Report from 7.2.2020

LOD-RoadTran18 project concludes its first phase in which a comprehensive analysis of European legislation has been carried out regarding to the development of intelligent transport systems and their implementation in the European Union. The study is the basis of project goal to re-use dynamic traffic data between European Union countries. LOD-RoadTran18 is co-financed by the European Commission under CEF projects.

The aim of the LOD-RoadTran18 is to improve the interoperability and distribution of dynamic traffic data from the Czech Republic and Spain. The project aims to ensure their reusability at European level to become linked open data (LOD).

To achieve these objectives, European legislation on public sector information (PSI) and intelligent transport systems (ITS) was analyzed in the first phase in order to examine their implementation at national level. A study was conducted on how public administrations currently provide traffic information. The initiative covers various aspects of traffic data and their content, as well as how to publish data at national access points). A partial objective of this section was to define how these data should be published to meet specific regulatory requirements.

An analysis of legal and technical issues related to PSI was carried out. The project partners reviewed the existing legislation at national and European level and analyzed its level of implementation on public portals with open data and in particular in the national access points. At the same time, procedural issues related to the ITS Directive were analyzed. In addition, partners from both countries involved analyzed national legislation resulting from the two legislation.

The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of CVUT and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

Report from 12.12.2019

A team from the Department of Transport Telematics is working on the European project LOD-RoadTran18 which aims to encourage the re-use of road traffic data in Czechia and Spain to make this data accessible, interoperable and reusable through the European Data Portal using linked open data.

Open traffic data from Czechia and Spain will be distributed using a semantic model that avoids interoperability problems. Semantic capability-based traffic information inquiries give access, for example, to systems that can take into account weather information at the time of the accident.

There are currently several open sources of traffic data, but they are not linked open data or do not reach international level. The resulting LOD-RoadTran18 system will support the reusability of traffic data through the European Data Portal, allowing access to this information from other sectors at international level.

LOD-RoadTran18 helps to create interoperable and interconnected digital services to support the digital single market. The project is consistent with the European Commission's strategy to encourage the reusability and availability of information.

In Czechia, Department of Transport Telematics, Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague and TamTam Research and in Spain IRTIC Institute of Robotics and Informatics, University of Valencia, Desidedatum Data Company, RBSolutions, Esam Tecnología, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, and Leading Management Technology cooperate on the project.

The project is co-funded by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility Telecom (CEF-Telecom) program, which supports the facilitation of international interaction between public administrations, companies and citizens and the development of Digital Infrastructure Services (DSIs).

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