In the Directive 2010/40/EU (“ITS Directive”) the European Commission developed as Priority Action C a EU Regulation named “Data and procedures for the provision, where possible, of road safety related minimum universal traffic information free of charge to users”. It defines amongst others a single list of categories of safety related traffic information to be provided without additional cost for the end user.
Thanks to the fruitful collaboration among Car2Car Communication Consortium, Data for Road Safety, DATEX II and TISA a third revision of the “Terms and definitions” has been issued on 19 February. The document provides a subset of DATEX II situations, DENM and TPEG2-TEC causes and TMC Events, which shall be defined and declared as the message sets to be used for safety related messages.
Further, for the selected message sets, a correlation between the four standards DATEX II, DENM, TPEG and TMC is defined.
The outcome for this 3rd revision includes:
- 10 new events (based on a survey to record real world events that are categorised as Safety related messages)
- New definitions and recommendations to facilitate how these events can be expressed in the mainstream standards in use.
The document can be downloaded here
“A harmonized message set for safety related traffic information is a key ingredient towards the effective warning of drivers on the road for unusual, safety impacting situations. This third version of the guideline for safety-related traffic message sets reflects the latest developments and practices in the collection and provisioning of safety-related traffic information. Prepared and harmonized with an increasing group of stakeholder organizations, this effort shows that fostering traffic safety by better information is an enduring focus theme throughout Europe, for both public and private stakeholders alike.”, Teun Hendriks, Chair of the TISA Technical and Standardisation Committee
“We know from the Data for Road Safety ecosystem that interoperability plays an essential role in the access and exchange of data across brands and across borders. “We value this document as a means to facilitate increased harmonization across the relevant ITS standards”, Joost Vantomme, Chair of the Data for Road Safety Partnership, ACEA Smart Mobility Director
“The European Road Operators recognise the great importance of reliable information provision with regard to traffic safety related incidents to the road user. Technical innovations and enhanced detection and warning services enable a substantial contribution to road safety as a whole. The DATEX II community regards it as a core responsibility to ensure that the safety related data provision is supported by interdependent data standards used. Harmonisation and interoperability among the chain of exchange is key for a reliable information provision as such. With this version 3 document an important step has been made: new stakeholder communities get involved and relevant future harmonisation topics have already been identified. It is great to have such a collaborative coalition of key-actors joining forces contributing tremendously to road safety for all!”, Bard de Vries, Chair DATEX II Technical Group, Chair SRTI Working Group.