Welcome to DATEX II
Around 300 experts from 21 different countries met on 14/15 November 2018 to exchange views on 'Traffic Management in a changing world' during the ITS Forum 2018. This Forum was organised by the European ITS Platform and the ITS Corridor projects and was hosted by Rijkswaterstaat in the LEF Future Centre in Utrecht (The Netherlands).
The 2018 DATEX II Forum, held in Utrecht (NL), concluded with the "Declaration of Utrecht": a non-binding guidance document for the future of DATEX II. It consists of 10 statements written entirely during the Forum, derived from outcomes of the break-out sessions, answers of the platoons as well as other highlights of the program.
The ITS world is changing. Where the information flow in the ITS value chain could formerly be presented as a linear line, technological innovations now ensure that all actors in this value chain can communicate with each other. It is therefore better to present the ITS world as a circle. All actors in the chain are affected by these changes. This is also true for DATEX II. Originally, DATEX II was focused on the requirements of highway road operators. In the past decade, service providers/OEMs also became more important.
Collaboration, harmonization and standardization are key in the European playing field. This session will discuss traffic management in a digital world, introducing both the European ITS Platform (EU EIP) and the European standard for the exchange of traffic related data, DATEX II.
With the rapidly accelerating digitalization and automation of the ITS domain, the urgency to ensure consistency on the information level becomes more and more obvious.
On the 23rd and 24th of May the 5th DATEX II Forum was held in the LEF Future Meeting Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands.