Opening Governmental Traffic Management Infrastructure for the Mutual Benefits of Authorities and Logistics – River Information Services in Europe

With the publication of Directive 2005/44/EC on harmonised river information services (RIS) on inland waterways in the Community the European Union established the foundation for the implementation of RIS in Europe. Since then not only the European countries have made major progress in the implementation of RIS, but also the USA, Russia and China are applying the major RIS principles on their navigable waterways. In numerous European projects and initiatives key RIS technologies and services were developed and enhanced and proposals for organisational and legal framework for the international inter-operation (esp. data exchange) were drafted. The conference contribution will give an insight into the concept of RIS, and lays out what key elements have been defined to enable international usage of intelligent traffic- and transport management services by setting common standards for international data exchange. Special attention will be put on the interaction of various European services which provide the foundation for inter-operability of national services. Finally the legal challenges of exchanging data with logistics users will be addressed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

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    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Sattler, Mario
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01491931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2013 12:54PM