Improving Accuracy in Road Safety Data Exchange for Navigation Systems - European Union Location Framework Transportation Pilot

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive in 2010 confirmed the importance of digital maps, required mainly in two priority actions (provision of EU-wide real time traffic and multimodal travel information services). The creation of standards is envisaged for the integration of accurate public road data in digital maps, and the ITS Directive provides that to guarantee a coordinated approach, coherence with the INSPIRE framework should be ensured, especially for what concerns static road data (speed limits, access restrictions...). INSPIRE is Directive 2007/2/EC establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE), to share spatial data and services, supporting environmental policies or policies that have an impact on the environment. The European Union Location Framework (EULF) transportation pilot was an opportunity to support concretely the needs of businesses and citizens and address the policy requirements of the ITS Directive, while leveraging the INSPIRE investment by the European countries. It established an up-to-date flow of road safety data between road authorities and commercial map providers in Norway and Sweden, and provided guidance on linear referencing and exchange standards (the Transport Network ITS Spatial Data Deployment Platform (TN-ITS) protocol), supporting the aims of the ITS Directive and drawing on INSPIRE. Partners included the Joint Research Centre (JRC)-led EULF project, ERTICO (a public/private sector European mobility solutions partnership), Norwegian and Swedish Road Authorities, TomTom and HERE (commercial navigation system providers), and Norwegian and Swedish Mapping Agencies (partners of the European Location Framework (ELF) project led by EuroGeographics). This document describes: (i) the relevant policy context; (ii) the methodology used to implement the TN-ITS protocol in Norway in Sweden; (iii) the use of the linear referencing approach from INSPIRE to complement TN-ITS location referencing; (iv) the testing of the ELF platform by the commercial map providers; (v) the development of a draft technical specification prepared for formal submission of the TN-ITS standard under CEN TC-278; and (vi) an assessment of the added value of the approach undertaken.

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    • © European Union, 2016.
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    European Commission

    Joint Research Centre
    Ispra,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Borzacchiello, M T
    • Boguslawski, R
    • Pignatelli, F
  • Publication Date: 2016


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57p

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  • Accession Number: 01690091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789279644566
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LF-NA-28-301-EN-E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2018 4:20PM