Welcome to DATEX II
As part of the last DATEX II Steering Group meeting held in Athens, Vasilis Mizaras, senior ITS expert from the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Hellenic Institute of Transport, made a presentation explaining the status and prospects of the DATEX II deployment of ITS in Greece.
Do you want to know what's true and what's not about Urban Traffic Management & Control and DATEX II standards? Our DATEX II expert Ian Cornwell has written an interesting article about a few myths that surround UTMC and DATEX II standards. Read the article here!
One of the sessions at the 2019 Digital Transport Days in Helsinki focused on (the future of) National Access Points in Europe: ‘Building a data layer: Network of national (data) access points -NAP’. The idea of launching a bottom-up group of NAPs and National Bodies (NBs) was presented by EU EIP expert Timo Hoffmann, with the goal to exchange knowledge and experiences, common approaches, data standards, how to get data from international organisations, etc.
We are happy to announce that DATEX II schema generation tools (web and windows) are updated with JSON schema support.
In the tools it’s now possible to choose to generate schema as either XML schema or JSON schema.
Since there is still some ongoing work, the JSON schema support has been given the status Release candidate.
More info about how to access the tools at http://d2docs.ndwcloud.nu/downloads/modelv30.html
Parts 4 (VMS) and 5 (Measured and elaborated data) of the DATEX II standard EN 16157 are now entering CEN “enquiry” – the last stage at which technical comments can be made, through national standards bodies. Comment resolution will allow a DATEX II release (referred to as 3.1) in Spring 2020 to include the version 3 forms of VMS and RoadTrafficData namespaces. Due to the modular approach of DATEX II version 3, users shouldn’t think in terms of supporting v3.0 or v3.1 or any specific v3.X, but rather supporting v3 with a selection of modules (technically “namespaces”). Each release 3.X will increase the number of modules available.
With the collaboration of DATEX II and the C-Roads Platform, two major European initiatives for harmonisation join forces against the background of emerging cooperative intelligent transport services (C-ITS). Both of them have used various opportunities to demonstrate their technical and strategic importance in increasing the safety and efficiency of transport in Europe and beyond. With high potential for synergies, a cooperation between DATEX II and C-Roads was the logical next step. The ITS Europe Congress 2019 in Eindhoven provides the backdrop for the signature of a collaboration agreement.