ImageReal-time traffic information services aim to provide road users with useful, accurate and up-to-date information on the road network, traffic circulation plans, traffic regulations (such as speed limits and access restrictions), recommended driving routes and real-time traffic data including estimated travel
times, information about congestion, accidents, road works and road closures, weather conditions, other relevant safety-related information (e.g. the presence of animal, people or debris on the road). Additionally, real-time traffic information services can potentially include any other information considered relevant to the planning and the execution of the trip.

Consultation for the development of the relevant specifications on the provision of EU-wide real-time traffic information services under Directive 2010/40/EU (the «ITS Directive»). For performing the survey please use the link below before March 14 2014.


TRA aims to offer to researchers, academics, companies, investors and policy makers, the best framework to exchange and share common objectives to drive innovation, foster dissemination and support implementation in the transport sector across 7 themes. With this fifth edition, focusing on innovation in transport, TRA 2014 will allow you to be aware of the latest innovations in the transport sector and to maximise business opportunities. With the success of the submissions we are expecting 3000 delegates coming from all over the world and especially from all Europe.

LillehammerStasjonArbeidet med å lage reiseplanleggere som dekker alle transportmodi er underveis. Nå etterspør DG MOVE behov fra de berørte. Prøv å svare på undersøkelsen her og gjør norske behov synlige i Europa.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Multimodal travel information, planning and booking services are key elements of ITS deployment and can provide European travellers and businesses with comprehensive information on door-to-door connections allowing for well-informed travel decisions. This has an influence on mobility choices and better integration of all transport modes into a more efficient European Transport System.

Currently, there are more than 100 travel planners in Europe; however the current offer is far from allowing the user to find door-to-door information or book a ticket for a journey within Europe regardless of the number of countries or transport modes involved.

Previous activities identified three data-related elements to be tackled for delivering multimodal travel information and planning services: access to transport data, improving and maximizing the availability of data, and interoperability of data formats.

Following up the work in the domain of multimodal journey planning and information services carried out under the ITS Action Plan (Action 1.5 Promotion of multimodal journey planners) and ITS Directive (priority action (a) provision of EU-wide multimodal information), taking stock of the 1st Smart Mobility Challenge on multimodal journey planners ( ) and discussions held during the Informal Ministerial Meeting in Cyprus in July 2012, and also following up the public consultation launched earlier this year on «Enablers for European multimodal travel planning and information services» (see results on ), the Commission would like to gather stakeholders’ opinion on a number of data-related remaining challenges, and on the relevance and impacts of a number of possible measures the European Commission may propose to overcome them.

This is the scope of the public consultation opened from 31/07/2013 to 25/10/2013 available on, in which you are invited to express your opinion on the extent of the problem, the assessment of existing measures and the relevance and impacts of proposed options. This will feed in into an on-going impact assessment procedure, with a view of a possible proposal of the Commission which would address the issue of access to multimodal traffic and travel data.

You may also address additional comments, information and/or positions on access to multimodal traffic and travel data in the European Union to the email address .

We thank you in advance for your participation in this public consultation.

With best regards,


0911_EFMI-STC-2009-Antalya_0059Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) recognized the city of Tallinn for the fifth time as one of the world’s seven (Top7) most innovative communities. The resulting recognition Top7 is the second phase of the contest of more than 400 competitors for the title of «Intelligent Community of the Year 2013».

The Intelligent Community Forum  (ICF) announced the communities making it to this year’s Top7 (Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year). Those belonging in the Top7 list are examples of exemplary economic development and being included in it is considered a badge of honor in itself. This is an important acknowledgment for the City of Tallinn as a community.

Tallinn City Secretary Toomas Sepp said that Tallinn, as well as other competitors had the same topics when submitting the application – innovation and employment on the basis of which they were evaluated and compared with other communities. «However, it should be noted that innovation and employment are the processes that are in conflict with each other in several aspects. Generally innovation sets an aim to produce, with a smaller number of employees, a larger amount of high quality services or goods. Employment is expected, however, to ensure the maximum number of jobs and reduce unemployment, «said Sepp.

In the application, the development plans and programs were described, which have created a real foundation for innovation in the City of Tallinn, including the initiative of the creation of the IT Academy, the Estonian Information Society Development Plan until the year 2013 +, the Innovation strategy of Tallinn and others.

«Speaking of employment could not be bypassed the negative impact of the economic crisis to the employment of Tallinn, while also describing the active steps taken by the City of Tallinn to mitigate the effects of unemployment, including the program «Tallinn will Help». In Tallinn University of Technology were launched at the same time, a number of adult continuing education courses, which in turn gave many unemployed people the opportunity to start working from new starting positions,» said Sepp.

Intelligent Community of the Year 2013 will be announced on 7 June. City of Tallinn has been recognized also in the past – in the years 2007-2010 Tallinn was selected to the list of the First Seven Communities . During the last two years Tallinn has not been participating in the contests between communities.

 Intelligent Community Forum  is a non-profit organization that brings together intelligent communities all over the world. The organization presents the achievements of its member communities worldwide, develops private mutually beneficial relationships of the leaders of public and private sectors of the member communities, develops research programs, contributes to the peaceful development of the communities and strives to ensure the best opportunities for IT, innovative and dynamic development of the communities.

Organization membership is available only to communities who qualify as Smart21, the Intelligent Community of the Year or the Seven First Communities or have received the Founder Prize from the Intelligent Community Forum. The City of Tallinn is a founding member of the Intelligent Community Association from the year 2010.

Participation of the City of Tallinn in the work of the Intelligent Community Forum provides great opportunities to obtain information necessary for further development of the IT sector of the City of Tallinn on contemporary IT and other hi-tech solutions of the public sector from the different countries of the world. It also provides an opportunity to introduce the City of Tallinn as a progressive and developed community and the urban governance use of modern solutions on a broader scale outside European Union borders.

ERA-NETflagshipTransportInternational research groups can bring in innovative projects until November 4th, 2013. On June 13th, 2013, a networking event for interested researchers will take place in Brussels.

The aim of ERA-NET TRANSPORT (ENT) is to promoter international research in the transport area. For that purpose the partner institutions provide financial support for international groups of researchers. Since April 29th, 2013, the first ENT-Flagship Call with a volume of 10 million Euros is open. This Call deals with «Future Travelling» and shall contribute to reducing emissions, to enhance sustainability of passenger and freight traffic in order to create a benefit for Europe. International researching groups can bring in innovative projects around the two topic areas «Future Vehicle Technologies» and «Traveller of the Future» until November 4th, 2013.

Researchers, who want to participate, are searching partners for their project or want to get inspired by the ideas of other have the opportunity to attend a kick-off and brokerage event. For the event which takes place in Brussels on June 13th, interested researchers can register until May 29th, 2013. Participation is free of charge.

Further information and the agenda you can find on

1744312001xmxlx050801xnedx100005DG MOVE is seeking external expertise “To develop and validate the feasibility of a multi-modal, passenger transport information and booking service that could be applied on a pan-European basis”. This is an initiative that arises from a Preparatory Action from the European Parliament.
To this end, DG MOVE launched a Services contract following call for tenders. The winning consortium (Amadeus, BeNe Rail, IATA, Thaies, UNIFE, Zeppelin University) is headed by Amadeus and they, on behalf of DG MOVE, are holding the first stakeholder conference.
The first phase of the contracted project delivers a study comprising an evaluation of cross-modal and cross-border travel information and ticketing from various perspectives (the market, technology, legal framework, policy, trends, barriers and recommendations).
The intention is that the study proves of value for both the Commission and the wider community of European travel industry and consumer stakeholders.
To this end we invite your organisation to participate in a Stakeholder Consultation meeting to discuss the high level research plan of the study so providing you with the opportunity to raise perspectives which you deem both relevant and useful for the study to consider.
The meeting will take place on 12 June 2013, from 14:30 to 18:30, in meeting room AB/2.D, in the Centre Borschette, rue Froissart 36,1040 Brussels, Belgium.
The meeting will be chaired by the European Commission and presentations made by the consortium but time can be allocated for any short presentations from stakeholders targeting themes considered relevant for the study.

KooperativLeverandørindustrien møter samferselsdirektørene om ny Nasjonal transportplan 2014-2023 – Samferdselsminister Marit Arnstad åpnet møtet. Møteleder var departementsråd Eva Hildrum, Samferdselsdepartementet. Vegdirektør Terje Moe Gustavsen som har vært leder av styringsgruppa for Nasjonal transportplan innledet med «Kommende riksvegprosjekter anlegg, drift og NTP_Veg_GåSyklKollNTP_Veg_Sikkvedlikehold»NTP_Veg_Bymiljø.

Jernbanedirektør Elisabeth Enger orienterte om «Kommende jernbaneprosjekter anlegg, drift og vedlikehold».


Etter lunsj fortsatte konsernsjefen i Avinor Dag Falk-Petersen om kommende luftfartsprosjekter.

Avslutningsvis holdt assisterende kystdirektør Per Jan Osdal innlegg om «Kommende prosjekter sjøtransport».

truckdriverITS (Intelligente Transport Systemer) vil få økende betydning for å nå de transportpolitiske målene. Innovasjonstakten på dette området er høy. Et stadig viktigere trekk er den økende integrasjonen mellom infrastruktur og transportmiddel. Nye ITS-løsninger utvikles i et internasjonalt miljø. For Norges del er det viktig å kunne ta del i denne utviklingen, slik at de norske transport-systemene kan effektiviseres parallelt med andre lands transport-systemer. Dermed oppnås en mer sømløs fraktinformasjon mellom vareeiere, rederier, havner og samlastere. For persontransport vil ITS bidra til sanntids-informasjon for alle transporttilbud og med tilgang til integrerte og oppdaterte bestillings- og betalingssystemer. Dette vil gi brukerne korrekte priser og pålitelig informasjon om stadig større deler av transportsystemet. ITS kan også benyttes for å prioritere og styre enkelte transportformer, påvirke reisemiddel-valg, øke graden av universell utforming, stimulere til kameratkjøring og håndheve miljøbasert trafikkstyring. Videre kan ITS bidra til å forenkle bilkjøring og utnytte eksisterende vegkapasitet og annen infrastruktur bedre. ITS kan derfor framover bli en vesentlig faktor for å påvirke transportadferd og reisemiddelfordeling.

0911_EFMI-STC-2009-Antalya_0129ITS er et viktig bidrag for å oppnå regjeringens transportpolitiske mål. Mange norske bedrifter har stor kompetanse og gode produkter og tjenester på dette området. Økt internasjonal bruk av ITS vil derfor også kunne gi gode muligheter for norsk næringsliv. Innføring av ITS i vegsektoren har skjedd langsommere enn for andre transportformer og ofte usammenhengende. For å ta ut potensialet ved ny teknologi på vegtransport området, ble det utarbeidet en handlingsplan på europeisk nivå i 2008. Handlingsplanens mål var også å bedre samspillet med annen teknologi på vegtransport området, samt å bedre grensesnittet til andre transportformer.

hundlesHandlingsplanen ble i 2010 fulgt opp ved at EU-parlamentet og EUs ministerråd vedtok ITS-direktivet. Direktivet er en del av EØS-avtalen. I direktivet er det utpekt seks innsatsområder som nå følges opp med nødvendig standardisering. Det kan være hensiktsmessig å prøve ut og ta i bruk ny teknologi, bl.a. ITS-løsninger, som støtter opp under transport-politikken. Felles standarder – som EU nå utarbeider – gjør det også enklere for mindre land å knytte seg til slike systemer.
oslo-self-service-imageDisse er ofte svært kostbare og kompliserte, både å utvikle og implementere. Norge deltar aktiv i dette arbeidet.
Implementering og bruk av ITS kan være utfordrende når det gjelder datasikkerhet og personvern. Det kreves derfor spesiell oppmerksomhet på dette området, både når det gjelder utviklingen av nye løsninger og drift av dagens løsninger.
Hensynet til personvern skal være en viktig del av planlegging og videreutvikling av ITS. Også i selve direktivet er disse hensynene ivaretatt. Datatilsynet deltar i det norske ITS-rådet.


LillehammerStasjonIntelligent transport systems

Workshop linked to the Action Plan on Intelligent Transport Systems


(16 April 2013 – 09.00-17.00, European Commission, Charlemagne building, Sicc o Mansholt Room, 170, rue de la Loi – Brussels)

In the context of the work carried on under the Action 1.5. Promotion of multi-modal journey planners of the ITS Action Plan, on 19 December 2012 the European Commission launched a public consultation on Enablers for Multimodal Travel Planning and Information Services , in order to collect stakeholder’s views on remaining challenges impeding EU-wide deployment of such services and potential measures to overcome them.

This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the results of the public consultation as well as at gathering additional inputs and opinions on key issues such as

  • Access to travel data,
  • Aspects related to interoperability of data formats, exchange protocols and licenses, and
  • Stakeholder cooperation, necessary for successful project delivery and deployment.

In addition, possible steps forward in order to enable harmonized and continuous deployment of multimodal travel information and planning services across Europe will be addressed.

The discussion will take place in 3 panel sessions, with speakers from key relevant sectors, and also reserving ample time for interaction with all workshop participants.

The results of both public consultation and the workshop will feed in the work on development of specifications for priority action (a) of the Directive 2010/40/EU, concerning « EU-wide multimodal travel information services  «.

Notat fra møtet (som ble forsinket på grunn av stopp på metro ved Arts-de-Loi):

– integrating electronic reservation systems in all transport modes

– eTicketing/eCommerce business models

– Seamless travels win-win with rail/plane and the environment gain

– travel menu how to get around Europe, like

– cities use different smartcard systems (last call FP7); IFM-project for interoperability Calypso, UDV, ITSO, the IFM Alliance

– standards; conform to same position, smartcards operated by banks, launch integration in Europe

– semantics «common language»; come up with a layer mashup standard; trusted systems by public systems by private sector

– The above initiative is a Preparatory Action including study period year one and trial year two started April 2, 2013, if successful plan for 15 months. Project includes social impact, current development, identify political barriers, draft recommendation. Consortium led by Amadeus IT Group, partners; Thales Communication, BeNe Rail, IATA, Zeppelin University, Union des Industries Fer. The plan is to involve stakeholders in a planned workshop June 12, 2013 (see other article) starting 2nd phase on intermodal concept (proof-of-concept), intermodal ticket (example airticket to move from airport to city centre), first-and-last mile urban transit, meta multimodal journey Planner & Trip Tracker. Independant web-site when traveller will include NFC, tripTracking (TomTom); contact

Public consultation

1) lack of access (or reuse) to existing transport data

2) lack of fully interoperable formats of data and related protocols/interfaces

3) lack of availability of sufficient transport data

4) lack of strong cooperation mechanisms between stakeholders

Legacy systems; lack of standards, legal issues one stop-shop on travel, who is responsible for travel, data protection credit card info; round-based Public Transport

Integrated ticketing showing 1995 integrating rail-long distance ticket Peking-Budapest via Ulan Bator, Moskva in three languages; issue to be solved is single-ticket interoperability plus secure payment using standardised interfaces, issues passenger rights

PANEL: Access-to-data

CZ national journey planner IDOS business model is based on advertisement and is the top-10 web-site

Optimod project multimodal dataset in Lyon includes public travel data and road traffic, car sharing, car pooling, parking, scheduled data and realtime data

Vianavigo STIF journey planner plus Mappy have 16 mill. trips stored; 50 journey planners in France out of 70 in Europe. Car-sharing/car-pooling solutions that people want to develop. Misuse of data; parking lot empty

NL Open OV started 21 years ago, no change, Open Street Map, Open Trip Planner, based on Creative Commons (Google doesn’t like), tooling is available for free, data is not free data-for-money.

SE Samtrafiken laget av Victoria trafik institut, trafiklab public transport SE, open data/API, 1500 developers/800 projects, Stockholm 2 journey planners public API’s, travel hack competition 24H, API 3rd party developer ticket sale; GTFS-files (General Transit Feed Specification).

Transport for London: consumers try different apps – dogi, stay out of apps but IPR monitor closely, API journey planner (not realtime), API schedule. New TfL-website summer 2013 built on API’s making integration build and open data better/easier to deline; single TfL API based on normalised model as part of new TfL website. AppGarden showcase application built on TfL is consumer choice and ensure application meet minimum standards

Galileo project in 4 cities; NewYork, Athen, Madrid, London GTFS provide interoperability with 450 cities globally

TrenItalia and Milano is based on interoperability-by-design, architect for Monza Grand Prix, people know better of our trains to make an app; have to be transnational + capabilities + payment options. Single data model Praha, Lyon. Agree on business logics and pricing strategy.

Internet-of-transportation-things, CEN standards are dead, too many specifications, too many standards, keep IT-planner by itself, distributed systems, no open data, get realtime data

KU Leuven, Licensing iMind delas with network privacy aspects on transport data; availability>transparency>open licensing>interoperability; new challenge Service Level Agreement, terms of service, require open data licensing; project INSPIRE

PANEL on cooperative platforms

Outline public consultation; documents issued to be addressed

/A.Hovstø (Rapporteur)

Atlanten_storm6th Summer School «Intelligent Transport Systems:Human Centred Design for Safe and Eco-Mobility”, July 4-5 2013, Salon de Provence, France, information here 

The general concept of the DECOMOBIL project is to take advantage of the structured network of research set up in the HUMANIST Network of Excellence and followed up in the HUMANIST Virtual Centre of Excellence, in order to develop knowledge in the area of human centred design of ICT for sustainable transport and to widely disseminate results of these activities towards relevant stakeholders at European and international level.
In this perspective, the DECOMOBIL project will allow to support activities of the HUMANIST VCE in the field of ICT for eco‐multimodal mobility in order for these activities to contribute to related eSafety Working Groups and any other interested committees in the framework of the iCar Initiative. Therefore, through the organisation of scientific seminars and international conferences, definition of road mapping, reflection on Joint Research Initiative, and dedicated structuring contributions to eSafety WGs, objective of the DECOMOBIL project will be to contribute to the acceptability, the development and the implementation of ICT for cleaner and safer mobility through identification, discussion and dissemination of updated knowledge and know‐how in Human Machine Interaction and Human Centred Design areas towards the ITS community.