The Safety Related Traffic Information (SRTI) Ecosystem was created by the Data for Road Safety members for the exchange of data and information under the terms and conditions of the Multi Party Agreement and thus creating a trust domain for that exchange.
Year 2019 was by far the safest on European roads according to European Commissions preliminary figures in 2020. The European target to reduce the number of fatal road crash victims and serious injuries by half in 2030 stays however far away. In order to achieve the set targets for road safety, the European Commission Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030 notes next steps and new approaches, including safe systems and new technological advances as well as opportunities of connectivity and automation. The Safety Related Traffic Information (SRTI) Ecosystem partners will make a collaborative effort to be part of this new cooperation and share data while supporting road safety.
In order to exchange data, the partners agreed on a number of aspects such as the conditions of exchange, the allowed use of data and access to the data.
The mission of the European Data for Road Safety is to improve road safety by maximizing the reach of safety-related traffic information powered by safety data generated by vehicles and infrastructure.
Proof of Concept
This PoC was necessary to develop and test the exchange of SRTI messages between private and public partners and was launched at the ITS Europe conference in Eindhoven on 3 June 2019 and ended in early October 2020.
During the PoC, approximately 28 million messages were received by the Dutch National Access Point only. Vehicle data contributed to five out of the eight Safety Related Traffic Information categories. However, the categories that cannot be detected by vehicle data at this point in time, might be available at public parties and other industry partners.
The complete results can be found in the report: Evaluation of the PoC ‘Data for Road Safety’.
Effect on road safety
The availability of Safety Related Traffic Information has a positive effect on road safety. It helps accelerating the deployment of emergency services and recovery companies by public authorities. The exact location of vehicle crashes and broken-down vehicles is also shared within seconds with service providers, who can issue warnings for road users. The PoC confirms the following effects: