The Netherlands: ITS European Congress – Safety first has announced that it is strengthening its commitment to helping improve the safety of drivers across Europe.
HERE has long championed the idea that sharing data is at the heart of safer driving. The company envisions tens of millions of vehicles sharing anonymized data with, for example, EU National Access Points, government transportation agencies, and service providers, enabling drivers and road operators to benefit from more precise and reliable warnings about potential hazards on the road.
HERE outlined important new steps it is taking to move closer to realizing this vision.
HERE has also announced that it is collaborating with the EU Data Task Force (DTF) on a proof of concept called ‘Data for Road Safety’ aimed at bringing Safety-Related Traffic Information (SRTI) to road users across EU member states, in accordance with existing EU regulations.
Working together to make driving safer for all road users is at the heart of the DTF’s work. Founded in 2017, the DTF supports the implementation of existing EU laws on access to safety services. By boosting access to safety data and enabling collaboration between vehicle manufacturers and countries, the DTF aims to enhance traffic safety for all road users.
The Data for Road Safety initiative involves pooling safety-related data from multiple sources, including road infrastructure and different brands of vehicles, and making it accessible to all project partners. The year-long trial will see participating organizations explore the different aspects involved in running such a data ecosystem.