Paving the way for the future of car mobility

SOCRATES2.0 is a pan-European project that brings together road authorities, service providers and car manufacturers. Together they set new standards to share and integrate traffic information. This enables effective traffic management and opens the door to innovative traffic information and navigation services. It will make traffic smoother, safer and more sustainable. Hence our pay-off: fast, safe and green. SOCRATES2.0 also provides the essential building blocks to prepare Europe for the future of self-driving cars. 

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News & Agenda

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17 November 2020

Faster, safer and cleaner traffic – but how to make it profitable?

Mobility in the European Union must be efficient, safe and green, but how do you achieve this and earn money at the same time? ‘Business modelling has been the “hot potato” of SOCRATES2.0 since the start of the project, but we are starting to make progress with this now, says Jan Maarten van den Berg, business manager SOCRATES2.0 at the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat).

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17 November 2020

Merging data gives better insight into roadworks

Intending to lessen the consequences of roadworks, an intermediary trusted party combined the data from the public and private partners in the SOCRATES2.0 project. ‘We now have a more complete picture of when and where roadworks take place,’ say Nuno Rodrigues and Ruud van den Dries from MAPtm.

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17 November 2020

A better flow of traffic and more space for cyclists in Copenhagen

With the SOCRATES2.0 pilots coming to an end in the coming months, we are zooming in on several interesting use cases in the pilot city of Copenhagen. ‘By integrating the data, it’s easier to avoid traffic jams, to give cyclists more space and to take measures in case of air pollution,’ says Jan Romijnders, mobility consultant at Technolution.

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17 November 2020

Useful insights about optimising traffic, despite the pandemic

After three years of close cooperation, the pilots in the SOCRATES2.0 project will be rounded off at the end of the year, followed by an evaluation and consolidation phase. ‘While we couldn’t carry out everything as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, we could do most of it, and we certainly gained a lot of knowledge,’ says project manager Tiffany Vlemmings. She also outlined this during the ITS Virtual congress this week.

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Events

2&3 December 2020 | Digital

Polis conference

SOCRATES will present two papers: on cooperative proactive traffic management in the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam (Giovanni Huisken) & Digitalization and distribution of Environmental Zone information in the Amsterdam Region (Jan Maarten van den Berg et al.)
9 & 10 November 2020 | Virtual

ITS Europe Congress 2020

Virtual format. SOCRATES will present papers on 3 use cases (road works, optimizing network traffic flow, road works data) and also on the assessor (intermediary role for cooperation)
29 June-1 July 2020 | Brussels

Asecap days

POSTPONED, date unknown. Patrick Deknudt (Vlaamse overheid) will present the cooperation in the Antwerpen pilot, use case for optimizing network traffic flow on the Antwerp ring road.
25 June 2020 | Webinar

Webinar Cooperation framework for public-private trafficmanagement

Tiffany Vlemmings and Nuno Rodrigues will present (in Dutch)
April 2020 | Amsterdam

Intertraffic Amsterdam

POSTPONED to March 2021. SOCRATES2.0 was to be presented in the exhibition (booth of Metropole Region Amsterdam)

Activities

Roadmap

Four pilot projects will be organised, involving thousands of users testing new and extended mobile/in-car services based on interactive traffic management. The pilots are located in the regions of Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich and Antwerp and include motorways, regional roads, urban-interurban interfaces and urban roads.

Roadmap and activity overview

October 2017 Kick off event

June 2018 Joint vision ready

September 2018 ITS World Congress, Copenhagen

October 2018 Pilot design complete

April 2019 Start pilots

June 2020 Evaluation reports

December 2020 Consolidated results

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