Pilot leader is:

In cooperation with


The region of Amsterdam

The objective of this activity is to develop, test and evaluate interactive traffic management based on a close cooperation of road authorities, service providers and car industries in the Amsterdam region. This will be done, based on a selection of Use Cases and the subsequent pilot design, by realising (changes to the) sub-systems, performing system integration tests and operate the sub-systems during the integration tests and the evaluation period. The pilot will involve at least 6.000 beta users. The implementation of interactive traffic management is done as part of the program of the Amsterdam Practical Trial; this program started in 2013 and will continue until the end of 2020.





Integrated tests involving all partners

All the SOCRATES2.0 partners participate in this pilot. It involves three road authorities, several parties as intermediaries, one car industry and six service providers. In total three road authorities are involved, each operating their own traffic centre: the traffic centre of Rijkswaterstaat in North-West Netherlands, of the city of Amsterdam and of the province of Noord-Holland. These three traffic centres already provide traffic information on a regular basis, including intensities, speed and travel times for motorways and regional and urban roads. They cover the complete regional motorway network and all regional roads in the north-west part of the Netherlands and all roads (major and minor) in the city of Amsterdam (700.000 inhabitants). Each traffic centre has specific needs and functions. Deploying the generic described information services in a real-life operational environment differs significantly from one traffic management centre to the other.

>6.000 beta users

Involved service providers TomTom, HERE, Be-Mobile, BrandMKRS and the car industry BMW operate at a European scale. Together they cover the majority of the Dutch market for mobile traffic information and navigation systems and a fair share of the in-car information systems. The pilot in the Amsterdam region involves at least 6.000 beta users. The trial will run for a year. The evaluation period is at least 6 months. 


The Amsterdam Practical Trial (NDW, Province of Noord-Holland, Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Transport Authority and represented in the consortium by Rijkswaterstaat) will lead this activity, provide pilot coordination, monitors progress of all tasks, organises the system integration tests and the evaluations according to the agreed plan. Based on the common designs and specifications (see Framework design) all partners (public and private) can work in isolation to modify or extend their systems and services. The coordinator reports the progress of the activity to the project management team. 
Several partners are expected to be involved in the development of two or more intermediaries. It is expected that there will be public/private Trusted Third Parties and probably commercial and/or public intermediaries. All interfacing of the intermediaries with traffic centres and back offices is via TMex. The functional designs of the intermediaries and interfacing services are commonly agreed on (see Pilot designs).