Framework design


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Framework design for cooperation in interactive traffic management

The objective of this activity is to achieve a shared vision about interactive traffic management between the partners and to commonly define a framework for public-private cooperation in traffic management. This activity also identified and analysed potential bottlenecks, enablers and barriers.

The framework design is a strategic approach to define a shared vision and a proposed future cooperation framework for interactive traffic management. In preparation for the actual pilots, a framework on the cooperation has been delivered (July 2018). The framework consists of:

  • The SOCRATES2.0 vision on public –private cooperation in traffic information services.
  • Elaborated use cases for services for road users: smart routing, actual speed and lane advice and local information and hazardous warnings.
  • Options for cooperation of the stakeholders

Shared vision

In this task the vision shared by the SOCRATES2.0 partners for the future framework for interactive traffic management is described based on earlier findings of the TM2.0 platform. This framework contains all the involved stakeholders.

As a joint starting point for the project, the partners of SOCRATES2.0 assembled a shared vision on interactive traffic management. Elaborating on the principles of TM2.0, this shared vision identifies the individual and joint motivations, interests and expectations.

The partners wanted to establish something new and not just improve an existing concept of cooperation. To do so, they recognised that a paradigm shift should be made from ‘managing and influencing traffic’ to ‘supporting people on their travel from A to B’. As a result, the vision does not just focus on technology or the traffic management process but is elaborated along four dimensions: CUSTOMER, COMMUNITY, TECHNOLOGY and COLLABORATION.

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                                        Figure 2: The four dimensions of SOCRATES2.0

Proposed Framework

The framework presented a first selection of options for cooperation and elaboration use cases for services for road users. These include a list of steps defining the interactions between actors and systems to achieve the goals. Also, a Cooperation Model Matrix and different Intermediary types were presented. The framework describes a number of typical options for the intermediary role, to be selected and elaborated in the next activities of the project. For the different SOCRATES2.0 pilots there will be no “one size fits all” Cooperation Model and variations to the Intermediary types are possible. The upcoming SOCRATES2.0 pilots will experiment with different Cooperation Models and Intermediary types per use case, in order to experience more and learn the effects of different options. The results will be used to update the framework.


In this task the bottlenecks and barriers were described, together with their corresponding risks for and effects on possible European-wide deployment of a framework of interactive traffic management. However, SOCRATES2.0 does not aim to solve the bottlenecks, that is beyond its scope. SOCRATES2.0 will focus on the Dutch, German, Danish and Belgian situation. It is also analysed what these bottlenecks could mean for the pilot(s). Bottlenecks related to the following issues were considered: organisational issues, financial issues, commercial interests, safety, privacy, security, confidentiality, intellectual property rights, open data, data quality, technical issues and legal issues.


Report "Proposed Cooperation Framework & Bottlenecks"

Factsheet "SOCRATES2.0 Cooperation Framework for Interactive Traffic Management"