In a 12-minute documentary, all cooperating partners reflect on their expectations at the start of the project.
All the project ins and outs are now conveniently bundled in a clear and easy to navigate Digital Magazine. Read all the details about the results, lessons learned and what is next for European interactive traffic management.
The European SOCRATES2.0 project aimed to promote cleaner, more efficient and safer traffic flow. “The partners – road authorities and private service providers – found a new, structured way of working together,” explains project manager Tiffany Vlemmings from the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat).
The SOCRATES 2.0 partners are happy to invite you to the online final SOCRATES2.0 conference on 22 June 2021. We are excited to present and share our results and discuss with you our perspective on public-private cooperation and what we think the future holds for interactive traffic management.
This summer, we’ll have the results and lessons learned from Socrates2.0. So, the Socrates2.0 partners are inviting you to the final Socrates2.0 conference online.
The Dutch minister of Infrastructure and Water Management offered an update letter on Smart Mobility in the Netherlands to the house of representatives. In the accompanying brochure Smart Mobility Dutch Reality, SOCRATES2.0 is set as an example for public-private cooperation in Traffic Management.
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).
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.
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.
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.