The CROCODILE 3 corridor is a cooperation between public authorities, road administrations and traffic information service providers as logical follow up of the previous CROCODILE project phases.

The CROCODILE 3 corridor is situated in the Central European (CE) area and thus ensures coordinated traffic management and control as well as high quality traveller information services on most important road corridors in an enlarged Europe.

CROCODILE 3 comprises road network elements of six different countries with different
network characteristics. The CROCODILE 3 corridor includes three core TEN-T network

  • Baltic-Adriatic
  • Orient/East-Med
  • Mediterranean

There are different aspects that can be derived from situations like these and definitely must be included when thinking about solutions. Especially in Central Europe where several smaller countries (most of them having different languages) with lots of cross-border traffic adjoin cooperation and information exchange is a real must. This starts with overcoming organisational barriers, continues with data and information exchange based on common standards and protocols and ultimately leads to high-quality end-user information services.
Main focus of the CROCODILE 3 project:

  1. Implementation of the ITS Directive (National Body, National Access Point): Ensures access to data
  2. Implementation of DATEX II nodes: CROCODILE 3 will continue the work on the finalisation of DATEX II nodes for data availability and exchange as mentioned in the delegated regulations
  3. Cross-border information services: continuing the work towards improved services (web-service, application…) based on previous efforts and solutions of CROCODILE. 
  4. Enlarged cooperation between corridor projects.
  5. Working Groups: Continue the strategic and technical work and utilise CROCODILE as a stakeholder forum of high relevance

For drivers, the provision of information services along the whole CROCODILE 3 project before and during their journey will help them to optimise their route, respond to disruptions, and avoid hazardous situation.