You might have heard about it, but most people are not familiar with the National Body for Traffic Data. Even though it has played a prominent role in providing high-quality traffic data. It has been active since late 2017 and is associated to the Federal Highway Research Institute [Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt).
What Exactly Does the National Body for Traffic Data Do?
- Its responsibilities are defined by the Intelligent Transport Systems Law [Intelligente Verkehrssysteme Gesetz (IVSG)]: It investigates self-declarations of data providers on a random basis.
- This self-declaration form must be submitted by you, if you fall under the legal data provision obligation or monitoring obligation.
- If there is a data provision obligation, you are required to make data available to the MDM (the national access point for traffic data) and submit a self-declaration form to the National Body for Traffic Data.
For Whom Is the National Body for Traffic Data Relevant?
Organisations utilising data for real-time traffic information services, safety-relevant traffic announcements and information services for secure lorry parking facilities, may fall under the data provision obligation. These include:
- Road authorities
- Public or private road operators
- Private service providers
- Public or private parking operators
If your organisation is part of the above-mentioned groups and you are in doubt, you should definitely check your legal obligations yourself.
You can find advice on whether you have to provide data to the MDM and submit a self-declaration form to the National Body for Traffic Data on nationalestelleverkehr.de.
Do you have further questions? Your National Body for Traffic Data is looking forward to providing advice and information to you.
National Body for Traffic Data
Federal Highway Authority
Contact: Timo Hoffmann, Department of Connected Mobility, Phone: 02204 43-5506
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