Romania is one of the EU member states that are taking part in the “CROCODILE” project, a TEN-T project that will construct a data exchange infrastructure to the benefit of public authorities and private partners along the Rhine-Danube corridor (that links Western Europe and the Black Sea). The project, set to be finalized by the end of 2015, concentrates on offering smart transport services, including in what concerns information on parking lots for trucks and road safety. It will allow the harmonization and offering of information services for travelers along the entire corridor, the cross-border implementation of smart transport services, the hiking of the efficiency of traffic flows and the lowering of traffic congestion.
The TEN-T project will co-finance, by over EUR 50 M, the development and usage of smart transport services on European roads in order to improve road transport safety, security and efficiency. As a result of the projects being implemented, a series of smart transport services such as intelligent truck parking, journey duration and real-time traffic information will become accessible.
The projects have been selected for EU financing with the help of external experts as part of the TEN-T “Smart Transport Systems” Multiannual Call for Proposals 2013. Their implementation will be monitored by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).