The workshop had been split into two separate days, following the agenda below. Day 1 mainly addressed road operators’ experiences and their particular point of view, whereas the second day focused on truck drivers’ and service providers’ needs and proposals.
Different automatic truck detection systems were presented which are currently deployed on the URSA MAJOR network as well as in other environments (e.g. port areas). This operator focussed topic addressed aspects like measurement accuracy and calibration requirements. Furthermore, the workshop informed about and discussed the data profiles for ITP needed to implement EU regulation 885/13. The discussion clearly indicated a need for a follow-up workshop on this special topic for UMC partners as well as other relevant stakeholders (truck parking area operators and end user service providers) to elaborate on the practical application of the DATEX II parking model and truck parking profile (draftCEN/TS 16157-6) in the light of EU Delegated Regulation (EU) 885/2013, also addressing the practical implications of publishing data via National single access points.
40 participants benefited from a rich exchange of information. The relevance of the workshop has been convincingly demonstrated by the fact that number of external guests dominated the attendance of URSA MAJOR partners, with truck parking service providers, App developers and suppliers of intelligent truck parking systems and components all well represented. This mix stimulated the discussions and raised awareness of other stakeholders in the service chain and their particular needs and constraints. All these requirements are relevant and all stakeholders need to cooperate to eventually provide high quality and seamless truck parking information services to the freight community.
The conclusion of the workshop can be downloaded here.