Intelligent Transport Systems
If we look at the “2020 vision” for truck parking areas, digitalization will play a crucial role in our business. At the EU-level the Commission Delegated Regulation No 885/2013 of May 15, 2013, with regard to the provision of information services for safe and secure parking places for truck and commercial vehicles, is a decisive step forward and provides the opportunity to create a flourishing network of truck parking areas, enabled by interoperable, high-quality information and reservation services
The essence of the Delegated Act is as follows:
- Information covers static and dynamic information. ‘Static information’ means information provided by the parking area operator relating to the description of the parking area.‘Dynamic information’ means information indicating, at any given time, the available parking capacity or its current status (free/full/closed).
- Member States will designate areas where traffic and security conditions require the deployment of information services. They shall also define priority zones where dynamic information will be provided.
- Public or private parking operators and service providers shall use DATEX II. Regarding dynamic data, the following information is required: availability of parking places including whether a parking is: full, closed or number of free places which are available.
- Service providers collection information at a specific location shall display at least the next two safe and secure parking areas within 100 kilometers along a corridor and the availability of parking places at the next two areas in a priority zone also within 100 kilometers.
- Any change of situation of the parking area shall be immediately notified by public and private parking operators to the national or international access point and to the national authorities
- For each new priority zone, all public and private operators of parking places shall ensure the reliability of information. For these purposes they shall carry out periodic controls of the detection equipment, including measuring the difference between the data displayed and the real availability of parking places.
- Designated bodies shall randomly inspect the correctness of the declarations of a number of public and private service providers and parking operators, and request a demonstration of compliance with the requirements set out in Articles 4 to 7.
- The quality of the service may also be assessed using user-generated comment.
- Every year, the designated bodies shall report to the relevant national authorities on the declarations submitted, as well as on the results of their random inspections.