Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

ITS for Road 2013-EU-50003-P

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.



CROCODILE set up and operated a data exchange infrastructure that are used to exchange data and information between all involved public authorities and private partners.

Thanks to this exchange of data, traveller information services were harmonised and provided along the corridor. The specific focus of CROCODILE was on safety-related information services and truck parking information services.

CROCODILE also fostered cross-border coordination of strategies and services, implement cross-border ITS applications for travellers, improved the efficiency of traffic flows and reduced congestion.

CROCODILE mainly focused on the implementation of DATEX II nodes for data availability and exchange. To ensure the most appropriate data availability, CROCODILE set up additional data collection infrastructure relevant for road-safety and truck-parking information services. At the same time, to guarantee access to data by the users, CROCODILE Member States and partners set up access points in accordance to EU Regulations and Guidelines.

In brief, the main objectives of CROCODILE were to:

  • Implement infrastructure and processes in accordance to the needs identified in Commission delegated regulations (EU) No 886/2013 and (EU) No 885/2013 to form the basis for service deployments
  • Foster cross-border coordination of ITS strategies and services
  • Provide information services to truck drivers on parking space availability - Implement services for user information on safety critical traffic information through cross-border ITS applications for travellers
  • Improve the efficiency of traffic flows and reduce congestion
  • Stimulate investment in ITS infrastructure


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EU contribution: €4,449,229


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This project was also the subject of a press release issued by the Agency.

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Member States involved:

Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2013
End date: December 2015

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Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE
 Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

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