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Recommended Reference Profiles

The DATEX II standard supports the entire domain of road traffic and road travel data provision. As a result the DATEX II content standard offers the ablitity of a coherent dataprovision for a wide variety of services in relation to traffic and travel information and management, both on a network and individual basis. To support the different types of services using the DATEX II standard, the concept of Recommended Profiles is available. A profile is a subset of the entire standard, only containing the relevant data-elements required for a specific use case.

To ensure interoperability of information services profiles need to be implemented. Systems implementing the same DATEX II profile are interoperable by definition. To support the EU Delegated Regulations on ITS and the by EU-EIP maintained deployment guides , DATEX II developped and publishes reference profiles. The requirements for these profiles either come from the harmonisation and liaison processes run in the DATEX II organisation, the EU-EIP activity 4.5 or liaison with external stakeholder communities such as TISA and C-Roads.

The EU Delegated Regulations are supported by Recommende Reference Profiles (RRP's). These RRP's contain the minimum set of data-elements required to provide the information meant by the specific datacategory in the specific delegated regulation. With the DATEX II webtool it is possible to combine the RRP's to a set of RRP's covering the available information. Apart from that, it is possible to extent the RRP with information elements that are available in the specific source.

The EU-EIP reference handbook has described harmonised uses cases for the provision of data from the road operator's point of view. These use-cases are supported by so calles Recommended Service Profiles (RSP's). These RSP'sa are based on one or more RRP's and extended with data-elements described in the use case.

The Data For Road Safety has defined a RSP for the delivery of level 2 SRTI data, originating from vehicles, to the road operators.

In the future RSP's from other stakeholder domains will follow.

The documentation on this page give a harmonised interpretation of the data categories in the Delegated Regulations A, B, C and E of the EU ITS-Directive 1040.

It is of utmost importance, regarding the EC goal to provide harmonised data exchange, that the content (data categories) of the Data exchange initiated by the different regulations are modelled identical by the different operators. The supporting documentation set out very clearly which data elements are correspding to the data categories and how they are to be recognised in the profile.

With the on-going maintenance of DATEX II, DATEX II takes care that profiles and their documentation are available when new versions of the relevant parts are published.

Delegated Regulation 886/2013

For the Delegated Regulation 886/2013 (action C) the SRTI Reference profiles, containing per data-category all events that are known as being SRTI flagged in EU. If someone has information, he is recommended so publish it according to this SRTI Reference Profile. Guarantee that within the SRTI reference profile the data categories of the Delegated Regulation 886/2013 can be easily identified by the users (e.g. by commenting) and that they are distinctly assigned to data elements so that the data categories are modelled in a similar (harmonised) way. This is a pre-requistite to allow harmonised data provision and exchange in the sense of the delegated regulation 886/2013.

Delegated Regulation 962/2015

For the Delegated regulation 962/2015 data profiles for the following datacategories will be developed:

  • The types of the static road data include in particular:

    1. location of parking places and service areas;
    2. location of charging points for electric vehicles and the conditions for their use;
    3. location of compressed natural gas, liquified natural gas, liquified petroleum gas stations;
  • The types of the dynamic road status data include in particular:

    1. road closures;
    2. lane closures;
    3. bridge closures;
    4. overtaking bans on heavy goods vehicles;
    5. roadworks;
    6. accidents and incidents;
    7. dynamic speed limits;
    8. direction of travel on reversible lanes;
    9. poor road conditions;
    10. temporary traffic management measures;
    11. variable road user charges and available payment methods;
    12. availability of parking places;
    13. availability of delivery areas;
    14. cost of parking;
    15. availability of charging points for electric vehicles;
    16. weather conditions affecting road surface and visibility.
  • The types of the traffic data include in particular:

    1. traffic volume;
    2. speed;
    3. location and length of traffic queues;
    4. travel times;
    5. waiting time at border crossings to non-EU Member States.

Delegated Regulation 1926/2017

For the Delegated regulation 1926/2017 data profiles for the following datacategories will be developed:

  • For Level of service 1 Passing times, trip plans and auxiliary information:

    1. Disruptions (all modes)
    2. Real-time status information — delays, cancellations, guaranteed connections monitoring (all modes)

For road traffic, these are covered by the profiles that are supporting the datacategories defined in Delegated Regulation 962.

  • Level of service 2

    1. Passing times, trip plans and auxiliary information (all modes):
      1. Current road link travel times
      2. Cycling network closures/diversions (under consideration)
    2. Information service: Availability of:
      • publicly accessible charging stations for electric vehicles and refuelling points for CNG/LNG, hydrogen, petrol and diesel powered vehicles
    3. Availability check:
      1. Car parking spaces available (on and off-street), parking tariffs, road toll tariffs
  • Level of service 3

    • Trip plans: Future predicted road link travel times


Here are links to the documentation for the Recommended Reference Profiles which are available in the DATEX II webtool.


Temporary slippery road

Animal/people/obstacles/debris on the road

Unprotected accident area

Short term road works

Reduced visibility

Wrong-way driver

Unmanaged blockage of a road

Exceptional weather conditions


Road closures

Lane closures

Bridge closures

Overtaking bans on HGVs


Accidents and incidents

Dynamic speed limits

Direction of travel on reversible lanes

Poor road conditions

Temporary traffic management measures

Variable road user charges and payment methods

Availibility of parkings places

Availibility of delivery places

Cost of parking

Availibility of charging points and usage conditions

Weather conditions affecting road surface and visibility

Location of parking-places and service areas

Location of charging points and useage conditions

Location of compressed natural gas etc

Traffic volume


Level of Service 1 Datacategories

Level of Service 2 - Current road link travel times

Level of Service 2 - Availability publicly accessible charging and refueling stations

Level of Service 3 - Future predicted road link travel times

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