Background

All European Transport Ministers, the European Commission and current industry partners established the Data Task Force during the High-Level Meeting on Connected and Automated Driving on 15 February 2017 in Amsterdam.

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The mission of the European Data Task Force is to improve road safety by maximizing the reach of safety-related traffic information powered by safety data generated by vehicles and infrastructure.

The Data Task Force was structured around 3 core principles:

  1. Working together to make driving safer. Safer driving is a shared vision amongst government and industry stakeholders and is a key founding for this public-private partnership.

  2. Safety without compromise. Vehicle data has the potential to save lives. By making safety data a priority and share data across brands and across borders, we can maximize the benefit it brings and enhance road safety.

  3. A fair and trusted partnership. The Data Task Force is a trusted partnership of government and industry stakeholders that enables fair competition.

Building blocks:

  • Existing regulatory framework
    The Multi Party Agreement is a practical implementation of Delegated Regulation 886/2013.

  • Position Paper ACEA
    The position paper ‘Access to vehicle data for third-party services’ describes the extended vehicle approach for access to data.

  • Business 2 Business
    Partners identified the need to involve data aggregators and service providers in order to get Safety Related Traffic Information spread to as many road users as possible. Although this has a positive effect on road safety, it did complicate the process, as multiple parties had to agree on sharing data and information free of charge, also taking into account the competition law principles.

More information

Main Messages, Press Release June 2019 and Press Release January 2020