Introducing DATEX II Version 3

With the rapidly accelerating digitalization and automation of the ITS domain, the urgency to ensure consistency on the information level becomes more and more obvious. The more or less linear world of ITS is transforming into a world in which all actors exchange information with each other because the roles of data collectors, data processors and information providers are increasingly being combined for each actor in the value chain. The development of interoperable profiles in the different stakeholder and technology domains will be key for the success of the hybrid phase. DATEX II Version 3 was developed taking into account the transformation the ITS world is going through.

With DATEX II Version 3 the definitive split between the traffic content of DATEX II and the exchange of the information is finalized. It provides a flexible framework to support actual use cases with tailored DATEX II profiles. Whether the profile is small or extended, it will just contain the elements that you need. Version 3 also ensures that different profiles are compatible and interoperable. Thanks to a technology update (UML2, XMI2.1), Version 3 is now faster and more user-friendly compared to its predecessor. Other features and novelties include the Modular Approach (packaging structures, namespaces, …) allowing you to do parking without having to worry about travel times, the possibility to extend enumerations, a new web version of the fast schema generation tool, a new, second experimental transfer syntax (JSON Schema) and many non-backward compatible model improvements based on input from the community collected of the years. Of course, the data model was improved as well and received a number of new or modified elements or a new structure based on user requirements. The methodology behind DATEX was also updated.

Please have a look at our new documentation portal where we will store all downloads, documentation and other supporting materials like tutorials on Version 3. For more help, take a look at the Support page(s) on this website. 

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