Data Services Hub of KPN connects parties in creating smart mobility
KPN has been selected as the ICT partner for Partnership Talking Traffic. Authorities and companies are cooperating in this partnership to improve mobility, traffic flow, road safety and livability in the busiest regions and cities of the Netherlands. The partnership is in line with KPN's ambition to play a connecting role in the digital transformation of the Netherlands.
Up to and including 2020, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, regional and local authorities, KPN and eleven other companies will together invest €90 million in jointly creating smart mobility consisting of intelligent applications that continuously guide and support road users – and also vehicles in the near future – while on the road.
Within Partnership Talking Traffic, KPN will develop in its role as ICT provider a Data Services Hub, a service to facilitate a secure and reliable exchange of information between people, machines and organizations. Partnership Talking Traffic, the first customer of the Data Services Hub of KPN, expects to be able to provide road users with new technologies for driving and traveling advisories from summer 2017. This will be accomplished by such means as real-time information exchange between road users and traffic systems.
KPN expects that the Data Services Hub service may also appeal to other parties because of increasing connectivity and the emergence of the Internet of Things. Using the Data Services Hub, public and private parties will be able to cooperate digitally in a secure and reliable way while still retaining control over their own datasets. This makes the Data Services Hub more than just a Cloud service. KPN will connect the parties and ensure the secure transmission, storage, sharing and managing of datasets. The customer is and will remain the owner of the data and will decide who has access to information, when and on which conditions.
Frank van der Post, Chief Commercial Officer of KPN, said: ‘We see a growing demand for a new way of connecting. It's not about sharing data, but about responsibly exchanging information directly in a production environment where the central considerations are the importance of privacy and intellectual property. The cooperation between KPN and the current partners stands as an example of this new digital infrastructure. Parties that worked separately for many years will now be able to combine forces, with KPN acting as a neutral, trusted and reliable connector.’
Partnership Talking Traffic The members of Partnership Talking Traffic are Vialis, Dynniq, Swarco, Sweco, KoHartog Verkeerstechniek, Royal HaskoningDHV, Ziut, BeMobile, KPN, Flitsmeister, MTVNL and Locatienet and all authorities included in the Beter Benutten (Better Utilization) network, an investment program of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.