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Road traffic

The open data platform on mobility in Switzerland now also contains data on individual mobility (new data set on the platform). With this novelty, the federal road office (FEDRO) wishes to promote the exchange and provision of traffic data. Initially, the platform offers real-time data from automatic counting stations.

Users wishing to develop applications and services based on real-time traffic data are now enabled to access additional data without having to overcome financial obstacles.

The measures set out in the report “Provision and exchange of data for automated driving in road traffic”, however, recommend to deliver the data under the so-called “conditional open data” principle. By default, all users can register and get limited access of 6 months (260,000 requests per 6 months, corresponds to the update interval of the real time data of 1x per min). Once the period has elapsed, two options are available to maintain access to the data:

  1. Setting up a data exchange
    In order to promote a collaborative approach, users can make their own data available on the platform and therefore become data providers. Data providers are granted with a partner status and get unrestricted access to all data.
  2. Extension of access
    However, users that are unable to provide and publish traffic data on the platform can extend their access by justifying their need to access the data.

In both cases, users are requested to contact FEDRO at