Current traffic status in the new viaRODOS application

Ná­rod­ní su­per­po­čí­ta­čo­vé cen­t­rum IT4In­no­vati­ons VŠB-TUO presents an updated viaRODOS application, which was developed within the RODOS project and which cooperates with the Floreon + system. The application uses data sources provided by the National Traffic Information Center (NDIC), which falls under the Directorate of Roads and Motorways of the Czech Republic. Users thus receive the most up-to-date data on traffic on roads and in selected cities in the Czech Republic. 14 years ago, research teams at VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava developed the Floreon + application to evaluate information for decision-making in crisis management processes, especially floods.

This year, researchers at the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center upgraded the viaRODOS application, developed within the RODOS Transport Systems Development Center, and connected it to the Floreon + system. An important part of the modernization is the connection to new data sources from the area monitoring telematics system (FCD) acquired by the Directorate of Roads and Motorways of the Czech Republic.
The new modernized viaRODOS application, which is accessible via the web interface, brings users, especially from the ranks of drivers www. viarodos. Part, current data on traffic not only on motorways and roads in the Czech Republic, but also deadlines and restrictions on traffic in selected cities, all in real time. IT4Innovations is now becoming the new operator of viaRODOS.
ViaRODOS shows the current traffic situation on selected roads in the Czech Republic, with the help of simple line graphics, but also within the map visualization with data update in a minute interval. Czech Television, for example, also actively uses data from the viaRODOS application in its news coverage.

Stručně o aplikaci viaRODOS

The main page shows an overview of the main roads in the Czech Republic, for which more detailed visualizations are created on separate pages. The application menu allows the user to move between other menus showing the current traffic situation of selected cities in the Czech Republic. At the top of the screen is a black bar with the name of the current page and the time remaining until the next automatic update.

The application provides two types of traffic information:

  • Line graphics – the option by clicking on the menu “Main road routes” allows a preview of the overall traffic situation on selected routes and displays the current situation in the form of a general overview. The route captures either one specific road or a traffic lane between the start and end point, which consists of several road sections. The details of the route then display more detailed information such as the speed of the traffic flow, delays on individual sections, traffic restrictions, etc.
  • Map information – after selecting the Czech Republic or clicking on the city name, the map using the Floreon + application will be displayed. The main roads in the Czech Republic embedded in the map provide a quick overview of the overall traffic situation with the possibility of displaying the history of the situation thanks to the timeline in the Floreon + application. The application also allows you to set the display of different layers with traffic information.