URSA MAJOR 2 has a suitable structure that will support the envisaged corridor-wide harmonisation of well defined service elements whilst at the same time ensure the proper execution of the URSA MAJOR 2 Action. On one hand horizontal activities are needed in preparation of the needed harmonisation in the URSA MAJOR 2 implementations and on the other hand three areas of deployment services needs to be handled.
The UM2 activities can be divided therefore into two pillars: horizontal activities (containing Project Management and External Liaison, Dissemination, DATEX II profile harmonization, Interface to Navigation Services, Long Distance Traffic Management Plan (TMP), Safety Requirements, Evaluation, Easy Way Map and UM2 recommendation to national road maps) and deployment projects.
Goods vehicle drivers and dispatchers need information on fuel stations and rest areas on their route both before and during their trip. This basic freight traffic need can be covered by Intelligent Truck Parking (ITP) Services, which produce and distribute static and dynamic information on the truck parking situation on the motorway networks and access roads.
The pressure due to tight delivering time schedules on the one hand and difficult traffic conditions on the European network on the other hand makes the work for hauliers and truck drivers more and more difficult.
With the support of special truck navigation systems hauliers and truck drivers are able to plan their routes in a better and more adaptive way.
Pre-trip and especially on-trip traveller information and online navigation have recently become a focus of the ITS community and the travelling end-user. This is mainly due to the manifold features of smart phones and navigation systems that have nowadays become ubiquitous. evertheless, active dynamic traffic management based on real-time data from roads is still the most effective method not only to avoid accidents and to ensure safe trips but first and foremost to react in an active and efficient way on incidents, events or adverse weather conditions.
The objective of activity 5 is to increase the level of ITS incident detection and management services to prevent incidents and mitigate the implication of accidents particularly for freight traffic. Implementing safety related ITS services like “Incident detection”, enable road operators to detect dangerous situations on the road (e.g.