Objective of Activity 4 is to increase the level of ITS traffic management services support for freight traffic by filling traffic management gaps in the URSA MAJOR network according to:
the priority area of the EU-ITS action plan No.2: Continuity of traffic and freight management ITS services on European transport corridors and in conurbations (Action 2.1: Ensure the continuity of ITS services for passenger and freight in transport corridors)
the European Commission Delegated Regulations (RTTI (EU) 962/2015 and SRTI (EU) 886/2013)
the ITS Traffic Management Deployment Guidelines
Freight traffic benefits greatly from active dynamic traffic management based on real-time data. Due to their size and weight, HGVs are limited in their reaction time and movement. Real-time traffic information can help them avoid incidents. This guarantees safe driving and prevents or mitigates congestions and time loss.
Beyond ITP and traveller information - the third pillar of the URSA MAJOR neo project is to increase the level of ITS service for freight traffic by improving traffic management. Within Activity 4, UMneo addresses traffic management services improving safety (e.g. Variable speed limits, HGV overtaking ban) as well as increasing efficiency, e.g. Ramp metering, Dynamic lane management, Hard shoulder running or TMPs with freight traffic relevance.