Activity 5 aims at increasing the level of ITS incident detection and management as well as hazard warning services to prevent incidents and reduce the implication of accidents particularly for freight traffic in the URSA MAJOR network according to:
the European Commission Delegated Regulation
SRTI (EU) 886/2013 (provision of road safety related minimum traffic information)
the ITS Deployment Guideline for Traffic Management Services TMS DG-05-08 Incident warning and Management
The scope of the activity directly addresses Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013: Union guidelines for development of trans-European transport network, in particular b) d) and e).
Whenever an incident (dangerous situation on the road) occurs, it also has an effect on the safety of people in its vicinity. Road users upstream of the incident and on the other side of the road are the risk groups most exposed to additional risks, i.e. secondary incidents. The consequences of accidents in which HGVs are involved - in comparison to those with cars - are much higher in terms of injuries and/or fatalities, environmental damages (hazardous goods) and costs for all organizations involved in the following management of the accident consequences. Then the goal of activity 5 is to prevent incidents and mitigate the impact of accidents when they occur, by building up a sophisticated incident prevention, detection and management environment, particularly for those road sections where incident detection facilities are not available.
lmplementing safety related ITS services like lncident Detection and lncident Warning and Management enables road operators to detect dangerous situations on the road (e.g. unmanaged obstacles or blockages on the road, bad weather or road surface conditions, unmanaged accident areas, wrong way drivers) early enough and in a manner that they can react accordingly thus preventing dangerous situations and possible accidents.
To improve this situation UMneo contributes in total with 16 major deployments along the corridor with all the Member States involved.