URSA MAJOR neo (UMneo) continues the deployment of ITS services to improve freight traffic on the TEN-T road network along the RHINE-ALPINE and SCANDINAVIAN-MEDITERRANEAN CEF core network corridors, linking North-Sea-Ports, the Rhine and Ruhr area, metropolitan areas in southern Germany and in northern Italy and Mediterranean ports down to Sicily. Parts of the CEF core network corridor RHINE-DANUBE are also addressed due to important freight traffic routes linking these corridors in the middle of Europe.
UMneo provides direct user benefits to international truck drivers and hauliers (better truck parking, better navigation, less delays and less uncertainties, increased safety). It has major socio-economic effects on the long and medium freight transport in terms of congestion avoidance, better travel time estimation and more capacity in truck parking. Moreover, UMneo will address urban nodes, in particular port operators and operators of rail hubs.
Besides, UMneo includes real life pilots, which will implement innovative solutions in order to test feasibility, suitability and added value prior to a potential large-scale deployment. Since real life pilots include C-ITS services and also truck platooning, UMneo is committed to cooperate with and build upon the C-Roads platform and provide feedback on the results of the Action.
ITS deployments covered by UMneo address at least one of the following topics:
- Enhanced truck parking services
- Improved traffic and traveller information
- Remove bottlenecks
- Improved safety for freight transport