Ideally Traveller Information Services in the European dimension should provide continuity across neighbouring regions and between member states. However, currently these are often disjointed and non-continuous. The overarching purpose of the Guidelines is to facilitate the development of the existing provision of services to deliver a truly pan-European dimension, not just by combining the different services, but also by giving assurance to travellers by providing the expected level of ITS service and quality (Level of service and quality) across the TERN (Trans European Road Network).
EasyWay's ESG1 - "Europe-wide Traveller Information Continuity & Co-modality" has developed five deployment guidelines, plus a common deployment guideline reference document, to promote the concept of harmonised traveller information services throughout Europe. These documents will help guide deployments through the delivery phases of EasyWay 2 and beyond. They are living documents which will evolve over time and be updated to take on board developments in key aspects of deployment such as quality assurance. As future developments allow, these documents will also give additional guidance on which standards and levels of service should be applied to different road network operating environments.
Traveller Information Services are a key element of ITS deployment. They are designed to provide the European traveller with comprehensive real time traffic information allowing for well-informed travel decisions (pre-trip information) and during the journey (on-trip). They include real time information concerning the TERN (Trans European Road Network) as well as interfaces with peri-urban networks and other transport modes, especially in urban areas.
You can find the different ITS Deployment Guidelines in the ITS DG Library.