The main scope of EasyWay was to improve the situation on European roads, concerning safety, mobility and environmental impact, by deploying harmonised ITS services for the European traveller and haulier. As European cohesion and coordination should be guaranteed in the ITS deployment, considerable efforts have to be made on the establishment of a common framework for this deployment.
The key tool in this process is the implementation and use of common ITS Deployment Guidelines for coordinated deployment activities in countries, regions and Europe-wide. During the first phase, EasyWay through European Studies has developed a range of Deployment Guidelines to foster best practices in Europe. Within the second phase of EasyWay, Member States Partners have launched a substantial enhancement, consultation and mediation process for the first generation of EasyWay Deployment Guidelines. The result of this unique exercise was the DG 2012 set of documents.