Already in the mid-90s the Bavarian Road Administration has launched the internet traffic information service at www.bayerninfo.de. The systems have been extended over the years, new data sources have been integrated and new partners acquired. Bayerninfo now collects an comprehensive set of important traffic information for all means of transport, offers internet services and provides data for third party applications.
The Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Building and Transport has issued a Strategic Framework Plan for Traffic Management in May 2018 for the time until 2025. This plan covers measures for improved traffic analysis, new instruments for traffic control e.g. with improved traffic control systems, but also advanced traffic information systems like Bayerninfo. Also future topics like automated driving are covered. In the future, Bayerninfo will play an important role as a data supplier for automated vehicles. Projects in this field contain e.g. a direct communication between dynamic road signs or traffic lights with automated vehicles, but also direct collision warnings from road works trailers with approaching trucks.
The network of partners includes public entities, radio broadcasters, newspapers, but also commercial companies like from the navigation and automotive industry. The public transport data is provided by the Bavarian Rail Agency (BEG).
The Bayerninfo system use data from various sources. The data comes from the Bavarian Road Administration and other public agencies, but also from connected vehicles and apps. Our traffic editors control incoming data and produce own messages.
Bayerninfo uses webcams from various sources to enable the drivers to get a live view on the current traffic situation. In the last years, the networks of cameras has been enhanced in a large-scale extension programme. The camera images can also be provided to Bayerninfo partners for their own services.
The projects Truck Parking Guidance System A9, Compact Parking and "Kolonnenparken" have the aim to inform truck drivers about free parking spaces and to ensure a better use of the existing capacities on rest and service areas.
C-ITS is a current project to connect all road works trailers on Bavarian highways. Being connected, they can warn apporoaching vehicles through in-vehicle systems about mobile road works at an early stage.