Personal Interactive Information Reception Functional Area

Description

Personal traveler interface that provides traffic, transit, yellow pages, event, and trip planning information, and other personalized traveler information services upon request. Devices include personal computers and personal portable devices such as PDAs.

Included In

Traveler Personal Devices

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The personal traveler interface shall receive traffic information from a center and present it to the traveler upon request.
2The personal traveler interface shall receive transit information from a center and present it to the traveler upon request.
3The personal traveler interface shall receive traveler services information (such as lodging, restaurants, theaters, bicycle facilities, and other tourist activities) from a center and present it to the traveler upon request.
4The personal traveler interface shall receive event information from a center and present it to the traveler upon request.
5The personal traveler interface shall receive evacuation information from a center and present it to the traveler.
6The personal traveler interface shall receive wide-area alerts and present it to the traveler.
7The personal traveler interface shall accept reservations for confirmed trip plans.
8The personal traveler interface shall support payment for services, such as confirmed trip plans, tolls, transit fares, parking lot charges, map updates, and advanced payment for tolls.
9The personal traveler interface shall provide an interface through which credit identity, stored credit value, or traveler information may be collected from a traveler card being used by a traveler with a personal device.
10The personal traveler interface shall base requests from the traveler on the traveler's current location or a specific location identified by the traveler, and filter the provided information accordingly.
11The personal traveler interface shall provide digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the traveler.
12The personal traveler interface shall support traveler input in audio or manual form.
13The personal traveler interface shall present information to the traveler in audible or visual forms consistent with a personal device, and suitable for travelers with hearing and vision physical disabilities.
14The personal traveler interface shall be able to store frequently requested or used data, including the traveler's identity, home and work locations, etc.
15The personal traveler interface shall receive travel alerts and present them to the traveler. Relevant alerts are provided based on pre-supplied trip characteristics and preferences.
16The personal traveler interface shall accept personal preferences, recurring trip characteristics, and traveler alert subscription information from the traveler and send this information to a center to support customized traveler information services.
17The personal traveler interface shall provide an interface to establish and manage user VMT accounts, process VMT payments, and access VMT reports under user control.