TMC Probe Information Collection Functional Area

Description

Collects, assimilates, and disseminates vehicle probe data collected from roadside beacons and centers controlling transit vehicles, emergency vehicles, toll collection points, and route-guided vehicles.

Included In

Local Traffic Management Center
TxDOT District Traffic Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall collect traffic probe data from vehicles via roadside field equipment.
2The center shall collect road condition data from probe-equipped transit vehicles via transit management centers; the data may be aggregated and preliminarily processed at the sending center.
3The center shall collect traffic data from traveler information centers based on data from their subscriber vehicles; the data may be aggregated and initial link time calculations performed at the sending center.
4The center shall collect traffic data from toll administrative centers containing travel times between toll collection points for those vehicles equipped for electronic toll collection; the data may be aggregated and processed at the sending center.
5The center shall assimilate current and forecast traffic conditions based on collected probe data and distribute to other centers for dissemination to travelers.
6The center shall collect operational status for the roadside probe data collection equipment.
7The center shall collect fault data for the roadside probe data collection equipment for repair.