Commercial Vehicles - Vehicle Characteristics Functionality
This terminator represents the external view of an individual vehicle. It includes vehicle characteristics such as height, width, length, weight, and other properties (e.g., magnetic properties, number of axles) that allow an individual vehicle to be detected and measured or classified. This external view of an individual vehicle is also used as a source of visible data that supports individual vehicle imaging requirements in the architecture.
ITS subsystems at the roadside sense these characteristics and generate ITS data flows. These individual vehicle characteristics are important for toll collection, parking management, and other applications that identify and measure individual vehicles. See also the related "Traffic" terminator which represents physical characteristics of many vehicles in the aggregate that is measured for general traffic applications.