Traveler Personal Devices - Personal Information Access Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Personal Information Access Subsystem (PIAS) provides the capability for travelers to receive formatted traffic advisories from their homes, place of work, major trip generation sites, personal portable devices, over multiple types of electronic media. These capabilities also provide basic routing information and allow users to select those transportation modes that allow them to avoid congestion, or more advanced capabilities to allow users to specify those transportation parameters that are unique to their individual needs and receive travel information. This subsystem provides travelers with the capability to receive route planning from the infrastructure at fixed locations such as in their homes, their place of work, and at mobile locations using personal portable devices and vehicle-based devices. In addition to end user devices, this subsystem may also represent a device that is used by a merchant or other service provider to receive traveler information and relay important information to their customers. This subsystem also provides the capability to initiate a distress signal and cancel a prior-issued manual request for help.

Functional Area: Personal Basic Information Reception

Personal traveler interface that provides formatted traffic advisories, transit, event, and other traveler information, as well as broadcast alerts. Devices include personal computers and personal portable devices such as PDAs and pagers.

ID Requirement Status
1 The personal traveler interface shall receive traffic information from a center and present it to the traveler. Long-term
2 The personal traveler interface shall receive transit information from a center and present it to the traveler. Long-term
3 The personal traveler interface shall receive event information from a center and present it to the traveler. Long-term
4 The personal traveler interface shall receive evacuation information from a center and present it to the traveler. Long-term
5 The personal traveler interface shall receive wide-area alerts and present it to the traveler. Long-term
6 The personal traveler interface shall provide the capability for digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the traveler. Long-term
7 The personal traveler interface shall support traveler input in audio or manual form. Long-term
8 The personal traveler interface shall present information to the traveler in audible or visual forms, consistent with a personal device. Long-term

Functional Area: Personal Interactive Information Reception

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.

ID Requirement Status
1 The personal traveler interface shall receive traffic information from a center and present it to the traveler upon request. Long-term
2 The personal traveler interface shall receive transit information from a center and present it to the traveler upon request. Long-term
3 The 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. Long-term
4 The personal traveler interface shall receive event information from a center and present it to the traveler upon request. Long-term
5 The personal traveler interface shall receive evacuation information from a center and present it to the traveler. Long-term
6 The personal traveler interface shall receive wide-area alerts and present it to the traveler. Long-term
7 The personal traveler interface shall accept reservations for confirmed trip plans. Existing
10 The 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. Existing
11 The personal traveler interface shall provide digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the traveler. Existing
12 The personal traveler interface shall support traveler input in audio or manual form. Existing
13 The 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. Existing
14 The personal traveler interface shall be able to store frequently requested or used data, including the traveler's identity, home and work locations, etc. Existing
15 The 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. Long-term
16 The 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. Existing