MCM Environmental Information Collection Functional Area

Description

Remotely controls environmental sensors and assimilates collected data with environmental probe data and other current and forecast road conditions and surface weather information from weather service providers and transportation operations.

Included In

Franklin County COMBAT System
ODOT Statewide Traffic Management Center
ODOT Maintenance Garages

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall remotely control environmental sensors that measure road surface temperature, moisture, icing, salinity, and other measures.
2The center shall remotely control environmental sensors that measure weather conditions including temperature, wind, humidity, precipitation, and visibility.
3The center shall remotely control environmental sensors on-board maintenance and construction vehicles that measure road and weather conditions including air and surface temperatures, wind speed, humidity, precipitation, visibility and other measures.
4The center shall collect environmental probe data (air temperature, exterior light status, wiper status, traction control status, etc.) from short range communications equipment that communicates with appropriately equipped probe vehicles.
5The center shall assimilate current and forecast road conditions and surface weather information using a combination of weather service provider information (such as the National Weather Service and value-added sector specific meteorological services), data from traffic and traveler information providers, and environmental data collected from sensors deployed on and about the roadway as well as the fleet of maintenance and construction vehicles and the broader population of vehicle probes.
6The center shall provide weather and road condition information to weather service providers and center personnel.
7The center shall respond to control data from center personnel regarding environmental sensor control and weather data collection and processing.
8The center shall collect operational status for the roadside and vehicle-based environmental sensor equipment.
9The center shall collect fault data for the roadside and vehicle-based environmental sensor equipment for repair.