Vehicle Environmental Probe Support Functional Area


Vehicle probes with added capability and intelligence to sense and send road conditions as the vehicle travels; may include road conditions and surface weather information.

Included In

Local Maintenance and Construction Vehicles

Functional Requirements

1The vehicle shall collect and process environmental sensor data, including air temperature and rain sensors.
2The vehicle shall monitor the status of vehicle convenience and safety systems (wiper status, headlight status, traction control system status) that can be used to measure environmental conditions and record snapshots of significant events in these systems.
3The vehicle shall transmit environmental probe data to the center along with location and timestamp information.
4The vehicle shall transmit environmental probe data to field equipment located along the roadway using short range communications.