TMC Environmental Monitoring Functional Area

Description

'TMC Environmental Monitoring' assimilates current and forecast road conditions and surface weather information using a combination of weather service provider information, information collected by other centers such as the Maintenance and Construction Management Center, data collected from environmental sensors deployed on and about the roadway, and information collected from connected vehicles. The collected environmental information is monitored and presented to the operator. This information can be used to issue general traveler advisories and support location specific warnings to drivers.

Included In

City of Arlington Traffic Management Center
City of Dallas Traffic Management Center
City of Fort Worth Traffic Management Center
City of Plano Traffic Management Center
Local Traffic Management Center
TxDOT – Dallas District Traffic Management Center (DalTrans)
TxDOT – Fort Worth District Traffic Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
01The center shall remotely control environmental sensors that measure road surface conditions including temperature, moisture, icing, salinity, and other measures.
02The center shall remotely control environmental sensors that measure weather conditions including temperature, wind, humidity, precipitation, and visibility.
03The 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 roadway maintenance operations, and environmental data collected from sensors deployed on and about the roadway.
04The center shall be able to receive road condition information from weather service providers.
05The center shall receive aggregated and processed vehicle environmental data collected from vehicle safety and convenience systems through the connected vehicle roadside equipment.
06The center shall be able to share the collected environmental data with Maintenance and construction operations.
07The center shall provide drivers road weather advisories.