MCV Vehicle Safety Monitoring Functional Area

Description

'MCV Vehicle Safety Monitoring' detects vehicle intrusions in the vicinity of the vehicle and warns crew workers and drivers of imminent encroachment. Crew movements are also monitored so that the crew can be warned of movement beyond the designated safe zone. It can be used for stationary work zones or in mobile applications where a safe zone is maintained around the moving vehicle.

Included In

TxDOT – Dallas District Maintenance and Construction Vehicles
TxDOT – Fort Worth District Maintenance and Construction Vehicles

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
01The maintenance and construction vehicle shall detect that a vehicle has intruded upon the boundary of a work zone. The boundary of the work zone represents an area around the maintenance and construction vehicle, which may be stationary or moving.
02The maintenance and construction vehicle shall provide work zone warnings to the field equipment at the roadside or other maintenance and construction vehicles.
03The maintenance and construction vehicle shall receive work zone warnings from the field equipment at the roadside or other maintenance and construction vehicles.
04The maintenance and construction vehicle shall present work zone warnings to the vehicle operator or field personnel using direct warning signals or in–vehicle signage functions.
05The maintenance and construction vehicle shall monitor the crew movements to identify when a crew member is crossing the boundary between a work zone and vehicle traffic and issue an alert to the crew member.
06The maintenance and construction vehicle shall provide status of the work zone warning systems to the center.
07The maintenance and construction vehicle shall the vehicle's location, speed and direction to other vehicles in the area.