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Equipment Package: Smart Probe

Description: Vehicle Probes with added capability and intelligence to sense and send road conditions as the vehicle travels. The same vehicle equipment that improves stability in adverse conditions and provides driver information is a potential source for this information. Smart probe data may include road conditions and surface weather information.
Included In: NYSDOT Maintenance and Construction Vehicles
General Functional Requirements 1 - The vehicle shall collect and process environmental sensor data, including air temperature, wind speed, surface temperature, traction conditions, etc.
2 - The vehicle shall transmit environmental sensor data to the center along with location and timestamp information.
3 - The vehicle shall transmit environmental sensor data and road conditions data to field equipment located along the roadway for autonomous traffic operations, such as automated road signing.

Last updated: 11-18-05