Commercial Vehicle Operations (Draft)

Related Needs

Stakeholders expressed a number of needs specifically related to improved information and functions associated with commercial vehicle operations, including:

Current Environment

The Current Environment, while incorporating some technological improvements in recent years, is still primarily focused on the following methods of communication to determine current traffic conditions, weather information, bridge/tunnel status and other travel information:

The current environment consists primarily of multiple independent traffic management systems, each with responsibility over its own geographic territory. As jurisdictions have attempted to leverage the data that they are gathering internally for traffic management purposes into public facing traveller information systems, ATIS platforms have been launched separately for each agency, meaning that comprehensive traveller information is available, yet the complete picture along a commercial or non-commercial travellerís full route can be prohibitively complicated to access. As a result, incident and real-time information often fails to be received by travellers in time, resulting in the potential for poor decision making.

ATIS resources are frequently consulted prior to departure, but the situation may have changed en-route, necessitating real-time updates. Smartphones and wireless devices have become ubiquitous; however traditional modes of visual and tactile interface run afoul of distracted driver legislation and safety. As a result, real time updates are not always sought, sometimes leading to poor route choices.

Smart Corridor

The Smart Corridor incorporates new and emerging operational and information integration concepts, including:

From the perspective of the transportation authorities, the future scenario incorporates: