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Advance Traveler Information System (ATIS): Atlanta Driver Advisory Service (ADAS)

The Atlanta Driver Advisory Service (ADAS) has assessed a comprehensive


Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS). In Atlanta, Georgia area, ADAS
provide information to driver of approximately 170 vehicles equipped with receiving
units. The ADAS communicated a selection of traveler information to specially
equipped vehicles via three wireless links. The service provided congestion and
incident alerts and local weather information. The driver will be notified their next
Interstate exit and informed them at the services available at the exit as they
traveled on the instrumental interstate highway.
Furthermore, ADAS consisted of several subsystem. This subsystem was
capable of exchanging text messages with the vehicle driver. The Local Area
Transceiver (LAT) of the Local Area Driver Advisory (LADA) broadcast traveler
service maps and in-vehicle signing from six short range transceiver located along
Interstate.
Two other components completed the system. The ADAS System Controller
(ASC) allowed operators to prepare, coordinate, transmit and receive messages and
information. The ASC extracted and relayed congestion and incident information
from the Atlanta Transportation Managements System (ATMS). ASC operators
entered weather and event information manually whereas in-vehicle signing and
traveler service maps were preloaded into the ASC computer.
Therefore, ADAS have given a benefits for whoever drivers that used it. The
advantages of using ADAS is it can accept congestion and accident information from
the ATMS and used that information to calculate traffic conditions for a particular
segment of the highways system. ADAS successfully transmitted this information
using an existing FM radio station. The vehicle receiver was able to decode and
display the traffic information on the screen in the car.
Other than that, ADAS can also displayed the traveler services maps in the
vehicles. Since then, driver able to use the services they want and ease their
journey. The system could also determine a moving vehicles position and send the
appropriate map to the vehicle. Then, the driver that receives the map can saves
their fuel and time for travelling to their destination.
The disadvantages or the lack of this system is driver may not able to receive
appropriate maps sometimes because the system is not consistent. Their map
location may exchange with other driver if there are many driver used this system.
REFERENCES

Garnto, I. (1997). System Performance Test Report from the Independent Evaluation
of the Atlanta Driver Advisory System. ITS Field Operational Test Summary, 24.