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Interactive Vehicle Reception

Equipment Package: Interactive Vehicle Reception

Description: This equipment package provides drivers with personalized traveler information including traffic and road conditions, transit information, maintenance and construction information, multimodal information, event information, and weather information. The provided information is tailored based on driver requests. Both one-time requests for information and on-going information streams based on a submitted traveler profile and preferences are supported.
Included In: Private Vehicles
Functional Requirements 1 - The vehicle shall receive formatted traffic and travel advisories from a center and present them to the driver upon request.
2 - The vehicle shall receive travel alerts from a center and present them to the driver. Relevant alerts are provided based on pre-supplied trip characteristics and preferences.
3 - The vehicle shall receive yellow pages information (such as lodging, restaurants, theaters, and other tourist activities) from a center and present it to the driver upon request.
4 - The vehicle shall receive event information from a center and present it to the driver upon request.
5 - The vehicle shall collect vehicle data and present it to the driver (including vehicle conditions, environmental conditions, safety and position warnings, and enhanced vision images) upon request.
6 - The vehicle shall provide the capability of translating signage for presentation to the driver, including fixed signage, situational messages, or work zone intrusion messages.
7 - The vehicle shall accept reservations for yellow pages services, non-motorized transportation information and event information.
8 - The vehicle shall prioritize safety and warning messages to supersede advisory and broadcast messages.
9 - The vehicle shall base requests from the driver on the vehicle's current location, and filter the provided information accordingly.
10 - The vehicle shall accept personal preferences, recurring trip characteristics, and traveler alert subscription information from the driver and send this information to a center to support customized traveler information services.
11 - The vehicle shall support driver input in audio or manual form.
12 - The vehicle shall present information to the driver in audible or visual forms without impairing the driver's ability to control the vehicle in a safe manner.
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