FIELD TRIALS AND EVALUATIONS OF RADIO DATA SYSTEM TRAFFIC MESSAGE CHANNEL

The Radio Data System Traffic Message Channel (RDS-TMC) will be introduced in Europe in the mid-1990s. RDS provides for the transmission of a silent data channel on existing VHF-FM radio stations. TMC is one of the remaining RDS features still to be finalized. It will enable detailed, up-to-date traffic information to be provided to motorists in the language of their choice., thus ensuring a truly international service. As part of the European DRIVE program, the RDS-ALERT project has carried out field trials of RDS-TMC. Testing was undertaken prior to and during the RDS-ALERT project, and implications for the TMC service throughout Europe were considered. TMC offers an exciting prospect of a practical application of information technology suitable for the 1990s and into the next millennium. Further TMC developments will provide interfaces linking it to other intelligent vehicle-highway system technologies currently under development in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Communications, traffic signals, and traffic control devices, 1991
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309051703
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM