This paper describes TravTek, a joint public sector and private sector project to develop, test and evaluate an advanced driver information system and its supporting infrastructure. TravTek began operations in Orlando, FL, USA in March 1992. It is the largest, most comprehensive driver information system project yet attempted in the USA. It provides drivers of 100 specially equipped 1992 Oldsmobile Toronados with navigation, real-time traffic information, route guidance, and motorist information services. To achieve this level of information provision for drivers, TravTek has a three-segment system architecture: (1) the TravTek Information and Services Center; (2) the TravTek Traffic Management Center; and (3) the TravTek vehicles. The TravTek vehicles are equipped with a prototype suite of computing and communications equipment, to provide the required driver information facilities. They are being used by: (1) vacation travellers; (2) business travellers; (3) local residents; and (4) drivers paid for special studies. TravTek is being evaluated on: (1) system and subsystem performance; (2) driver performance and satisfaction; (3) safety; (4) trip and network efficiency; (5) impact on its local area; (6) drivers' feature preferences; (7) benefits to non-users; and (8) consequences for future standards. For the covering abstract see IRRD 867146.


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  • Pagination: p. 461-72

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  • Accession Number: 00671205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 1-56091-267-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1995 12:00AM