The Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) is being developed to provide an open-architecture hardware and software platform for a wide variety of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications. In this context, the words "open architecture" mean that the system will include both public- and private-sector developers and have modular software cooperatively running on standardized and shared modular-hardware platforms. This will provide cost-effective ITS functionality for a wide variety of applications. It is anticipated that ATC will be configurable to serve at least the following applications: traffic signal, traffic surveillance, transit, communications, field masters, ramp meter, variable message signs, general ITS beacons, closed-circuit television cameras, roadway weather information systems, weigh-in motion, irrigation control, lane-use signals, highway rail intersections, speed monitoring, incident management, highway advisory radio, freeway lane control, electronic toll collection, automatic vehicle identification, high-occupancy vehicle systems, violations, access control, traveler information, and commercial vehicle operations. To accomplish this goal, the system needs to provide the maximum flexibility for many different system configurations and installations. The purpose of this ITS standards update is to acquaint the traffic and transportation professional with an overview of the work done to date (Spring 2000) by the Joint Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)/American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)/National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Committee on the ATC.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2000-6


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  • Accession Number: 00795632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2000 12:00AM