The TravTek (travel-technology) project is being developed for the entire Orlando area. This project is a partnership consisting of the Federal Highway Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Orlando, General Motors, and the American Automobile Association.
The objectives of the TravTek project are to:
Explore the feasibility of ADIS and their acceptability to drivers.
Determine whether Advanced Driver Information System (ADIS) can improve utilization of the highway system, increase safety, improve travel time, and reduce fuel consumption.
Gain insights into how to build the next generation of ADIS.
The TravTek vehicle equipment will be installed in 100 General Motors 1992 Oldsmobile Toronados. Seventy-five or more of these automobiles will be dedicated for daily rental to travelers while the remaining vehicles will be leased to high mileage local drivers.
The TravTek demonstration projects consists of three principal subsystems:
In-Vehicle System - the system in the vehicle which provides the driver with routing and other travel information. The in-vehicle system development is the responsibility of General Motors.
Traffic Management Center (TMC) - collects data concerning traffic conditions from various state and municipal agencies, including TravTek vehicles, and then transmits this information back to the car's In-Vehicle System. The TMC is the responsibility of the FHWA, Florida DOT, and the City of Orlando.
TravTek Information and Services Center (TISC) - The TravTek Information and Services Center will support day-to-day operations of the TravTek experiment. The TISC is is the responsibility of AAA.