Cities and Counties Maintenance Vehicles - Maintenance and Construction Vehicle Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Maintenance and Construction Vehicle Subsystem (MCVS) resides in a maintenance, construction, or other specialized service vehicle or equipment and provides the sensory, processing, storage, and communications functions necessary to support highway maintenance and construction. All types of maintenance and construction vehicles are covered, including heavy equipment and supervisory vehicles. The subsystem provides two-way communications between drivers/operators and dispatchers and maintains and communicates current location and status information. A wide range of operational status is monitored, measured, and made available, depending on the specific type of vehicle or equipment. For example, for a snow plow, the information would include whether the plow is up or down and material usage information. The subsystem may also contain capabilities to monitor vehicle systems to support maintenance of the vehicle itself and other sensors that monitor environmental conditions including the road condition and surface weather information. This subsystem can represent a diverse set of mobile environmental sensing platforms, including wheeled vehicles and any other vehicle that collects and reports environmental information.

Functional Area: MCV Roadway Maintenance and Construction

On-board systems that support routine non-winter maintenance on the roadway or right-of-way. Includes landscape maintenance, hazard removal (roadway debris, dead animals), routine maintenance activities (roadway cleaning, grass cutting), and repair and maintenance of equipment on the roadway.

IDRequirementStatus
1The maintenance and construction vehicle shall track the location and status of safety systems on-board the vehicle.Planned
2The maintenance and construction vehicle shall respond to control information from the center to allow remote operation of the on-board vehicle systems. These systems include routine maintenance equipment for cutting, repairs, hazard removal, etc.Planned
3The maintenance and construction vehicle shall monitor materials information including remaining quantity and current application rate of materials on the vehicle.Planned
4The maintenance and construction vehicle shall respond to dispatch information from the center, presented to the vehicle operator for acknowledgement and returning status.Planned
5The maintenance and construction vehicle shall send operational data to the center including the operational state of the maintenance equipment (e.g., blade up/down, spreader pattern), types and quantities of materials used for construction and maintenance activities, and a record of the actual work performed.Planned

Functional Area: MCV Vehicle Location Tracking

On-board systems to track vehicle location and reports the position and timestamp information to the dispatch center.

Functional Area: MCV Winter Maintenance

On-board systems that support snow plow operations and other roadway treatments (e.g., salt spraying and other material applications). Supports information sharing between snow plows.

IDRequirementStatus
1The maintenance and construction vehicle shall track the location and status of safety systems on-board the vehicle.Planned
2The maintenance and construction vehicle shall respond to control information from the center to allow remote operation of the on-board vehicle systems. These systems include winter maintenance equipment for plowing, treating, and anti-icing.Planned
3The maintenance and construction vehicle shall monitor materials information including remaining quantity and current application rate of materials on the vehicle.Planned
4The maintenance and construction vehicle shall respond to dispatch information from the center, presented to the vehicle operator for acknowledgement and returning status.Planned
5The maintenance and construction vehicle shall send operational data to the center including the operational state of the maintenance equipment (e.g., blade up/down, spreader pattern), types and quantities of materials used for construction and maintenance activities, and a record of the actual work performed.Planned
6The maintenance and construction vehicle shall exchange operational and environmental data with other maintenance and construction vehicles. Operational data includes operational state of the maintenance equipment (e.g., blade up/down, spreader pattern, equipment configuration) and a record of the actual work performed while the environmental data includes environmental sensor data collected on-board a maintenance and construction vehicle, either raw or processed data.Planned

Functional Area: MCV Work Zone Support

On-board systems that provide communications and support for local management of a work zone.

IDRequirementStatus
1The maintenance and construction vehicle shall monitor, operate, and control work zone devices located at or alongside the roadway. The devices operated on board the vehicle include driver information devices (e.g. dynamic message signs) and work zone intrusion detection and alert devices.Planned
2The maintenance and construction vehicle shall provide an interface for field personnel to input status of their work zone activities.Planned
3The maintenance and construction vehicle shall collect inputs from field personnel and from work zone devices on-board the maintenance and construction vehicle and send them to the controlling center.Planned