Sensors and other devices used on winter maintenance vehicles are often provided by different vendors, each with their own proprietary communication protocols and data formats. It is costly and time-intensive to integrate the different systems into one data stream. To help address this issue, Clear Roads has undertaken an initiative to develop a standard protocol and specification that will allow plug-and-play connectivity among vendors who follow the protocol.
Specifications and Guidance
- Clear Roads 12-06: Universal In-Cab Performance Specifications and Communications Protocol
- Clear Roads 08-02: Concept of Operations and Specification
Review of Proposed Protocol (January 2014)