Maui Regional ITS Architecture

Standard Group Details: ATIS General Use

Standard Group Details: ATIS General Use


The Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) General Use family of standards, created by the SAE standards development organization, is for general exchange of data independent of bandwidth limitations. This standards group addresses primarily the interfaces between the Information Service Provider and travelers via the Personal Information Access Subsystem (personal), Remote Traveler Support (public), and Vehicle subsystems. Portions of this standard may also be used between the Information Service Provider and other ITS centers such as traffic management centers, transit management centers, etc., and is therefore mapped to the relevant architecture flows in the National ITS Architecture. This group provides the vocabulary (called data elements and messages) necessary to exchange information between these ITS systems. We have created this summary entry - Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) General Use Group of standards - to identify the main standards applicable to this interface. This Group includes the following Standards Activities:


SAE J2540: Messages for Handling Strings and Look-Up Tables in ATIS Standards

SAE J2540/1: RDS (Radio Data System) Phrase Lists

SAE J2540/2: ITIS (International Traveler Information Systems) Phrase Lists

SAE J2540/3: National Names Phrase List

SAE J2354: Message Set for Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS)

SAE J2266: Location Referencing Message Specification (LRMS)


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