NaviGAtor's Changeable Message Signs (CMS) are located on most major
interstates around Atlanta. They relay up-to-the-minute information to
CMS are capable of automatic message generation but operators also have
access to create custom messages when necessary.
The signs display two primary messages:
- Travel Time is calculated from average speeds
over a stretch of roadway through information collected from the VDS
cameras. The CMS inform drivers of travel times between major points
along the interstate system. Travel time information is provided
between 6am and 9pm.
- Incident Messages inform travelers of accidents,
stalls, construction and other problems that may cause delay on the
roadway. The CMS relay the incident location and specify which lanes
|During smog season in metro Atlanta, the
signs may also contain information regarding air quality conditions and
air friendly options available to commuters.
The NaviGAtor system also includes High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane CMS.
These primarily provide information specifically for express lane
CMS allow motorists to make informed decisions for them by providing a
clear and reliable picture of the road ahead, resulting in minimized
commute times and frustration levels.