Condition Acquisition and Reporting System
CARS is an ITS-standards based condition reporting system that
allows authorized users to enter, view and disseminate critical road, travel,
weather and traffic information. CARS users access the system from any location
using a standard web browser (i.e., no local software is required). This allows
users to enter any condition reports or view reports entered by any other users
around the state.
Currently, seventeen transportation agencies have deployed or
are currently in the process of deploying the CARS system (Alaska, the City of Calgary,
Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York,
the New York State Thruway Authority, Rhode Island, Sacramento [through the Sacramento
Area Council of Governments], Vermont, and Washington State).