Variable Messaging Systems
VMS is short for Variable Messaging System and it’s a fancy phrase for the LED signs you see on the highway. The messages on those signs are controlled by the Department of Motor Vehicles for each state. Our goal was to develop an Android application that parsed the manual changes the DMV would make for those signs and display that information in real time on the dashboard console.
The internship ended with an additional week to fly out to California to finish testing the VMS2Dash application and beta test the DriveNow mobile applications. I was also to join them that September in Detroit to help exhibit the VMS2Dash application to the ITS World Congress.