Agreed … would love to see some basic TCAS type features in MSFS,
If MSFS GPS system do not have it yst, and it is technically possible, I suspect we will see it 1st in the GNS530 Mod.
TCAS – Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems
are recognized internationally as ACAS – Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems. These active interrogating systems include two sub categories: TCAS I issues real-time traffic alerts (TA) and is typically installed on Turboprop aircraft and smaller jets. TCAS II issues traffic alerts (TA) and resolution advisories (RA) and is usually found on larger aircraft.
TAS – Traffic Advisory System
is a TSO approved active interrogating system similar to TCAS I but available at a considerably lower prices. TAS products are available from Garmin, Avidyne, L3 Avionics and Honeywell. These systems can be interfaced to display traffic on a wide variety of installed electronic display systems.
TCAD – Traffic Collision Alert Device:
This passive installed system is no longer in production but it was the first affordable traffic system for GA.
PCAS – Portable Collision Avoidance Systems:
These passive non-interrogating portable devices provide traffic awareness at a budget price. They can be interfaced to display traffic on other portable devices.
TIS – Traffic Information System:
Installation of a mode S transponder will enable the traffic data link service offered by select ATC radar facilities in theUnited States. TIS systems have an inherent delay of 5 to 15 seconds due sweeping of the ATC radar.