TISA at 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg

TISA will be present at this years’ congress at stand B22 with TISA members: GEWI, BMt and Mediamobile. TISA president Thomas Kusche-Knezevic and TISA Executive Director Matthias Unbehaun will also be speaking in three Special Interest Sessions.

  • SIS37: “Challenges on the data chain to serve automated driving” – Wednesday 21 June, 14:00-15:30, Speaker: Matthias Unbehaun
  • SIS31: “4GDAB+as hybrid communication platform in ITS” – Wednesday 21 June, 11:00-12:30, Speaker: Thomas Kusche-Knezevic
  • SIS42: “ Deploying Traffic Management 2.0” – Tuesday 20 June, 16:00-17:30, Thomas Kusche-Knezevic

The 12th ITS European Congress ITS Beyond Borders takes place from 19-22 June 2017 at Strasbourg Convention Centre in Strasbourg, France. For more information,  click here.

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Bavaria’s Minister of Interior and Transport discusses TPEG in Munich

BIMG_7514_2avaria’s  Minister of Interior and Transport Joachim Herrmann participated at the “Mobility Service 2.0” at the Institute for Rundfunktechnik in Munich on 29 March 2017. He underlined the significance TPEG for safety relevant information. Within the framework of “BEST” (Broadcasters European Solution for Travel Information, gathering ARD, ORF and SRG) many high level experts presented their vision of future mobility. Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO of ERTICO, contributed with a view on the future role of Public Authorities

Bavaria’s Minister Joachim Herrmann announced a more tightly integrated network of traffic information. “Travelers should be able to inform themselves as much as possible about their journey route before and during their journey, usually in real time,” the minister said. This helps, for example, to avoid or reduce traffic jams.

 

SAFARI project to distribute FCD based Traffic Light Information via TPEG

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In the frame of the SAFARI project, the switching times of  traffic light signals are reconstructed and predicted based on floating car data. Car drivers can obtain and make use of this information using a specially developed smartphone application. The data is transmitted via mobile radio and DAB+ using a TPEG application developed for this purpose.

The main goal is to provide a basis for a fast and wide-area deployment of cooperative systems such as the traffic light phase assistance by means of vehicle-based data (floating car data) instead of infrastructure-based data. Ultimately, this would lead to a globally deployable solution.

The project partners are the TISA Member Bayerische Medien Technik (bmt ) GmbH together with TRANSVER GmbH and Institute of Ergonomics (Technical University of Munich). The project is funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation.

CAPITAL project launches questionnaire for ITS industry

The CAPITAL project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, has released a questionnaire to identify the needs and knowledge gaps for building tailor made training programmes on ITS and (C)ITS.

About CAPITAL

The aim of the CAPITAL project is to build a collaborative capacity community and deployment programme to support public and private stakeholders in the implementation of ITS (C-ITS) with training and educational resources which enable knowledge transfer about the benefits and deployment of ITS. The project will assist public and private stakeholders in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to build technical, business and policy making proficiency of ITS deployment while furthering their professional development.

Objective of this questionnaire

This survey is especially designed for public authorities, transport operators, transport related service operators, ITS Associations and ITS experts, with different levels of know-how. CAPITAL also encourages people unaware of ITS to also complete the questionnaire. A short explanation on ITS is also included in this questionnaire. 

The main goal of this inquiry is to identify most crucial deployment priorities of ITS from the view of the public sector, best-practices cases as well as major challenges that hinder further ITS deployment. At the same time, this questionnaire aims to identify the current level of ITS expertise as well as knowledge gaps in different topics, which will help CAPITAL to assess specific training needs and priorities. Building on this information, CAPITAL will develop tailor-made supporting training modules and materials.

The main themes of the questionnaire include:

  • Priorities within different ITS deployment topics/fields
  • Collection of best-practices and business models your country/organisation
  • Difficulties that hinder deployment
  • Existing knowledge gaps and training needs

The completion of this questionnaire should only take about 10-15 minutes of your time.

The questionnaire will be open until 3rd of May 2017.

Follow this link to access the questionnaire.

March 2017 TISA Committee Meetings in Taipei

Group pictureAfter signing the MoU with TTIA in August 2016, the TISA Committees decided to
hold their March 2017 Meetings in Taiwan for underlining the importance of Asia-Pacific for TISA as well as strengthening the collaboration with TTIA and the TISA members in that region. The meetings of the Technical & Standardization Committe, the Content & Services Committee and the Products Committee were complemented by a Business Analysis WG meeting. A special session for Public Authority matters discussed successful public-private partnership collaborations, such as the joint work between the EU EIP and TISA on the Quality of Traffic Information, experiences from implementation of QBench in Australia, the collaboration between LTA Singapore and Quantum Inventions, or the lessons learned from the workshop organised by BASt on harmonization of road works warning in the European C-ITS corridor project.

Our partner organisation TTIA had further arranged a Seminar on Smart Traffic Information Services as well as two site visits to the electronic toll collection company FETC and the traffic control center for the M5 highway/tunnel corridor to Yilan. These ancillary events were much appreciated, as they provided interesting insights into the well-developed ITS industry in Taiwan as well as stimulated many fruitful discussions among the participants.