TISA co-exhibitors activities at ITS World Congress

The 25th ITS World Congress is just around the corner! In less than one weeks, TISA and its Partners will be showcasing their latest developments and products in Copenhagen. Mark your calendars and make sure not to miss these activities from our co-exhibitors at the TISA stand:

  • WDR: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) will be presenting the new nation-wide ARD TPEG Service for Germany. Broadcasted on DAB+, this service has an excellent coverage and is freely available for any driver. The respective demo can be seen in an exciting car: most recent technology was integrated in a historical Mercedes-Benz 280SL. Highlight: Visitors will not only get detailed info, but even more the picture of a “Traffic Cam” when sitting in the car.
  • GEWI: Visitors to ITS World Congress in Copenhagen will have an opportunity to see live Road Incident Management being performed at the GEWI booth C1-120 at the conference. In addition, GEWI founder Hagen Geppert will be speaking in a session entitled “Making Work Zones Smarter” on 20 September from 09:00-10:30am in the Berlin Room (BW M1-2) at ITS World Congress. The session will address reducing the number of crashes in work zones to improve the quality of life for drivers as well as construction workers. New technologies such as drones, vehicle probe data and work zone equipment instrumentation will be explored as methods to make work zones smarter, and safer. In addition, to Road Incident Management GEWI will be available to demonstrate all of the traffic and travel information solutions available in the TIC Software during ITS World Congress from 17-21 September. To schedule a personal demonstration, contact jim.oneill@gewi.com
  • OpenLR: Geo-Referencing is key for reliable Travel Services. OpenLR was designed to fulfil the most challenging tasks of high resolution Geo-Referencing. During ITS World in Copenhagen, the representatives of OpenLR e.V. (an association based on German law) will be available at the TISA stand. OpenLR e.V. was founded by TISA, TomTom and Elektrobit to offer a platform for license-free implementation and further development of this excellent method.
  • Mediamobile: Today, Mobility is a concern not only for the automotive sector but for a wide range of economical players as well as, in the public domain, for Municipalities, public authorities and citizens. Mediamobile wants to address the challenges of Smart Mobility beyond providing accurate and reliable Traffic information for the drivers, by leveraging on its strengths: diversified sources, huge amount of historical and live data, traffic and map expertise. Mediamobile is now offering a range of adapted solutions for Smart Mobility, Radio and TV broadcasters, website and App developers, Driver Safety warnings and much more.#
  • bmt: From 17 to 21 September, bmt is presenting the actual TPEG portfolio during the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen. As part of the TISA booth (C1-120), bmt will present the “TPEG-LAB by bmt” consisting of all TPEG products in the bmt’s TPEG ecosystem, such as TPEG ON AIR (Playout), TPEG Editor and TPEG Analyser. As an exhibitor, bmt is pleased to offer access to the exhibition free of cost, an offer valid until September 10th. To benefit from free access and schedule an appointment with bmt experts, please send an email to mailto:sales@bmt-online.de. Click here for more information.
  • NNG: a global automotive software supplier, NNG works to provide the best in-vehicle experience for all. The company delivers solutions of exceptional value for hybrid navigation, cyber security, and user experience markets. Primarily known for its iGO Navigation software, much of its work is used in white-label products for major car companies, including Ford, Renault, and Mazda. NNG’s navigation is installed on over 30 million devices worldwide, with 30+ car brands. NNG is represented on all continents (including offices in US, Brazil, Switzerland, Hungary, Israel, China, Japan), ensuring highly localized solutions and aggregation of the best content available on each market.

Come and visits us at TISA booth C1-120. See you in Copenhagen!

TISA I4AD workshop, 4-5 September 2018

TISA members have officially welcomed on board the new I4AD Transition Manager Rob van den Berg.

Rob’s experience dates back to the mobile.info TPEG/TEC team and he has since then worked for automotive OEMs, suppliers and chipmakers, in the later phase also on AD concepts.

After a brief summary of the past work by Teun Hendriks and Matthias Unbehaun, Rob outlined his thoughts on how to move forward with I4AD, focussing not only on the technology, but also on OEM requirements, marketing opportunities and the planning of further steps to take.

Given the accelerated technological developments for automated driving, TISA Members identified some use cases for the I4AD concept (AD restriction zones, precise road work zones and complex geometries, such as in tollgates). Moving forward, the working groups later identified important future steps to start building a I4AD framework, in alignment with existing thought concepts of TPEG2, the successful standards development best practices of TISA and the ongoing AD activities and projects of OEMs, suppliers and service providers.

In the light of the precious inputs collected during the previous three technical workshops in Brussels, Berlin and Cologne, members decided to undertake the following steps:

  • start performing substantial technical work to assess state-of-the-art dynamic content & traffic information, encoding content and creating a flexible & extensible ontology for dynamic content.
  • initiate working groups to start focusing the work on specifications, toolchains, ground rules, demos and other and hold workshops every 3 months for briefing and ensuring ‘buy-in’ of the entire TISA community.
  • collect a result to present by the end of March 2019 and to push towards an initial specification/demonstrator of at least one first use case by fall 2019.

The I4AD workshop concluded with the definition of the strategic issues which have to be addressed, hence, avoiding contradicting information in multi-connected autonomous vehicles and alignment with other communication protocols and AD frameworks transmission protocols & serialization.


TISA Quality workshop

Quality of data and information is considered as an important asset for the Traffic Information sector. For example, an efficient quality management can support transparency and trust between data suppliers and data users.

The goal of the Quality workshop held in Brussels was to raise attention on the importance of that topic, to get insights on individual experience of TISA members and to discuss open issues.







Members were divided into four groups to discuss and ask questions on different topics: what is quality, how to handle quality, how to improve quality and a focus on the future of quality of data-ecosystems for automated/connected driving. The outcomes of the workshop will serve as an important milestone for the future engagement of the Quality Working Group.

TISA members meet in Brussels for Committee Meetings

TISA members gathered for the Committee Meetings at ERTICO – ITS Europe’s premises in Brussels on 4 and 5 September.

Many topics were discussed in the agenda, with two major highlights: the presentation from Norbert Schmidt-Banasch, Managing Direction at Mecom Medien-Communikations and Steven Logghe from Be-Mobile.

Norbert Schmidt-Banasch discussed for how bring media objects to customers, while Steven Logghe focused on C-ITS and the role of TISA in this matter.

Click here to download the presentation from Norbert Schmidt-Banasch.

Click here to download the presentation from Steven Logghe.

Another important activity was the first workshop of the renewed Quality Working Group, hosted Peter Lubrich from BASt and the I4AD workshop, with the first TISA I4AD Transition Manager Rob van den Berg.

GEWI to demo live incident management at ITS World Congress

On September 20th, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., GEWI will be presenting a demo on live incident management during the 2018 ITS World Congress, held in Copenhagen. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore new equipment and methods to make work zones smarter in the Special interest Session (SIS) “Making Work Zones Smarter”.

Find out which TISA Partner is presenting at this year’s ITS World Congress. The preliminary programme can be viewed at this link.