Check the video highlights of the Open Auto Drive Forum hosted by TISA

The 6th meeting of the Open Auto Drive Forum (OADF) was hosted by TISA and took place on  February 16th in Brussels, Belgium. Featuring a number of interesting presentations by speakers from industry and academia as well as four afternoon discussions, the forum attracted numerous participants representing different sectors such as OEMS, autonomous driving experts, map providers, system providers, ADAS experts, sensor system experts and others.

Read the full report of the event here.

EU EIP and TISA publish harmonised Declaration of Compliance for Safety-Related Traffic Information

EU-EIP and TISA have collaborated in a series of workshops to harmonise the Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action C (SRTI-Safety Related Traffic Information) for use in all Member States.

Delegated Regulation No 886/2013

Delegated Regulation No 886/2013 addresses the provision of road safety-related traffic information, following Priority Action C of the Directive 2010/40/EU. This Delegated Regulation requests Member States to manage a national access point for safety-related traffic data. It also describes the obligation of Member States to carry out an assessment of compliance of the parties addressed by this delegated regulation, i.e. Public and Private Road Operators, Traffic Information Service Providers, Data Suppliers and Broadcasters dedicated to road traffic. These parties shall submit a Declaration of Compliance in accordance with the requirements set out in Articles 3 to 8 of the Delegated Regulation. EU EIP[1] and TISA[2] have collaborated in a series of workshops to harmonise this Declaration of Compliance for Delegated Regulation No 886/2013.

Why a harmonised approach?

Teun Hendriks, Chair of the TISA Technical and Standardisation Committee: “Without a harmonised approach, Road Operators, Data Suppliers and Information Service Providers would face the risk that -if operating in more than one country- they would need to submit a Declaration of Compliance in different formats, in different languages, and under a variety of different rules. The harmonised Declaration of Compliance should remove this administrative burden; the provided definitions and explanations of terms should clarify roles and responsibilities”.

Louis Hendriks, leader of the EU EIP activity ‘Harmonisation and monitoring SPA’ highlights that this is a win-win for both the Data Suppliers, Information Service Providers and the National Bodies that have to carry out the assessment of compliance: “National Bodies could possibly be facing discussions with a whole range of Road Operators, Information Service Providers, Data Suppliers and Broadcasters that operate within their territory, and that might submit their own Declarations of Compliance in different languages and in a variety of formats. Adopting and promoting the use of the harmonised Declaration of Compliance will make life easier for all involved parties”.

European Commission supports harmonised declaration

The European Commission (DG MOVE) has closely followed the development of the harmonised Declaration of Compliance and view it as a welcome contribution to the harmonised deployment of the National Access Points. The harmonised Declaration of Compliance will be presented in Brussels during an SRTI Member State follow-up Expert Meeting on 9 March 2017.

Where to find the harmonised declaration of compliance?

As an outcome of this fruitful cooperation between EU EIP and TISA three documents have been produced and are now publicly available on the TISA website and EU EIP website.

  • An Introduction letter
  • A model form for the “Uniform Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action C”
  • Definitions & explanations of terms within the Uniform Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action C.

A zip-file with the three documents can be downloaded HERE.

 

Next step

In 2017 EU EIP and TISA intend to start working on a similar model Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action B, covering the provision of Real-Time Traffic Information (No 962/2015).

[1]    European ITS Platform, www.its-platform.eu

[2]    Traveller Information Services Association, www.tisa.org

 

The 6th OADF brings autonomous driving players together to discuss state of the art solutions and needs for standardisation

Brussels, 16 February 2017 – More than 100 international stakeholders met at the 6th Open Auto Drive Forum to discuss the latest cross-domain topics in the area of autonomous driving 

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The 6th meeting of the Open Auto Drive Forum (OADF) was hosted by TISA and took place on  February 16th in Brussels, Belgium. Featuring a number of interesting presentations by speakers from industry and academia as well as four afternoon discussions, the forum attracted numerous participants representing different sectors such as OEMS, autonomous driving experts, map providers, system providers, ADAS experts, sensor system experts and others.

OADF’s objective is to act as an open discussion platform for cross-domain topics in the area of autonomous driving that require cooperation throughout the industry and to present the latest developments and achievements towards a connected world of autonomous cars.

During the morning session the forum saw presentations from autonomous driving projects focusing on standardisation, tests on public roads and high precision maps and discussed the legal implications of vehicle automation.

“Active participation in the OADF is an important undertaking for TISA and mutually beneficial for both organisations. Real-time, high-precision traffic information is vital for autonomously driving vehicles. The complex requirements of an automated driving situation, together with the specific conditions of M2M communication in that context, create a formidable challenge that propels our current developments towards next-generation traffic data standards,” said Matthias Unbehaun, TISA Executive Director.

“2017 will be a major milestone for the ADASIS Forum and we are committed to publish our new ADASIS V3 specification this year. We see the OADF forum as a place for synchronisation of requirements and specifications as well as solutions for our contribution to autonomous driving,” said Michael Klingsöhr, ADASIS Chairman.

The second part of the meeting was reserved for the breakout sessions on standardisation requirements for environmental model interfaces and HD Maps, on live map delivery chain and backend integrity levels and on metadata for map quality.

Dr. Volker Sasse, the OADF speaker and Chairman of the Navigation Data Standard (NDS) Association wrapped up the forum concluding the conference was a successful step forward for the development of autonomous driving.

“The time of simple navigation is over. The Autonomous Driving (AD) revolution means shifting from individualism to collectivism and our OMEGA project takes care of these relevant future AD requirements. The AD information, which is always supported by highly accurate and up to date practices, is selected in flexible geometric or attribute-based portions and will be stored and distributed in multiple locations. Therefore each information user is simultaneously also a collector, meaning the individual serves the community. All standardisation organisations cooperate in this brave new world,” stated Dr. V. Sasse (NavInfo/NDS/OADF)

 Click here to view the full photo gallery of the event.


Note to editor

Open Auto Drive Forum (OADF) organises meetings every four months in three different regions including Europe, Asia and the Americas. The forum is intended to give all stakeholders the opportunity to present their issues and to jointly work on standardised solutions across different standardisation organisations and companies in the area of autonomous driving. The consortia consisting of the Navigation Data Standard Association (NDS), the ADASIS forum, TISA and SENSORIS, has committed to align their efforts to generate a streamlined approach towards a globally applicable ecosystem of production-ready automotive standards since November 2015.

Between the meetings, task forces address challenges that have been identified in the meetings. The forum meetings are open to all consortia and individuals that are active in the field of autonomous driving The OADF participants include 3D Mapping, Aisin AW, ADASIS, AND, Alpine, Alibaba, Audi, Autoliv, AutoNavi, Baidu, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Daimler, Denso, DLR, Elektrobit, Emapgo, Engis, Ertico, Ford, Universität Passau,Garmin, General Vision, GM, Google, Harman, Here, Hitachi, Hyundai, IAV, Ibeo, Increment P, Inrix, IPG, Landrover/Jaguar, Luxoft, Kiwi, Kotei, LG, Magneti Marelli, Mappers, Mapscape, MHE, Mitsubishi, Mobileye, NavInfo, NDS, NNG, Nvidia, Opel, Panasonic, Preh Car Connect, Qualcomm, Renault, SENSORIS, Stanford University, Tass International, Telenav, TISA, TomTom, T-Systems, Vires, Volkswagen, Volvo, Visteon, Volvo and Zenrin..

The next Open Auto Drive Forum will take place on 22nd May 2017 in North America (TBC).

For more information, visit the website: http://www.openautodrive.org/

Contact: Dr. Volker Sasse, dr.sasse@navinfo.com

Update of the Action C relevant safety message sets, DATEX II Codes, DENM Event Types, TPEG-TEC causes and TMC Events

TISA, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Group and the DATEXII community, has produced an update of the Action C relevant safety message sets document.

A new document is now available on the TISA website ref. ITSTF17001

About the document ITSTF17001

In the Directive 2010/40/EU (“ITS Directive”) the European Commission developed as Priority Action C a EU Regulation named “Data and procedures for the provision, where possible, of road safety related minimum universal traffic information free of charge to users”. It defines amongst others a single list of categories of safety related traffic information to be provided without additional cost for the end user.

This new “Terms and definitions” provides a subset of DATEX II Codes, DENM Event Types, TPEG-TEC causes and TMC Events, which shall be defined and declared as the message sets to be used for safety related messages.

Further, for the selected message sets, a correlation between the four standards DATEX II, DENM, TPEG and TMC is defined.

TISA is pleased to continue the collaboration in multi-organization WG to be launched soon for extensions/related work items based on operational experiences with Action C and  as well as to strive for further harmonization.

GEWI Launches Traffic News System for German Public Radio Stations

In July of 2016, GEWI was selected after a public bid process to provide a traffic news system for Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), a Germany Public Radio station for the German state of Hesse, based in Frankfurt. HR is a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) which includes organizations such as the BBC.

TIC-Traffic-News-ImageThe public tender required solution to collect, create and aggregate traffic information to be broadcast on the HR stations which include five different radio formats. Furthermore, the traffic information is distributed to TV channels, internet platforms & telephone hotline. Navigation systems can receive their data by RDS-TMC & TPEG.

The HR traffic solution is based on the TIC for Traffic News solution and was deployed in less than six months after the bid was awarded to GEWI. As of January 2017, the new system is in productive use by HR.

TIC for Traffic News supports multiple languages and enables each announcer to customize the traffic reports based on the type of content and length of broadcast required for their particular station format. All of this is accomplished using a simple web browser which also makes it convenient to operate when announcers are out of the studio on a remote broadcast.

TIC for Traffic News is used by radio broadcasters in Germany & Switzerland and is available as a solution to be used worldwide. Traffic News is just one of the many solutions for which the TIC Software may be configured.

Founded in 1992, GEWI develops TIC software, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product used worldwide by both commercial and government customers.

TIC is used for many types of traffic related projects including traffic and travel events, road incident management, navigation testing, and real-time navigation and connected services.

For more information visit www.gewi.com.