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.

Season’s greetings by TISA president Thomas Kusche-Knežević

Dear Members and Friends of TISA!


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success, Henry Ford said.

How could Henry Ford know what should happen in 2007?

When TISA was founded in Berlin, Germany, a huge crowd of navigation interested people and companies came together to foster the market for TMC and to bring TPEG to fruition. We kept ourselves together and worked together – in between for nearly 10 years.

Today, TISA is entitled to say that this has been a very successful period of time.

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TISA holds its committee meetings on 13 & 14 December in Brussels

The last TISA committee meetings of 2016 took place just before the Christmas holidays at ERTICO premises in Brussels. Aside from the usual TISA business, the two day meetings saw also three special speakers.  Marjolein Masclee, Chair of DATEX II Strategic Group presented the latest DATEX II Developments. Michael L. Sena, Allianz Telematics gave a presentation on the role of artificial intelligent in ITS and tackled the status of traffic information in the age of robot-driven vehicles. More in-depth discussions on the topic can be read in the chapters of Michael’s book entitled “Beating Traffic: Time to Get Unstuck”. Frederic Roulland of Xerox introduced the new urban mobility paradigm emerging within large cities based on the growing usage of multimodal integrated transportation services and the challenges and opportunities which are implied around the use of traveler data.

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Click here to see all the photos of the 13-14 December 2016 Committee meetings

The next TISA committee meeting will take place in Taipei, Taiwan in March 2017 (dates to be confirmed).

GEWI Partners with Waze Connected Citizens Program to Enable “off-the-shelf” Waze Data Integration

7 December 2016 – GEWI today announced a new global partnership with Waze the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers, to provide public agencies worldwide with an “off-the-shelf” solution for collecting, harmonizing, and integrating Waze data with existing public agency data using GEWI’s TIC software.

“As a global company, this partnership is an excellent fit between GEWI and Waze”, commented GEWI founder and global CEO Hagen Geppert. “GEWI customers worldwide can now have access to Waze data directly within the TIC Software platform, enabling Waze data to be immediately related with other agency data already in their system, and the improved data can also be shared back to Waze.

“We expect his two-way data exchange between GEWI customers and Waze to be a powerful tool to help increase data accuracy”, said Geppert.

This partnership is facilitated through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, a free two-way data share that empowers its partners to harness real-time driver insights in order to help ease congestion and make better informed planning decisions.

“Waze provides each Connected Citizens Program partner with the same set of free, data-driven tools and resources to foster collaboration and communication between all partners,” said Adam Fried, New Business Development Manager at Waze. “Working with GEWI allows Waze to further scale the program and create additional opportunities for our partners to collaborate and help each other incorporate the power of crowdsourced data into their traffic management strategies.”

Founded in 1992, GEWI develops TIC software, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product used by public agencies, automobile clubs, commercial service providers, car and navigation manufacturers, toll road operators, and radio stations.

TIC is used for many types of market solutions including traffic and travel information services, work zones, road incident management, asset management, real-time information for navigation, and traffic news announcements, many of which can benefit from Waze data.

TIC is available from and supported 24/7 by GEWI offices in Europe, North America, and Asia, and by partners globally.

To find out more about the Waze Connected Citizens Program, visit www.waze.com/ccp. For more information about GEWI visit www.gewi.com.