BBK (Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance), in collaboration with TISA, has presented a universally applicable specification for issuing warning messages on navigation devices: “TPEG2-EAW (Emergency Alerts and Warnings)”.
So far, road users have not been able to receive warning messages other than traffic reports, a condition which led to the search of new, alternative solutions. Consequently, as part of the German federal-state project “Warning of the population”, a new specification was developed in collaboration with TISA and Mecom: TPEG2-EAW (Emergency Alerts and Warnings).
TPEG2-EAW sends adapted alert messages to media devices, such as phones, satellites, the internet and navigation devices, warning drivers in real time and ensuring compatibility with both map-based and map-less devices, so that messages are understandable also for non-native speakers/residents and visitors from foreign countries, making TPEG2- EAW a universally applicable warning application for domestic and international travellers.
The specification, now published by TISA, will be tested in a field trial as part of the ISF project Warning to the Population over the next two years. At the same time, the TPEG2- EAW user specification is updated and best practices are compiled in a policy document.
To the press release (in German)