BBK publishes Press Release on TPEG2-EAW – Emergency Alerts and warnings

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)

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OADF 2020 postponed to July

Due to the current situation affecting China, the Open Auto Driven Forum (OADF) has been postponed from 18 February to 9 July.

TISA releases a new specification: TPEG2-PTS

TISA starts the new years with a brand new, publicly available specification: TPEG2-PTS (Public Transport Information Service).

TPEG2-PTS is designed to allow the efficient and language-independent delivery of public transport information directly from a service provider to end-users. It is intended to cover all modes of public transport (i.e. collective), both inter-urban and intra-urban travel.

The PTS design is based on three main use cases:

  • Provision of alert information: This alert warning indicates an emergency situation. It is specifically relevant for broadcast / push mode, for major deviations / disruptions and relevant for a large number of travellers. A dedicated alert request is also defined and can be used if a backchannel is available.


  • Timetable information, both scheduled and real time: This information is in some cases relevant for broadcast, e.g. in case of large events for the transport modalities to/from the event site. A dedicated timetable request is also defined and can be used if a backchannel is available.


  • Individual requests for trip information (backchannel is required).

This specification is available for TISA Members at this link.

TISA I4 AD Business and Technical White Papers are now publicly available

With the advent of automated vehicles, the role of the driver will be changing, as well as her or his need for information. The change will also impact the vehicle itself, with regards to the information needed: as the vehicle will be controlling its own trajectory, it will need the information to do this safely.

TISA Members have therefore been working on two documents which discuss the impact of automated driving on traffic from a business and technical perspectives.

As of today, two White Papers are publicly available. The business White Paper discusses the impact that automated vehicles have on traffic and traveller information (TPEG in specific) from a business perspective, while the technical White Paper discusses technical solutions that will solve some relevant technical and business issues in context with automated driving, taking into account that not all vehicles are automated.

TISA Chair of the Content & Service Provision Committee András Csepinszky will present the I4A papers at the CCAM platform on 24 January, at the WG3.

To access and download the two White Papers, please click on the links below:

Download the I4AD Business White Paper

Download the I4AD Technical White Paper

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