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

Related content: TISA to issue white papers on TPEG’s impact on Automated Vehicles

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been

The famous Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) put it into simple words. Year by year we believe in the progress made during the last 12 months – knowing that next year’s developments will be even more important, expecting things that have never been.

Plenty of new things were to come during 2019 for the TISA Community, too. The I4AD project turned out even better than expected. During the ITS World Congress and Exhibition TISA was able to present a first demonstrator arousing the interest of experts. We can proudly say that this was possible thanks to the excellent support of Elektrobit and GEWI, proving once again that TISA continues to be a membership driven organisation with great commitment to both technical and strategical goals.

In context with other activities (like MaaS, ADASIS, or other) we can be proud about finalising the TPEG Public Transport Application. Such piece of technology fosters different strategies for multi-modality and makes us pursue our goal of supporting smart mobility developments. I’m pretty sure: attractive services that address both the needs of individual and public transport will be available soon.

The landmark of my hometown Cologne is the world-famous cathedral. It is said that the day the construction of the cathedral, the world will end. I believe this can also be said about TISA. I think this could be also said about TISA. Our community is in constant change. Ever new challenges require attentive observation of our environment. The colleagues of the Steering Board and of the Executive office, for whose commitment I would like to express my utmost gratitude, have accepted this responsibility and did an outstanding strategic work. The next phase of our migration must now be about structural issues, but I am sure that TISA will meet this challenge with great responsibility.

We can gather strength and ideas for all these topics in the quiet time that lies ahead and we should not forget one thing: Christmas is a requirement. There must be at least one day of the year to remind us that we are here for something besides ourselves.

Merry Christmas to all of you.


Thomas Kusche-Knezevic

TISA Members protagonists at the 26th ITS World Congress

Another year, another ITS World Congress, another success! TISA and many of its Members participated in the 26th ITS World Congress, which took place in Singapore. A five-day event which gathered more than 10,000 participants and over 3,000 exhibitors to discuss how Smart Mobility is empowering cities around the world.

Protagonists of this Congress were the many TISA Members present to showcase their latest developments in the field of intelligent Transport Systems.

From Aisin, to Continental, DENSO, GEWI and Navinfo, the 26th ITS World Congress set the perfect opportunity to learn more about TISA Members’ newest solutions.

Speaking of demonstrations, two very interesting ones were showcased at TISA’s booth.

The first demonstration was the “ADASIS electronic horizon”, showcasing Live lane-level traffic data mapped on ADASIS electronic horizon using Elektrobit Robinos Predictor, while the second one focussed on “Dynamic traffic simulation”, showing how external traffic can influence the behavior of AD vehicles in mixed traffic flow.

Last but not least, TISA participated in a Special Interest Session to discuss the challenges of integrating automated vehicles into the digital infrastructure, together with ERTICO – ITS Europe, NDS Association, HERE Technologies and the University of Japan’s Center for Spatial Information Science.

Digitisation of road transport and emergence of Automated Driving brings together different challenges in particular the need for data exchange between vehicles and the infrastructure. TISA discussed its vision when it comes to identifying the data needed to support Automated Driving, how the automated vehicle should be integrated with the digital infrastructure currently under development and whether the traffic will be managed differently.

The session brought together speakers from different organisations to share their knowledge on the topic and find a way forward for cooperation between OADF and Traffic Management as part of the digital Infrastructure.

The 2019 ITS World Congress proved that TISA is now an established brand in the ITS community, attracting the interest of many ITS stakeholders to TISA’s solutions.