Meet the speakers for the next TISA Committee Meetings

TISA’s next Committee Meetings are taking place on 12 and 13 March at ERTICO’s premises in Brussels. These meetings will feature a guest speaker on the first day, Rob Willekes, who is the Director Business Development EMEA at Otonomo.

During the Committee meetings, new use cases will be presented and members will get a status update on all TISA activities, including specifications that are under development, a review of new and open UCPs, LTRT and TAWG status report, an update on the C-ITS Delegated act public consultation, the EU Electronic Communication Code and an update on the new work plan of the ITS Directive.

In addition, a presentation will be given by Teun Hendriks on TPEG2-EAW (Emergency Alert Warnings), following with a report presented by TISA’s I4AD Manager Rob van den Berg, who will focus on TPEG to support Automated Driving vehicles, and concluding with a presentation about MaaS Alliance’s activities by ERTICO’s Senior Manager and MaaS Alliance coordinator Piia Karjalainen.

GEWI TIC Software Adds Common Alert Protocol (CAP) for Emergency Notification

GEWI was founded in 1992 on for the purpose of distributing traffic and travel information.  From the earliest days of the TIC Software (known then as TMC Office), GEWI software was designed to distribute traffic data to navigation devices. First in RDS-TMC format, and as technology advanced, also in TPEG format.

Over the years dozens of product features have been added which can be combined to create a wide range of affordable off-the-shelf solutions for public and private organizations. GEWI’s most recent addition to the TIC Software is the Disaster Warning Product feature which can collect warnings in the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) format.

CAP allows a warning message to be consistently disseminated simultaneously over a wide range of warning systems. CAP increases warning effectiveness and simplifies the task of activating a warning for responsible officials. The CAP data structure is backward-compatible with existing alert formats as well with new technology such as the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).  As a TISA member, GEWI supports the development of the new TPEG application, Emergency Alert Warnings (EAW), which will be used to distribute the warnings and alerts.

TIC enables users to manually create information about disasters and distribute in CAP format information including:

  • Location of the disaster / emergency.
  • Details about what occurred.
  • Advice for area residents.
  • What areas are affected.
  • Who should be informed in the area.
  • Who should evacuate (evacuation zone).
  • Traffic restrictions in the area, closures, detours, etc.
  • Level of urgency.

TIC will now be able to collect Disaster Warnings in CAP format from multiple sources and distribute in CAP format. When using TIC to create Disaster Warning information, coded information about the road restrictions caused by the disaster and can be distributed to feed navigation systems today, and used by automated vehicles in the future.

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TomTom partners with Microsoft to power cloud offerings with location-based services

TomTom and Microsoft have announced that they are expanding their partnership, bringing TomTom’s maps and traffic data into a multitude of mapping scenarios across Microsoft’s cloud services. With this broadened integration, TomTom will be a leading location data provider for Microsoft Azure and Bing Maps. TomTom is also expanding its relationship with Microsoft, selecting Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider.

Azure Maps delivers secured location APIs to provide geospatial context to data. The Azure Maps service enhances the value of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that is helping enterprises and developers create IoT, mobility, logistics and asset tracking solutions. TomTom providing their map data and services is a significant component for completing these enterprise customer scenarios.

Anders Truelsen, Managing Director, TomTom Enterprise said, “TomTom is proud of the relationship we’ve built with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Azure customers access to build location-aware applications and look forward to deepening that relationship as we extend our high-quality location technologies to an even larger audience base. We’re excited to be chosen as the location data provider to power mapping services across all of Microsoft, including Bing, Cortana, Windows and many other leading products and the innovations that will come forward in this continued relationship.”

“This deep partnership with TomTom is very different from anything Microsoft has done in maps before”, said Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of Azure Maps and Connected Vehicles. “TomTom hosting their services in the Azure cloud brings with it their graph of map data. Manufacturing maps in Azure reduces the latency to customer applications, ensuring we offer the freshest data through Azure Maps. Azure customers across industries end up winning when their geospatial data and analytics, TomTom data, and Azure Maps services are all running together in the same cloud.”

Azure Maps lights up a multitude of location scenarios for Microsoft. Azure customers now have native support ranging from building map-based dashboards to visualize IoT spatial analytics to mobility scenarios for vehicle movement. For example, in agriculture, customers can easily track utilization of farm sensors for crops, livestock, tractors and more to optimize production. Using the Azure Maps routing services powered by TomTom allows for insightful distribution of goods originating from farmlands to retail, restaurants and home delivery. Using the freshest maps and traffic information can determine delivery range, optimize delivery routes and provide customer insights into delivery status.

TomTom providing the freshest map and traffic information in combination with Azure Maps services and SDKs will help perpetuate improved smart city applications. Azure Maps SDKs using TomTom services make it simple to render a multitude of data sets from a variety of sources  such as real-time parking meter rates, street-specific traffic, addressing carbon footprint, reducing noise pollution and more in a consolidated, map-based application for visualization of pertinent city information crucial to its citizens.  

Source: TomTom

TISA featured member XEBRIS

XEBRIS Solutions GmbH is a software product development company, specialized in traffic data management. The current product range addresses several domains like broadcasting, road administration and maintenance, traffic information centers as well as police based traffic information. Having started with the first client ORF, the Austrian public broadcasting organization in 2016, expansion to Germany began in 2017 with successful product implementations at Bayerischer Rundfunk and several RTL radio stations. XEBRIS products are characterized by a high level of usability, as well as optimized technical performance for large-scale data exchange. The internal product traffic data format is based on DATEX II, while most of the common traffic data formats are supported for their import and export. To learn more about XEBRIS products please visit

Join the TPEG-Seminar “Getting in touch with TPEG” this May in Munich

TPEG is a protocol developed by the EBU in cooperation with the European Union. It was designed to broadcast digital traffic and travel information i. e. over DAB. The seminar, which is taking place on 22 May 2019 in Munich, Germany, is targeted at all engineering staff from the automobile industry, manufacturers of end-user devices, broadcast network providers, multiplexer manufacturers, service and program providers and representatives from the broadcast industry. It will be held in English. No previous experience with TPEG is required.


Experts from the bmt focus the seminar on the following topics:
– Introduction to TPEG Technology
– TPEG Specifications
– TPEG Reception in Theory and Hands-on Session
– TPEG Service Design in Theory and Hands-on Session

Bmt has been actively working on TPEG standardisation for more than 15 years and is a member of several TISA and Standards working groups. Click here to will find more details about the agenda and registrations. The admission fee is 780 EUR plus 19% VAT, this includes course materials and catering for the day. Please note that there is a minimum and a maximum number of participants for the seminar (6 to 14). Therefore we reserve the right to cancel reservations due to under or overbooking.

We look forward seeing you in Munich!