TISA and EasyWay sign MoU at the European ITS Congress

June 10, 2011

8 June 2011. TISA President Jonathon Burr and EasyWay Chairman Ronald Adams today signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the cooperation between EasyWay ESG5 and TISA to work on the interface between DATEX II and TPEGTM. The MoU allows close cooperation of experts who are developing data transitions between the two protocols, with the aim of providing end-to-end value chain connectivity. The first deliverable will be a slim profile covering critical road safety messages, by the end of the year.

The two teams have been working together and have been able to set up an end-to-end demonstration at the European ITS Congress, held in Lyon. A typical road authority terminal is used to compile the messages in the DATEX II format which is used to inform variable message signs and to deliver content to the TPEGTM service provider. It includes the delivery of a small subset of road safety messages via several different channels: internet, WiFi and digital radio, which is on air in the Lyon city area. The demonstration is brought to life by the messages being rendered on advanced navigation systems, hand held tablets and phones with TPEGTM apps.

The MoU was signed on the joint TISA and EasyWay stand at the European ITS Congress, in the presence of TISA and EasyWay members.

TISA Executive Director Bev Marks said, “The demonstration is a real first for end-to-end message connections between the road management systems and RTTI service systems.”

EasyWay Chairman Ronald Adams said, “By taking this important step both EasyWay and TISA are convinced this will lead to better services for the European road user.”

For further information

Amaury Cornelis, a.cornelis@tisa.org
Alessandro Javicoli, alessandro.javicoli@sina.co.it