TIC has been used in live traffic information systems since 1997 by many types of organizations, including: government agencies, police, DOTs, commercial RDS-TMC and TPEG service providers, automobile clubs, road operators, radio stations and car and navigation device manufacturers. TIC3 is the latest generation of the product, which consists of the TIC software and TIC Digital Map Data. The UI can present commands, menus, tooltips, and status information in multiple languages, as well as descriptions for traffic and travel information, such as location, event, duration and detours. TIC’s text generation rules also allow customers to format the output specific to the local preferred methods for traffic phrases. As a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software product, GEWI sees TIC as a cost-effective, robust, and easily scalable alternative, when compared with ‘build-your-own’ systems. The company hopes that by expanding its flexible language feature, it will allow TIC to connect systems, vehicles and travelers across multiple national boundaries.
Published in Traffic Technology Today.com