GEWI will be joining ITS professionals in Bordeaux, France for the 22nd ITS World Conference, 05-09 October. This is an excellent opportunity to see the new Road Incident Management (RIM) features of TIC demonstrated in person at GEWI booth B127. For those unable to attend the World Congress, a RIM video is available which provides an introduction the these new features of the TIC Software, or contact a GEWI representative for details.
Road Incident Management was just one of the topics discussed during the September 2015 GEWI Transportation Technology Tour (TTT) which visited several Eastern cities in the United States. Details on the TTT in this issue as well as the TIC for Work Zones renewal by the German state of Hessen. We also have news about upcoming TIC User Group meetings and a profile of Andrew Kristoffy who celebrates 15 years with GEWI, having first become familiar with GEWI when purchasing TIC as a customer at the Automobile Association (AA) in the UK.
Should you have any questions about anything in this newsletter, to discuss your requirements or for a product demonstration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEWI to Attend, Exhibit and Speak at 22nd ITS World Congress
Attendees at the 22nd ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, France will have an opportunity to see a demonstration of the latest features of GEWI’s TIC Software product including the Road Incident Management and Navigation System Testing.
The conference and exhibition will be held 05-09 October 2015 and GEWI will have representatives from Germany, North America and the UK on hand in the exhibit hall in booth B127.
Additionally, GEWI North America’s CEO Jim O’Neill will be speaking Friday 09 October at 11:00am in a technical session dealing with incident monitoring, interoperability and harnessing social media and user generated content.
The ITS World Congress is the world’s largest event in intelligent transport (ITS) systems and services and this year’s theme is “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space”.
The Bordeaux Congress will focus not only on how achieving intelligent mobility will change our lives but also on the benefits ITS applications bring to mobility.
TIC’s capabilities toward this theme can be demonstrated at the GEWI booth where visitors can see for themselves how TIC CONNECTS: Systems – Vehicles – Travelers.
If you would like to schedule a demonstration of the TIC software product during the exhibition, contact email@example.com.
TIC Product Feature: Road Incident Management
Problems associated with travel frequently extend beyond just accidents and delays.
Many incidents also involve problems with roadway infrastructure as well as vehicles, and the clearance of all types of incidents is most effective when the effort is coordinated together.
The TIC Project feature used for Road Incident Management provides an effective method to integrate information about multiple agencies which are simultaneously coordinated to manage road incidents and associated vehicle accidents and to keep the public informed with accurate and updated traffic and travel information.
TIC can be used to define and track pre-agreed incident response plans, providing operators with a step by step process to properly respond to traffic and roadway issues. By using TIC to track the response, each action is recorded, allowing for a full review of the implementation and timing of the response, in order to measure how well the incident was handled, and whether any improvements to the response could be made.
If the incident involves roadway infrastructure, such as road sensors or VMS signs, the status of each can be recorded as well, down to and including road surface conditions (from weather sensors) to better understand how an incident developed and on review, what could be done to prevent a recurrence.
TIC can be used to help support agency services such as ATIS (Advanced Transport Information Systems), and eCall, a European initiative being launched in 2018 for new vehicles.
For more information or to discuss your project requirements, contact a GEWI representative in your region.
TIC Features Overview Video
North American 2015 Traffic Technologies Tour
GEWI founder Hagen Geppert tours Traffic Management Center during 2015 TTT.
In September 2015, GEWI visited several public agencies for a public/private sector information exchange about traffic technologies.
The technology tours are scheduled to offer public agencies an opportunity to benefit from the global experience in traffic technology GEWI has acquired since being founded in 1992. The tours are also an important part of GEWI’s product development process as agencies are able to provide comment on the latest new features of the TIC software and describe problems for which they may require a solution.
The 2015 tour visited several public agencies in the Eastern United States with discussions covering a variety of topics including the European eCall system which is designed to provide a rapid response for motorists involved in a collision anywhere in the EU.
Another popular topic was the VMS2DASH technology demonstration which GEWI and BMW held at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
VMS2DASH has attracted a great deal of interest from public agencies as a solution to deliver VMS messages directly into connected vehicles on the vehicles dashboard over the navigation device. The TTT also addressed connected work zones, road incident management, data quality and using social media data along with other topics of interest to each public agency.
If you would like information about a follow-up webinar to the Traffic Technologies Tour, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIC for Work Zones Agreement Renewed in Hessen
Hessen Work Zone The German state of Hessen has renewed its agreement with GEWI to capture and harmonize data in Work Zones created by different organizations on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class roadways.
Work zone data is collected from other systems as well as manually created by the TIC Software.
Hessen has been a GEWI customer for more than 15 years and we appreciate the confidence in both GEWI and the TIC Software demonstrated by their renewal.
For more information about the many other ways TIC is used for traffic projects visit www.gewi.com.
TIC CONNECTS: Navigation and Information
TIC CONNECTS Navigation and Information Since the earliest days of RDS-TMC, GEWI has been a leader in delivering data to navigation devices.
In fact, today, many organizations use TIC to test data quality and to ensure accurate delivery to navigation devices.
GEWI has also been very involved in the development of TPEG, which provides many benefits as the next generation protocol for delivery of a richer data set to navigation devices to create a true “connected vehicle” experience.
TIC can also be used to collect a variety of types of data from the vehicle which can be used to track vehicle position, or performance of a variety of onboard systems. This data can then be used by other business systems, or combined with other data and delivered back into the vehicles navigation system.
The flexibility built into TIC is the reason we say TIC Connects: Systems-Vehicles-Travelers.
GEWI Business News: TIC User Group Workshops
Over the next two months, GEWI will hold four TIC User Groups on the TIC features for Work Zones, Traffic and Traveler Information Services and TIC for Traffic News.
In October, a workshop for public radio stations using TIC will be held in Leipzig, Germany. Also in October, a workshop for the German police will be held at the GEWI office in Bernburg, Germany.
In November, workshops will be held at the GEWI office in Bernburg for private German radio stations, and a workshop focused specifically on the Work Zone features of TIC.
GEWI workshops provide customers a forum to exchange ideas with each other and are an an opportunity for the GEWI Product Development team to capture ideas about how to improve current and future versions of the TIC Software.
Since being launched in 1997, originally as TMC Office, TIC has never stopped evolving with new features which can be used for many traffic and travel related markets. For more information about the TIC Software product, contact email@example.com
Product Videos on GEWI Website
GEWI’s web site includes videos for many of the TIC product features. These videos make it easy for website visitors to self-demonstrate the TIC system and to view how specific product features can be used for a variety of public and private sector markets.
More videos are being produced to provide an introduction to other TIC product features, so check www.gewi.com occasionally to view the new videos.
Download Latest TIC for Traffic Brochure
The TIC3 product allows you to perform many transportation related tasks simply by configuration of this commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software.
Click here to download the TIC product brochure which describes how the same TIC3 product architecture can be flexibly configured and used for many different purposes including:
– Traffic & Travel Information Services
– Road Incident Management
– Real-time Information for Navigation
– Navigation System Testing
– Traffic News for Radio
– Connected Vehicles
– Radio Data
As a commercial off-the shelf (COTS) solution, TIC can be deployed and expanded much more quickly and cost effectively than custom build-your-own solutions while offering the most advanced features and functionality.
For more information, visit www.gewi.com.
In This Issue
GEWI at ITS World Congress
TIC Product Feature: Road Incident Management
TIC Overview Video
Traffic Technology Tour
TIC for Work Zones in Hessen
TIC Connects Navigation and Information
TIC User Group Workshop
TIC Product Feature Videos
TIC for Traffic Brochure
TIC for iPad download in Apple App store
TIC Features Overview
TIC for iPad Video
ITS World Congress
GEWI on LinkedIn
GEWI on Facebook
GEWI on FOX TV
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Director, Sales and Market Development Worldwide
Prior to joining GEWI in 2000, Andrew Kristoffy worked with the Automobile Association (AA) in the United Kingdom (UK).
He helped the AA avoid an expensive and risky custom development by purchasing the TIC commercial off-the-shelf software product (COTS).
This lead to TIC being purchased by a major company for commercial RDS-TMC services in the UK and Australia.
Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the travel information industry which started with national and international customer projects.
Sales projects include Nokia, HERE, TomTom, INRIX, the Danish Road Directorate, RTA Dubai, and many more.
Andrew is actively leading the development of new markets and preparing GEWI to work with value-added partners.
Since moving to Cornwall, Andy’s hobbies have gravitated to water sports.
Activities include sailing, motor boating, skiing, and recently trying Australian surf life-saving boat rowing with a crew breaking and surfing the Atlantic waves!