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The Data Quality Issue

With the proliferation of devices and organizations producing ITS data, the ability to collect, harmonize, and select the most accurate data to best represent real-world conditions is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge.

Since 1997, GEWI has been solving this complex data issue and has recently improved it’s source/result and merge/fuse product features which result in increased quality for traffic and traveler information. Meet GEWI developer Dirk Vatterott who is responsible for this TIC Product Feature and learn more in this issue. Read also about an improved Data Quality Monitoring process for the TIC Software Product.

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GEWI at Automotive Tech.AD Conference​

The arrival of automated driving is creating challenges for every organization which deals with roads and automobiles, and this includes GEWI as well as the GEWI customers worldwide.

There has been a significant increase in requests from GEWI customers involving data which will be used by automated driving, particularly in providing real-time, highly accurate Work Zone data. ​

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The Safety Issue

GEWI’s TIC Software is now used in 31 countries and there is one issue which is a concern to customers worldwide – Safety.

Over the past 22 years the TIC Software product has evolved to include many features related to safety. Learn more about those features in this issue as well as the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) data format which can be used with TIC’s Disaster Warning product feature also detailed below.

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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.

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The Data Exchange Issue

GEWI has been solving the complex problem of data exchange between disparate systems for nearly 20 years and this final newsletter of 2018 includes information on GEWI’s solution for data exchange. Meet Rainer Klockmann, GEWI Director of Product Development who is responsible for many of the Product Features related to data exchange.

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A World of Data Exchange Problems Solved with GEWI’s TIC3 Software

​GEWI has been solving the complex problem of data exchange between disparate systems for nearly 20 years. Much experience was gained in a European project to exchange traffic data between 22 different countries in 7 different languages. This experience provided the basis for the architecture of the TIC product.

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GEWI Business Workshop focuses on Smart Work Zone and UX

Every year GEWI staff from all over the world come together to review the year, discuss new product ideas, and plan the upcoming year. During the workshop held in Spreewald, Germany, much time was spent on improving Business Processes (BP), User Experience (UX), and new features to be used with the TIC for Work Zone Solution.​

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The Traffic Flow Issue

GEWI is in the middle of a busy ITS conference season, just returning from ITS World Congress in Copenhagen and will exhibit at ITS5C in Jacksonville and present on Smart Work Zones at the National/Rural ITS conference in Arizona.

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TIC Traffic Flow Feature Improves Traffic and Travel Event Information Accuracy

GEWI’s TIC Software uses traffic flow related to the location of the event, to enable operators to confirm roadway conditions, and to alert them to changing roadway conditions. Seamless integration of traffic flow data into TIC makes it simple for operators to check the accuracy of the information.​

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GEWI’s Quick Response

GEWI’s TIC for Road Incident Management (RIM) enables each agency to create predefined custom action plans for different incident types, such as accidents, fires, road obstacles, weather, or wrong way drivers. Response plan steps are then activated depending on factors such as the incident type, location, road category, and resource availability.​

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