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Gewi and iCone highlight workzone safety

Until recently, most information provided to the public about work zones included only planned activities. But today, as Gewi and iCone will demonstrate, with the advent of devices to measure precise location, speed, lane closure advice and workers present, more real-time information is available for navigation devices, VMS signs, broadcasters, apps and other systems. By providing drivers in-vehicle notifications in advance of entering a workzone, safety for motorists and workers is increased.

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The ITS America / Work Zone Data as a Service Issue

In 2011, GEWI and BMW provided a conceptual demonstration of Smart Work Zones at ITS World Congress in Orlando, Florida. In 2018, GEWI was involved in the first deployment for productive use. Today, it is available as an affordable off-the-shelf technology and will be demonstrated at ITS America in Washington, D.C. 04-07 June. Concurrent with ITS America, GEWI will be exhibiting this same solution to conference attendees at ITS Europe in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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GEWI Announces WZDaaS for USDOT Work Zone Data Initiative

The USDOT Work Zone Data Initiative (WZDI) has established a data format to enable the exchange of Work Zone data in a standard protocol to provide many benefits for Work Zone safety and planning, avoiding conflicts with other agencies and jurisdictions. To make the adoption of this format easy, GEWI has announced a new hosted Work Zone Data as a Service (WZDaaS) solution which allows agencies to use their existing systems, and be compliant with the new standard.

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Police, Radio, Roads and Cities attend GEWI User Group Workshop

​User Groups have been an important element in GEWI’s Product Development process for the TIC Software product. Since the first version was released in 1997, TIC has evolved to be used by many different types of organizations. Until now, user groups had been held according to customer type, but for this most recent workshop GEWI invited 33 customers from 27 organizations representing four different customer types.

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GEWI to Demonstrate Smart Work Zone at ITS America 2019

GEWI has been at the forefront of Smart Work Zone efforts with a first public conceptual demonstration with BMW at ITS World Congress in Orlando, Florida in 2011. The first European implementation of this Smart Work Zone technology was done in 2018.
Today, this technology is available as a low-cost off-the-shelf solution, and GEWI and iCone are demonstrating this technology ITS America in Washington D.C. 04-07 June, 2019.

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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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