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Road Safety

Road safety is a global issue, and GEWI is involved in a very interesting project designed to improve the safety of workers and warning vehicles. The project is called DIANA2, described in more detail in this month’s…

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GEWI powers reliable navigation services in Singapore

Personal Navigation devices using GPS satellite positioning are becoming an essential tool for drivers across the world. Drivers in Singapore were not slow to realise the potential benefits of an electronic co-driver guiding them to their destination. A wide variety of navigation devices are now available including applications for smart phones. Navigation is only part […]

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Singapore: GEWI powers traffic info for Nokia, Garmin and others

In Singapore, a wide variety of navigation devices are now available including applications for smart phones such as Nokia’s OVI Maps. To support these systems with real-time traffic, GEWI Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of German company GEWI Europe GmbH & Co. KG, comes to the rescue providing real time traffic information directly to navigation devices […]

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GEWI Powers Reliable Navigation Services in Singapore

In Singapore, GEWI Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of German company GEWI Europe GmbH & Co. KG, provides real time traffic information directly to navigation devices and smart phones using data broadcasting over mobile internet and Fm radio channels. GEWI uses RDS-TMC (Radio Data Service Traffic Message Channel) to broadcast a constant stream of information which is received by the navigation device allowing the system to offer alternative routes based on the current traffic situation.

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GEWI Traffic Technologies Tour – North America

GEWI would like to thank everyone involved in hosting and attending our first ever North American Traffic Technologies Tour. Topics included technologies that are used around the world for location referencing and harmonization, data exchange between systems, next generation of real-time data for traffic navigation, and data exchange for connected vehicles/infrastructure projects. We had many requests from locations and attendees we were unable to honor, so please look for a follow-up webinar to be held in January 2011. If you’d like to receive notification of this event, register for the GEWI newsletter at

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GEWI Global Business & Product Workshop

GEWI’s 2010 global business and product workshop was held in September in Germany on the shores of Lake Tegernsee, about an hour south of Munich in Bavaria.

Teams from Product Development, Customer Projects and Sales and Marketing engaged in a week of intense review of product requirements, features, and process improvements.

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GEWI Exhibited at ITS World Congress in Busan, Korea

Visitors to ITS World Congress in Busan Korea had an opportunity to view the latest developments in TIC3, the world’s most popular platform for the management of traffic data.

GEWI’s David Marsh presented a paper on the TPEG traffic data protocol during the exhibition.

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Alpine Electronics Selects TIC NavTest

GEWI is pleased to announce that Alpine Electronics is the latest device manufacturer to use TIC NavTest for navigation testing,

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., is the industry-leading manufacturer of high performance mobile electronics.

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Customer Requests Generate New TIC Features

One of the ongoing benefits to GEWI clients is the continual improvement of the TIC product.

Every week, GEWI engineers release a new developmental version of the TIC3 software which includes new features. These releases are tested and then issued as new production versions about 4 times per year.

The items included in each of these releases are a summary of new features or enhancements that have been requested by TIC clients worldwide. These new features are available at no additional cost to licensed TIC clients beyond the standard support and maintenaince.

A few new features include: the ability to assign confidence levels to various types of data, deeper map zoom levels (useful for the user to recognize the traffic situation on special locations where many roads are within a small area), tile re-sizing and enhanced caching of network tiles to improve performance, and new labels for highway junctions.

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TIC for location reference harmonization

GEWI has devised a unique solution to the challenge of harmonizing location references between systems and data sets. With this solution, multiple location references can be harmonized.

Objects in TIC3 can be referenced by the most popular location referencing methods such as geographical position (lat, long), TMC location, distance marker, AGORA-C and OpenLR. TIC3 locations are used for the internal representation of each location to provide harmonization between the other location referencing methods.

This means, regardless of which location referencing system is used, TIC3 is able to cross reference this data. Each referencing method will be referenced to a TIC3 Location and back to each referencing method. This makes it possible to now cross reference between any one or more referencing methods.

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