For nearly 15 years, TIC has been used primarily for the creation, collection, harmonization and distribution of traffic data between a wide variety of systems and devices.
Today, TIC3’s new flexible architecture means that TIC can be used for many more types of data and for many more purposes in the future.
These new markets were the topic of an intensive workshop held in Heidelberg, Germany in March 2011, which included representatives from GEWI’s Business Management, Product Development, Customer Projects, Marketing, and Sales teams.
GEWI has designed the TIC3 product to be flexible in many ways. This includes:
- Flexible architecture.
- Flexible configuration.
- Flexible deployment.
- Flexible pricing models.
TIC’s flexibility allow for many creative solutions to be considered, including data types, volume, and other variables. As project requirements grow or change, TIC’s licensing can be modified and customers can often begin using the additional TIC features without the need to install any new software, simply by configuring the new additional licensed TIC features.
System testing is a critical part of any pre-deployment effort, and GEWI identified the need to be able to generate variable volumes and complexities of test data to ensure that systems and networks were properly configured to function efficiently under the most challenging operational conditions.
To solve this issue, GEWI’s product development team created a TIC Server Component Type called “Test Data” as part of the “Automatically Create” feature of TIC.
Parking is just one of the many information types easily handled by the TIC3 software, and in this edition, we’ll focus on just two projects where TIC will be used for processing parking data.
TIC processes the information reported by each facility including capacity, occupancy trend, opening times, price, passage height, passage width, security, special parking spaces and much more.
The parking information is then used by RDS-TMC or TPEG services to alert drivers about abnormal parking situations.
If you would like to learn more about how TIC can be used for your parking project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On January 28th, in association with ITS America, GEWI held a webinar which presented a summary of the discussion of topics from the Traffic Technologies Tour held in November.
Tour topics included data harmonization, location referencing, connected vehicles (V2I, I2V), data exchange between systems, and delivering real time data to the next generation of navigation devices.
M3Asia Distribution Pte. Ltd. (“M3Asia”), recently launched the latest Navigation Software for GPS Personal Navigation Device (PND) from Papago! – Reality 7, powered by GEWI’s TIC software product.
Reality 7 is the latest Navigation Software from Maction Technologies Inc. (Trademark owners of Papago!) and is a follow on from the very successful X6 which is the best-selling Navigation Software for PNDs in Taiwan.
Twelve years ago TIC was first installed by one of the sixteen German State Police for the purpose of creating traffic event information to keep the public informed.
Over a period of six years, under independent purchasing authority, one German State Police agency after another purchased TIC. Today, TIC is used by all German State Police.
GEWI places a high value on continuing education and professional development to ensure that both the TIC product and our clients benefit from the very latest available technologies.
As part of this effort, GEWI developers Alexander Fust and Sven Wiesenmuller attended Microsoft’s Advanced Developers Conference held in Bonn, Germany.
Work zone safety is a concern all over the world, and GEWI is working with BMW and VZH, the Traffic Control Center in Hessen (Germany) on a project to increase safety in mobile and stationary work zones.
The project is called DIANA2 which demonstrates the Local Hazard Warning (LHW) capabilities of TPEG.
Sports and other event organizers have many logistical challenges to deal with, including providing traffic and other information to the event attendees.
These challenges also faced the organizers of the Formula 1? Grand Prix held in November in Abu Dhabi.
For the second year in a row, TIC provided the Grand Prix event organizers with a solution to not only collect, manage and distribute traffic information for the event, but also to easily manage many other data types.