Posts in category GEWI Newsletters

The Location Issue

​In real estate, it’s said that the three most important considerations are: location, location, location. With traffic services, this is true as well. In this edition we’ll review the challenges presented by the many methods of location referencing and how TIC software presents a solution that is used for many traffic related projects around the world.

While we’re on the topic of location referencing, we’ll profile Jürgen Terpe, GEWI’s resident expert in map and network data that is central to precise location referencing and harmonization.

GEWI is selectively expanding our global network of authorized partners. Read about Toronto based Era2, a new GEWI partner who will be using TIC for processing traffic data as they design transportation solutions for the Canadian Public Sector market.

As GEWI celebrates our 20th anniversary, we also celebrate our many long term employees whose expertise has contributed to making TIC the most widely used traffic software worldwide. Recently, TISA awarded David Marsh with their highest honor, a TISA fellowship, in consideration for his extensive contributions to the traffic and travel information industry.

GEWI is also busy with conference events, just returning from exhibiting at ITS America and preparing to exhibit at ITS Canada June 10-13th in Quebec City.

For a self-demonstration of TIC product features, we invite you to view the TIC Product Videos which have recently been updated at www.gewi.com. To discuss your requirements, please contact us at info@gewi.com.

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The Quality Issue

​GEWI is pleased to have again passed the audit for ISO quality standards certification. This marks 15 consecutive years that GEWI has been ISO certified. This year GEWI was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification. With the topic of quality at the top of our minds, we felt that quality would be an excellent theme for this GEWI newsletter.

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Global, Portable, ITS Solutions

Few companies have provided Intelligent Transportation Solutions longer than GEWI. Founded in 1992, GEWI is entering its 20th year in business and 2012 is the 15th year of the TIC product, now in its 4th generation. GEWI has a history of stability not just in the TIC product, but also in the GEWI business, resources and GEWI customers.

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TIC for Traffic News

As 2011 draws to a close, GEWI prepares to attend Gulf Traffic in Dubai and looks ahead to 2012, our 20th year of producing hardware and software for the processing of traffic data.

Global project requirements since 1997 have been built into the TIC product as features for our broad customer base which will be the featured market in this edition.

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ITS World Congress

The world is getting more connected and GEWI’s new message “TIC CONNECTS” reflects the many ways in which TIC can be used to connect systems, vehicles and travelers. Visitors to ITS World Congress in Orlando, Florida will have an opportunity to experience firsthand the many ways TIC CONNECTS.

During World Congress, from 16-20 October, GEWI will be busy with two exhibition stands. GEWI will exhibit in the main hall at stand #1449, and in an outdoor exhibit in the Mobility Village of the Technology Showcase with BMW demonstrating advanced Local Hazard Warnings (LHW). GEWI’s Worldwide Director of Customer Projects, Matthias Defee will also be speaking in two sessions about advanced traffic technologies including the LHW demonstration and hazardous materials (Haz-Mat) incident tracking and notification.

At the show, GEWI will also be demonstrating a new tool for mobile traffic data entry – TIC for the iPad. Read more details in this edition along with a profile of Matthias Kroll, the GEWI developer responsible for the iPad application.

We hope to see you in Orlando, but should you be unable to attend, look for GEWI news about the conference on our new web site at www.gewi.com.

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Weather

In this edition, we’ll take a look at the new weather capabilities of TIC, the new “Relation” product feature which can be used with weather, and many other data types. We will also profile GEWI’s Director of Product Development Rainer Klockmann who lead the development of these features.

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Connected vehicles and safety

In this issue, a look at something of global concern: Road Safety. Read an article about GEWI’s Connected Vehicle project which will will allow vehicles to warn other vehicles about upcoming hazards.

The safety benefits of TIC3’s new camera features are also featured as well as a profile of GEWI engineer Denis Troian who was involved in the development of those features. And we’ll look at a busy conference season including ITS Canada, ITS Europe, the TRB Performance Measures meetings in California, and GEWI Customer Projects team in Germany.

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Build vs Buy

“Build versus Buy” is a decision faced by every company. This is the same decision made more than 10 years ago by the German state police which became the beginnings of what today has evolved into the TIC3 product.

Thew new iQios traffic service in Indonesia powered by GEWI is also feature as well as a profile of GEWI entineer Thomas Rothe and his work on an exciting new method of location referencing which is being used in navigation devices: AGORA-C.​

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TIC for Parking

In this edition we’ll examine why GEWI’s TIC product becomes a smarter decision during challenging economic climates due to the flexible licensing model. There is also a look at how TIC3 is being used to manage parking data, generate test incident data, and for RDS-TMC broadcasting by M3 Asia.

And, a look at GEWI’s first webinar, hosted by ITS America, which provided an overview of the Traffic Technologies Tour held in November 2010 across the US and Canada.

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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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