TIC for RDS-TMC Navigation Tests

Save time and improve quality with accurate traffic information tests.

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Solution for navigation developers
Live traffic information is distribute to navigation systems using RDS-TMC. Many different traffic information services providers create, collect, and merge data for different countries worldwide.

Car and navigation manufacturers must test their navigation systems to ensure their systems and devices will work consistently at different locations with different data from traffic information service providers and in order to avoid creating a new systems and devices for each market.

Tests can be done in controlled test environments, for example by broadcasting traffic data samples provided by traffic information service providers and comparing messages received in navigation systems.

Reach navigation systems
TIC creates accurate and precise data which is fully compatible with popular navigation systems by supporting international standards.

Standards include event and location coding such as TMC and openLR dynamic location referencing, and distribution by RDS-TMC (FM), connected TPEG binary (HTTP), broadcast TPEG binary (DAB), and tpegML exchanged between systems.

TIC uses precise digital map data which can be updated multiple times each year to match real world on the ground changes.

Intuitive and fast data entry
TIC operators are provided with a consistent and intuitive user interface to quickly create, update, check, and improve information, regardless of the data type, helping to shorten the time to learn and to reduce data entry errors.

TIC operators can easily understand data by viewing information in one or more windows types such as lists and charts, and geographically using intuitive maps with selectable layers.

Work productively with proven solution
TIC is a proven solution used by hundreds of operators worldwide for rapid data entry while supporting information accuracy and quality.

TIC can save operator time and workload with predefined templates, auto-complete data entry, and reminding of next steps, tasks, and activities, and reusing data to avoid data re-entry.

Work everywhere
TIC can be conveniently used everywhere, such as operations center computers, at remote locations using an internet browser, and even while mobile on the road.​

Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) product
TIC is a COTS product which provides higher reliability at lower total cost and risk over several years when compared to build-your-own solutions or clones (one-time copies of other systems).

A TIC system is implemented simply by configuring the TIC product to meet a customer's requirements.

Reduce data entry
TIC saves operators time and effort by ​reusing data already stored on the system.

For example, names of selected roads and other location details are automatically reused.

Reduce test time and costs
TIC can be used in a lab or office environment, saving time and money by reducing on-site drive tests and travel costs.

Check navigation system traffic service compatibility
TIC can be used to test navigation system compatibility with traffic services in different areas, even to check data compatibility from the same traffic information provider.

Accurate data entry
TIC operators can be prompted to review the data they entered by TIC checking data accuracy, such as missing information, acceptable values, and data formats.

Supports navigation standards
TIC supports navigation system information standards used worldwide by automotive manufacturers to help reduce costs and risks.

Easily share and exchange information
Data can be shared and exchanged with other systems, for example using the documented TIC XML format, or converted for use with other standard and custom formats.

Verify information
TIC can be easily used to verify and confirm information, by operators who are automatically presented with related local information, such as local camera images and other activities, and by system monitoring processes which can automatically detect conflicts in the same location or at the same time.

Solutions for real customer needs
GEWI solutions are based on customer requests received worldwide across a wide variety of organizations.

Each request is analyzed and processed, and could lead to a change in the TIC product, system configuration, services provided, or sales agreements.

Customers systems can include the standard TIC user feedback feature used to create accurate and detailed requests, for example automatic screenshots ready to be analyzed.

Import and reuse existing data
During system implementation, TIC can import existing data, helping to save time by reusing data and avoiding to manually re-create data.

Customers

  • Car and navigation manufacturers

Standard product features

Core product features