Wrong-way drivers are a dangerous issue for agencies worldwide and in this newsletter you can learn more about the GEWI commercial off-the-shelf solution to this problem. Also news about HERE's addition of the TIC Camera feature and the launch of the new GEWI website.

The upcoming ITS World Congress in Melbourne is the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and GEWI's 20th World Congress. Representatives from Germany, the UK and North America will be on hand at GEWI's stand in the exhibit hall and Danny Woolard will be speaking on a session entitled "Traveller Information - Meeting Increasing Customer expectations". 

Frank Zappe was one of the GEWI developers instrumental in the relaunch of and he is profiled in this edition along with Thomas Öhmichen, the latest addition to the GEWI Product Development team.

Should you have any questions about anything in this newsletter, to discuss your requirements, or schedule a product demonstration at ITS World Congress, please contact us at

GEWI's Danny Woolard to Speak in Traveller Information Session 
Today's drivers have more sophisticated navigation options available than ever before and as a result their expectation of information quality is also increasing. Such expectations will be addressed at the ITS World Congress under the topic of Smart Cities and New Urban Mobility in a session entitled "Traveller Information - Meeting Increasing Customer Expectations".
GEWI's Danny Woolard will join representatives from Transport from New South Wales, the New Zealand Transport Agency, Queensland Department of Transport and Waze in a discussion to be held Friday 14 October at 8:30 in the morning.  
The session will explore some of the customer research that has been undertaken and how these agencies are meeting expectations. The session will explore how traffic and travel information services are using emerging technologies to harmonize multiple data sets from a wide range of sources to help meet customer expectations.
In addition to lending GEWI's experience spanning over 24 years in traffic and traveler information, the latest generation of TIC Software will be on display at the GEWI stand #2913 in the exhibit hall.
GEWI representatives from Germany, North America and the UK will be available to demonstrate the latest TIC Software solutions including TIC for Work Zones, TIC for Road Incident Management, TIC for ITS Asset Management and more.
To reserve a time for a TIC product demonstration contact and for more information about all the TIC Solutions visit

COTS Wrong-Way Driver Solution Announced 
Every year, thousands of lives are lost globally due to wrong-way or "ghost" drivers, who inadvertently enter a highway or tollway or one-way road driving in the wrong direction. 

While technology is available to detect wrong-way drivers, the technologies are often not implemented due to cost or the complexity to integrate into current systems.  Or, if implemented, they may only detect, but not quickly notify agencies and warn affected travelers.

By connecting two commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions from GEWI and TrafficVision, public agencies can have access to a powerful real-time tool to enable wrong-way driver detection, notification, and response using an agency's existing systems and technology.

GEWI's TIC Software has been used worldwide since 1997 for a wide range of public and private traffic information projects. 

TIC can collect existing public traffic camera video images which are also processed by TrafficVision video analytic software to generate alerts when an abnormal condition occurs. TrafficVision alerts can be collected by TIC, and using the TIC Project feature, a response project is automatically created based on the location and direction of the wrong-way driver alert.

The TIC Project feature automatically creates notifications and response steps based on the specific response plan defined by the responsible agency, and TIC then maintains a record of all completed steps, including those performed automatically by software configuration. 

GEWI's wrong-way driver solution is available as a configurable TIC system, which is more cost effective than expensive custom development. TIC can also  be implemented more quickly and at a lower cost than custom-built solutions while providing full functionality and many advanced features which can be tailored to specific customer requirements. 

For more information about this COTS solution for wrong-way drivers, contact

HERE Traffic Service to Utilize GEWI's New Camera Feature 
GEWI announced today that HERE, a location cloud company, recently added GEWI's new Traffic Information Center (TIC) Camera feature to their TIC system, which HERE uses to create and update real-time traffic information in markets around the world.

HERE now has the ability to collect Vizzion Traffic Camera images directly into TIC, helping HERE traffic editors visualize incidents and delays when creating accurate traffic information. HERE editors can view the camera images directly within the TIC Relation window which automatically selects and shows related images from Vizzion cameras that are near a traffic incident location.

The TIC Relation window can also be used by GEWI customers to automatically select and display other related information such as work zones, weather, and traffic incidents, including those collected from other online systems, social media and DOT agencies.

"The TIC Camera feature is an innovative, streamlined software interface that provides HERE traffic editors a valuable new tool to quickly verify traffic incidents and road closures for customers around the globe," said Tony Belkin, Director of Traffic and Dynamic Content at HERE. "As a leading provider of comprehensive Traffic Services, HERE continually seeks ways to innovate and improve the quality and efficiency of our 24x7 traffic incident management center."

Vizzion aggregates the world's largest traffic camera network with over 40,000 cameras in 30 countries for customers in the fleet, broadcast, web/mobile, and automotive industries.  Traffic cameras verify traffic flow data, display weather and road surface conditions, and give the most insight into traffic incidents. Vizzion's traffic camera service on TIC allows HERE traffic editors to see the extent of an incident, incident type, and pinpoint exactly when lanes are cleared again.

GEWI to Exhibit Latest TIC Solutions at ITS World Congress 
The 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Australia will be GEWI's 20th ITS World Congress as an exhibitor. 

This year GEWI will be located in the European ITS Pavilion at stand #2913 with GEWI representatives from Germany, North America and the UK in attendance.

GEWI will be demonstrating the latest TIC Software solutions for both public and private sector traffic projects. 

Since TIC was first developed in 1997, the software has evolved to provide ten different COTS solutions.
All ten TIC Solutions are available for demonstration during the World Congress and three of these solutions will be featured in the Daily News:

Look for these TIC Solutions in your free copy of the Daily News.


If you'd like to schedule a time for a demonstration of the TIC Software, contact 

GEWI Launches New Website  
As GEWI approaches the company's 25th anniversary in 2017, a new website has been launched to better reflect the continual evolution of the TIC Software.

What today is known as TIC (originally for Traffic Info Centre, but now evolved into much more), was developed in its first generation as TMC Office when it was initially deployed in 1997.  Now in its fourth generation, TIC has evolved into a true commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) for many market solutions described on the new website:
The new website also has improved navigation features and new page layout which makes it easier to relate specific TIC product features to market solutions.

We invite you to check to see the latest improvements including the ability to submit customer feedback which is an important part of the GEWI product development process.

Thomas Öhmichen Joins GEWI Product Development Team
GEWI is pleased to welcome Thomas Öhmichen who recently joined the Product Development (PD) team as a software developer.
Thomas graduated from Hochschule Mittweida (University of Applied Sciences) in 2004 with a Diploma degree in computer sciences. Before joining GEWI, he worked at Pumacy Systems in Bernburg, Germany for 10 years. Pumacy produced software for knowledge and innovation management for the life sciences industry.
With over 11 years of experience in software development, Thomas specializes in web application development and usability engineering. His main areas of focus at GEWI will be ongoing development of the TIC web viewer product. He speaks German, Spanish and English and is an avid photographer, runner and hiker.

Video:  TIC Solutions Overview

New TIC Brochure and Leaflets for GEWI Market Solutions
GEWI has recently updated its videos, TIC brochure, and leaflets to help customers quickly and more thoroughly understand the market solutions which can be implemented using TIC.

The new leaflets feature the latest information and features for each market solution. Existing customers are encouraged to view and read the information because GEWI is constantly adding more features and functions in new innovative ways.

Click the link below to view and download the brochure and leaflets:
As a commercial off-the shelf (COTS) solution, TIC can be deployed and expanded much more quickly and cost effectively than custom build-your-own solutions while offering the most advanced features and functionality.

To schedule a demonstration, or for more information contact a GEWI representative in your region. 

Product Videos on GEWI Website
GEWI's web site includes videos for many of the TIC Solutions using TIC product features. These videos make it easy for website visitors to self-demonstrate the TIC system and to view how specific product features can be used for a variety of public and private sector markets. 

More videos are being produced to provide an introduction to other TIC product features, so check occasionally to view the new videos.   

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Sep/Oct 2016 

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Frank Zappe
Frank Zappe
Business Management Support
Frank joined GEWI in 2009 and provides Business Management Support as part of GEWI's IT Team. Frank was also key to the recent launch of GEWI's new website at
Frank's interest in computers started at the age of 12 and lead him to technical studies at university, graduating as an IT Specialist in system integration in 2010.
His skills include Java and Linux, computer, server & network administration, virtualization methods, and administration of Microsoft products especially SharePoint and Exchange Server.
Frank is responsible for the day-to-day technical operations of GEWI's business systems and he supports a variety of environments including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X, Apple iPhone/iPad iOS, and Android.

Away from the office he enjoys geo-caching, playing guitar, reading Sci-Fi novels and is an avid rock climber.