ITS World Congress in Detroit is just a few weeks away and GEWI will be well represented with staff from North America, Germany and the U.K. in attendance. In addition to the GEWI stand in the exhibit hall, GEWI and BMW will be exhibiting in the Technology Showcase area giving visitors an opportunity to take a demonstration ride and experience the VMS2Dash connected vehicle demonstration. GEWI will also be presenting at World Congress in a session on TPEG Traffic Services Worldwide.
By the end of the year, TIC will be adding Incident Management features to the already robust ATIS features, and ITS World Congress visitors can get a preview of how this product feature can be used to manage road incidents. Rainer Klockmann, GEWI’s Director of Product Development, leads the development efforts for the new features and is profiled in this issue.
New TIC features were discussed at a workshop GEWI recently held for several German Police state representatives. Read more about the workshop and Grilling with GEWI below.
Should you have any questions about anything in this newsletter, to discuss your requirements, or for a product demonstration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEWI and BMW to Demonstrate VMS2Dash at World Congress
At ITS World Congress in Detroit, GEWI and BMW will be presenting a connected vehicle demonstration called VMS2Dash. The ride along demonstration can be found at the ITS Technology Showcase.
Attendees will be able to see information from VMS signs displayed directly on the BMW navigation system as drivers approach the signs.
This technology solves the problem of drivers missing important traffic messages displayed on VMS signs due to obstructions or inability to view because of traffic conditions.
To register for a demonstration ride, visit the GEWI booth #2805, or stop by the GEWI/BMW tent in the demonstration area.
TIC for Road Incident Management
The issue of effective incident management is shared by transportation agencies worldwide. Whether the incident is on a roadway, or involves infrastructure such as a VMS sign, camera, road weather station, or other transportation asset, the ability to manage and expedite resolution of the incident is of extreme importance. Of equal importance to managing the incident is the requirement to keep all stakeholders including the media and driving public informed.
All of these requirements will be addressed by the new Incident Management features of TIC3 which will be available for preview at the upcoming ITS World Congress in Detroit. Each step of the process has been carefully modeled to provide agencies the ability to manage the 5 step process to detect, verify, respond, inform, and clear incidents.
Flexibility has been built into the feature to allow each agency to create customized response plans for each type of incident response. Workload can be distributed to teams, and each step assigned can be monitored throughout the process. The entire incident management process including receiving and placing telephone calls and creating and distributing traveler information can be managed from within the TIC software product.
The first version of TIC for Road Incident Management will be available at the end of 2014 and is scheduled for use by a GEWI customer in Q1 of 2015.
ATIS/ATMS Convergence Topic of 2015 Transportation Technology Tour
“The convergence of traffic information and incident management is a trend we have observed worldwide” commented GEWI’s founder Hagen Geppert. “In early 2015 GEWI will hold another Transportation Technology Tour in North America. This tour will serve as an information exchange about the convergence issue, to share our global traffic technology experience, and to gather additional requirements about this market”.
Agencies who would like to submit a request to be included on the 2015 Transportation Technologies Tour, or would like to schedule a preview appointment at ITS World Congress in Detroit can contact Jim O’Neill at email@example.com
GEWI to Exhibit at ITS World Congress and Present on TPEG
Attendees to ITS World Congress will have an opportunity to preview TIC’s new Incident Management features at the GEWI booth #2805 in the exhibit hall.
GEWI North America’s CEO Jim O’Neill will be presenting a paper in the session “TPEG Traffic Services Worldwide” at 8:30am on September 10th.
Delegates include over 10,000 transportation professionals, engineers, planners, business leaders, innovators, elected officials and public agency representatives from the U.S. and around the world. These industry professionals will meet in Detroit to experience first-hand the latest implementations of ITS technology.
Also at the show is a fully operational and live Traffic Management Center, a Technology Showcase, an Inventors and Investors Program, and an exciting and robust program schedule.
If you would like to schedule a demonstration of the TIC software product during the exhibition, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
German Police Gather at GEWI for TIC3 Workshop
Part of the evolution of the TIC product is a continual information exchange between GEWI and the customer to collect new project requirements, and to receive feedback on new features of the TIC system. In July 2014, GEWI hosted customers from five of the German Federal Police agencies who have been using TIC3 since 2013. The event was to share their general experience of using TIC to provide a traffic and travel event information service.
During the workshop, new TIC features were demonstrated and information was exchanged about how TIC could be used to resolve institutional problems such as high turnover and operator training. As a result of this meeting, GEWI will provide a web based training system which can be shared by the various agencies to train their operators outside of a live environment. This will be beneficial for training new operators, or refreshing operator training for those who are only occasional users of TIC.
One new TIC feature which received many favorable comments was the “Edit TIC3 Location” feature where TIC is assisting the user with a new and better way to change the location.
Benefits include saving time when referencing traffic and travel events, especially when editing long routes for events such as demonstrations, marathons, and bicycle races. The feature is also very intuitive, needing nearly no training as it is designed to be self-learning, as easy as a smartphone application.
A preview of the new Incident Management feature was provided as well, and also met with much interest by the workshop attendees. Another workshop is already scheduled for January of 2015.
Cooking up Tasty New (Dinner) Features
There is a proverb from the 1600’s that says “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” and staying sharp is a priority at GEWI.
The first 6 months of 2014 started of as an extremely busy time for members of all of the GEWI business teams, so company founders Hagen Geppert and Karl Will decided it was time for a tasty reward.
In July, members of GEWI’s Business, Product Development, and Customer Projects teams took a field trip to the Genuss Academy in Leipzig, Germany to sharpen their technical cooking skills.
“There was only one rule for the evening” commented Hagen Geppert, “no business talk”. The private grilling and cooking experience proved to be an excellent way for the various GEWI teams to mix in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the office, and learn cooking methods from professional Chefs.
Small teams were formed to work side-by-side with the Master Chef and were able to ask everything they wanted to know about cooking and grilling. The end result was a 4 course meal cooked to perfection and an evening of great camaraderie between colleagues. The meal proved that teamwork pays off…and tastes great!
GEWI Video – TIC for Work Zones
Product Videos on GEWI Website
TIC Camera Feature
GEWI’s web site includes videos for several TIC product features. The 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.
Available videos include:
– Work Zone
– Traffic & Travel Events
– Mobile Traffic Data Entry
– Traffic News
More videos are being produced to provide an introduction to other TIC product features, so check www.gewi.com occasionally to view the new videos.
Download Latest TIC for Traffic Brochure
GEWI Brochure 2011 WCThe TIC3 product allows you to perform many transportation related tasks simply by configuration of this commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software.
Click here to download the TIC product brochure which describes how the same TIC3 product architecture can be flexibly configured and used for many different purposes including:
-Traffic & Travel Information Services
-Navigation System Testing
-Data Harmonization and Exchange
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.
For more information, visit www.gewi.com.
In this Issue
GEWI and BMW to Demo VMS2Dash
TIC for Incident Management
GEWI to Exhibit at ITS World Congress
German Police TIC3 Workshop
Grilling with GEWI
GEWI Video – TIC for Work Zones
TIC Product Videos
Download TIC Brochure
GEWI Profile – Rainer Klockmann
TIC for iPad download in Apple App store
TIC for iPad Video
ITS World Congress
GEWI on LinkedIn
GEWI on Facebook
GEWI on FOX TV
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Rainer joined GEWI nearly 10 years ago as a student apprentice. He began working full-time with GEWI in 2006 after graduating with a computer science degree from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen, Germany.
Rainer’s early work at GEWI involved TIC TPEG and TIC Digital Radio for the TIC2 product generation. He was also involved in several EU research projects including the mobile.info project where he helped develop the TPEG standard.
When TIC3 development began, Rainer played a key role in the data store and data model.
Today, as Director of Product Development, his primary focus is on TIC3 design and leading the overall direction for the TIC3 product, including the new Incident Management features which will be available in TIC by the end of 2014.