Posts by Jim

The Data Exchange Issue

With the proliferation of data sources in both the public and private sectors, the collection, harmonization and exchange of this data is becoming an increasingly complex challenge.

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GEWI and Elektrobit to Conduct Automated Driving Demo at ITS World Congress

GEWI and Elektrobit will be demonstrating this ‘first’ interfacing of real-time traffic data created by GEWI’s TIC for Work Zone, at ITS World Congress.

The demo shows that AD relevant traffic event messages can be processed using ADASIS, an open standard being developed to integrate dynamic map data and in-vehicle ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).​

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The Automated Driving Issue

TIC Connects Automated Driving (AD) is a topic of high interest at conferences worldwide due to the potential benefits AD provides in mobility and safety. But, to realize these benefits, many technical challenges remain. One major challenge is the safe operation of AD vehicles through Work Zones. GEWI has been involved in Smart Work Zone […]

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The Customer Issue

Since being founded in 1992, GEWI has paid very close attention to feedback provided by our Customers. Read about two long-time Customers who have recently extended an agreement and updated to TIC3 Software to take advantage of the many new Product Features introduced since TIC2.

Most of the current TIC Product Features can be traced back to a Customer request, market research, or an opportunity identified at one of the many conferences GEWI attends annually.

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Meet GEWI at TAC-ITS Canada Combined Conference

The latest TIC Software features will be on display in Halifax, Canada 22-25 September at ITS Canada/TAC-ITS combined conference, the largest conference of its kind in Canada.​

GEWI’s Jim O’Neill will be presenting on how Smart Work Zones increase safety and reduce traffic impact. The presentation is based on a very successful Smart Work Zone deployment in Germany​.

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Automobile Club of Luxembourg (ACL) Upgrades to TIC3

The Automobile Club of Luxembourg (ACL) has been a GEWI customer since 2005, using the TIC Software to manage traffic information for their automobile club. TIC enables ACL to enter traffic incidents and road work for distribution to several Radio Stations in Luxemburg as well as other vendors, their website and RSS feeds.

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Gewi and iCone highlight workzone safety

Until recently, most information provided to the public about work zones included only planned activities. But today, as Gewi and iCone will demonstrate, with the advent of devices to measure precise location, speed, lane closure advice and workers present, more real-time information is available for navigation devices, VMS signs, broadcasters, apps and other systems. By providing drivers in-vehicle notifications in advance of entering a workzone, safety for motorists and workers is increased.

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The ITS America / Work Zone Data as a Service Issue

In 2011, GEWI and BMW provided a conceptual demonstration of Smart Work Zones at ITS World Congress in Orlando, Florida. In 2018, GEWI was involved in the first deployment for productive use. Today, it is available as an affordable off-the-shelf technology and will be demonstrated at ITS America in Washington, D.C. 04-07 June. Concurrent with ITS America, GEWI will be exhibiting this same solution to conference attendees at ITS Europe in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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GEWI Announces WZDaaS for USDOT Work Zone Data Initiative

The USDOT Work Zone Data Initiative (WZDI) has established a data format to enable the exchange of Work Zone data in a standard protocol to provide many benefits for Work Zone safety and planning, avoiding conflicts with other agencies and jurisdictions. To make the adoption of this format easy, GEWI has announced a new hosted Work Zone Data as a Service (WZDaaS) solution which allows agencies to use their existing systems, and be compliant with the new standard.

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Police, Radio, Roads and Cities attend GEWI User Group Workshop

​User Groups have been an important element in GEWI’s Product Development process for the TIC Software product. Since the first version was released in 1997, TIC has evolved to be used by many different types of organizations. Until now, user groups had been held according to customer type, but for this most recent workshop GEWI invited 33 customers from 27 organizations representing four different customer types.

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