The European Commission has long seen Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as a tool to improve road safety and reduce road casualties.

Recently introduced, EC Directive 2010/40/EU aims to accelerate ITS coordinated deployment via ‘Data and procedures for the provision, where possible, of road safety-related minimum universal traffic information free of charge to road users.

GEWI has recently completed upgrades to the TIC Software which enables organisations to comply with this directive and distribute these safety related traffic messages through a variety of channels including, RDS-TMC, TPEG, broadcasters, and more.

The TIC Software will automatically alert Operators of a safety message such as adverse driving conditions, work zones, wrong-way drivers, and traffic and travel events. The event is automatically logged by the TIC system and then, based on configuration, simultaneously distributed to all channels.

A TIC system can be implemented to support operation of existing systems to allow users to be compliant with this EC ITS Directive, or used as a complete end-to-end solution, including encoding of the digital RDS-TMC and TPEG messages while simultaneously creating a broadcast ready script for Radio or TV broadcast.