TISA President Jonathan Burr and EasyWay Chairman Ronald Adams signed on 8 June 2011 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the cooperation between EasyWay ESG5 and TISA to work on the interface between DATEX II and TPEG. The MoU allows close cooperation of experts who are developing data transitions between the two protocols with the aim of providing end-to-end value chain connectivity. The first deliverable will be a slim profile covering critical road safety messages by the end of the year.

The two teams have been working together with the contributing TISA-Members (Continental PTV IRT TDF Fraunhoffer First Amaryllo) and have been able to set up an end-to-end demonstration at the European ITS Congress held in Lyon. A typical road authority terminal is used to compile the messages in the DATEX II format which is used to inform variable message signs and to deliver content to the TPEG service provider. It includes the delivery of a small subset of road safety messages via several different channels: internet WiFi and digital radio which is on air in the Lyon city area. The demonstration is brought to life by the messages being rendered on advanced navigation systems hand held tablets and phones with TPEG apps.

The MoU was signed on the joint TISA and EasyWay stand at the European ITS Congress in the presence of TISA and EasyWay members.

TISA Executive Director Bev Marks said “The demonstration is a real first for end-to-end message connections between the road management systems and RTTI service systems.”
EasyWay Chairman Ronald Adams said “By taking this important step both EasyWay and TISA are convinced this will lead to better services for the European road user.”

For more information please contact: Amaury Cornelis.

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Original Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2011