Vienna 26 October 2012

TISA and the GENIVI Alliance represented respectively by Thomas Kusche (TISA President) and Ton H. Steenman (Vice President a Founding Charter member of the GENIVI® Alliance) have established a Liaison Agreement between the two organisations during the ITS World Congress in Vienna.

This agreement sets the framework for an exchange of TISA Specifications between the two communities with the aim of harmonising protocols in the areas of common interest. More specifically it is intended that GENIVI will re-use and implement in its Interfaces the codes already defined in the Tables of the TPEG Specifications (standardised in the ISO/TS 21219 series) for all applications related to Traffic Information.

This agreement which involves the exchange of working documents at an early development stage was made possible jointly by Members of TISA and of the GENIVI Alliance who initially identified the need to join forces. Thomas Kusche commented: “This Liaison Agreement is an important milestone for the TISA community and for TPEG technology. It will facilitate the development of harmonised standards and most importantly the delivery of coherent Traffic Information to the end-user. It confirms that the Automotive Industry regards TPEG by as a well-established worldwide standard”.

For further information contact Amaury Cornelis TISA Coordinator.

About TISA (Traveller Information Services Association)

TISA is a market-driven membership association with worldwide scope established as a not-for-profit company focussed on proactive implementation of traffic and travel information services and products based on existing standards including primarily RDS-TMC and TPEG technologies. TISA Membership consists of Public and Private organisations along the whole value-chain of Traffic and Traveller Information Services.


GENIVI® is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform. The alliance aims to align requirements deliver reference implementations offer certification programs and foster a vibrant open-source IVI community.

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Original Publication Date: Wed 31 Oct 2012