First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
German traffic software developer Gewi
will launch a Smart Work Zone Programme for North America which will be available worldwide as a commercial off-the-shelf solution for managing roadworks zones.
The products from iCone transmit a warning message generated by the work zone equipment, which can be an arrow trailer, crash truck or other device used for securing accident locations, mowing/ sweeping work or other activities along the road way.
Gewi’s TIC software collects the location and status of the fixed or moving work zone data. The technology then distributes information via radio data system/traffic message channel and transport protocol experts group to the car radios and navigation systems of road users on the corresponding roadway segment. The solution provides notifications of these activities to help increase driver awareness of upcoming work zones or other events on and along the roadway.
Hagen Geppert, Gewi founder, said: “Obtaining real-time information from work zones is a problem worldwide. Our TIC Software Product makes it possible to collect the many new types of real-time data from work zones and make it available to navigation devices, broadcasters, applications and any type of public or private system which requires the data”.
Global support for TIC is offered from Gewi offices in the USA, Europe and Asia.