Support to citizens’ mobility operators for informed decisions and timely communication to the citizen.

The Duel Traffic Information Management Platform is the solution for managing traffic data coming from floating car data, sensors and traditional sources. It acquires, processes and distributes traffic data and information in multichannel and multimodal mode. The platform is based on Datex II standards, and employs conversion methods to maintain compatibility with legacy systems.

Key features:

    • Data acquisition: data acquisition traffic data from the main providers on the market (TomTom, HERE, RDS/TMC), data acquisition from sensors and systems installed on the territory, and manual input by operators of other information (accidents, construction sites, events). The data are stored in the database in native format.

 

    • Information processing and management: generates summary information and provides decision support data. The processing involves the selection and grouping of events from different sources, with anomalies or duplicates detection and their automatic or manual resolution.

 

    • Publication of information with applications to citizens and applications and services to communication operators for automatic distribution according to the audience profile and dynamically updated in real time or according to the needs of the operator’s schedule.

 

For the publication of information, the platform features adapters, protocol converters and software modules to automatically acquire and distribute information to travelers and on different communication channels (mobile phones, TV channels, digital terrestrial and satellite television, teletext, internet) adapting the formats (text, audio, video) to the mediums by which the information is received or transmitted.

• Native format for dates and events

The platform receives and stores the information in their native format, in order to avoid any information loss resulting from the conversion.

• Rule-based

All data processing is rule-based, so they can be easily adapted to the customer’s needs.

• Multi-tenancy

It can be used for multiple services. For instance, one national TIC can provide the platform to several regional TICs and ensure that operators and services can only access the data for which they are responsible.

• Scenario visualization

The visualization functions are based on a map of the territory and a database containing both static (routes, location of plants and infrastructures, etc.) and dynamic information (real-time traffic data, location of LPT vehicles, accidents localization, construction sites).

• Anomaly Detection & Anomaly Resolution

In the event that the same traffic event is reported by various city authorities, the platform automatically recognizes any similarities, merges similar events and reports any discrepancies to operators.

It consists in converting the information into a different standard from the original one. A typical scenario is the data publication via FM radio, for which the data must be provided in RDS-TMC standard, or on digital radio, which instead needs the DAP-TPEG standard.

• Multi-channel and multimedia mobility alerts

Adapters, protocol converters and software modules to automatically acquire and distribute information on different communication channels.

• Automatic generation of events and alarms

The feature allows for automatic creation of congestion events from raw data provided by sensors or floating car data. In response to abnormal traffic conditions, the system generates alerts that signal to user-operators out of the ordinary situations, allowing them to carefully monitor the evolution of the situation.

Compatibility with the exchange of traffic data between individual authorities, regions and the CCISS as required by the ITS Directive. Traffic data exchange protocols according to European standards (DATEX II, TMC)