Service Platform for TIC
The Traffic Information Center (TIC ) service platform supports operators in monitoring and information services for the optimization and safety of citizens’ mobility on private and public transport.
The platform offers all necessary services for the management of traffic data from floating car data, sensors and traditional sources. It acquires, processes and distributes traffic data and information in multi-channel and multi-modal mode. The platform is based on Datex II standards and uses conversion methods, to maintain compatibility with legacy systems.
Key features of Platform for TIC
- Data acquisition – It takes place through the acquisition of traffic data from the major market providers (TomTom, HERE), the collection of data from the sensors of the systems installed on the territory and the acquisition of traffic and traditional events from other mobility operators, such as ACI, freeway concessionaires, Regional Centres. In addition, operators manually enter other information (road accidents, construction sites, events). The data are stored in the database in native format.
- Information processing and management – The Service Platform for TIC generates summary information and provides decision support data. The processing of information involves the selection and grouping of events from different sources, with the detection of anomalies or duplicates, and their automatic or manual resolution.
- Publication of information – It is carried out through a multi-channel and multimedia distribution of data and information both directly to citizens and mediated by the various communication operators. The distribution is automatic, produced according to the audience profile, updated in real time or according to the needs of the operator’s schedule.
For the publication of information, the platform has adapters, protocol converters and software modules. These make it possible to automatically acquire and distribute information to travelers on different channels for multi-channel communication (mobile phone, television channels, digital satellite and terrestrial, teletext, internet), and multimedia by adapting the formats (text, audio, video) to the means by which the information is received or transmitted.
Features of Service Platform for TIC
The native format for dates and events
The native format for dates and events The platform receives and stores the information in their native format to avoid any information loss resulting from the conversion.
Rule-based data processing
All data processing is rule-based so that they can be easily adapted to the customer’s needs.
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.
The visualization functions are based on a map of the territoryand 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
If various city authorities report the same traffic event, the platform automatically recognizes any similarities, merges similar circumstances, and reports any operators’ discrepancies.
It consists of converting the information into a different standard from the original one. A typical scenario is the data publication via FM radio. The data must be provided in RDS-TMC standard or 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 the 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 monitor the case’s evolution carefully.
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).