Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

September 4, 2012 – GEWI’s 20th Anniversary

On September 4th, 1992 in Stassfurt, Germany, Hagen Geppert and Dr. Karl Will formed GEWI to create hardware and software to show traffic information on TV sets, for example at airports.  Sony and Grundig were two of GEWI’s early clients along with the Automobile Association (AA) in the UK for which GEWI created TMC Office, the predecessor of what today is TIC.  Ten years ago, TIC was used for the European Road Information Centre (ERIC) to create, collect, and exchange traffic data between 22 countries in 7 different languages. (The project continues today as ARC).   TIC is now in its fourth generation and GEWI has grown from the single office in Germany to now also include offices in the UK, Singapore and the United States. TIC is used for a variety of transportation related projects worldwide, and used by a wide range of public and private sector organizations.   We invite you to visit www.gewi.com to view GEWI’s products, read more GEWI history, meet some of GEWI’s people (including Holger Kuske, GEWI’s first employee and now in his 19th year with the company) or watch some of the TIC product videos which demonstrate how in over 125 projects worldwide, TIC CONNECTS Systems – Vehicles – Travelers.


1) Some Arizona Cities Still Snap Speeders on State Highways
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:


2) Shapes, Colors, Words and Symbols are Part of the Message of Signs Produced by Oklahoma DOT Central Sign Shop
Link to article in The Oklahoman:


3) Telematics or Not? The Pressure is On for Mid-Sized Carriers
Link to article on Property Casualty 360:

4) Telematics Get More Buy-In from UK Men than Women
Link to article in Canadian Underwriter:


5) Riders Can Track University of Minnesota Buses with New Technology
Link to article in the Star Tribune:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/X6TpR

6) Audience Measurement for Transit Advertising
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


7) Expanded Traffic Information in TPEG Demonstrated at IFA
Link to article in Radio World:


8) Apple, Atari, AT&T, and How Technology is Changing the Daily Drive
Link to GeekWire on KIRO-FM Radio:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director of Electronic Toll Collection – MTA Bridges and Tunnels – New York, New York

Upcoming Events
International Airport Expo – September 25-27 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History    
1917 **95th anniversary** Henry Ford II was born in Detroit.

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