Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) Demo / Use Case

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Demonstration scenario

The demonstration consisted of a slide show and video with live images pre-recorded on the public road around Bordeaux as well as a live demonstration on a tablet device for which the corresponding application could be found in the Service Directory.

The RTTI app has been developed as Android application and published in the Service directory so that an end user can browse for it and install it on his end user device. The application uses the GPS of the user’s device in order to locate where the end user is. That location information is sent to the MOBiCENTRE via the MOBiAGENT and based on that location information the Communication Agent in the MOBiCENTRE forwards RTTI related information back to the RTTI application via the MOBiAGENT.

Based on the traffic information received from the Dutch and French road operators, an analysis of the information is made and a warning signal is sent to the Communication Agent in the MOBiCENTRE. Based on the geographical information in the message towards the Communication Agent, the Communication Agent decides whether to forward to message towards end user devices (more particularly the MOBiAGENT). The MOBiAGENT is used as a kind of broker for the MOBiNET platform.

The RTTI application is connected to the MOBiAGENT in order to receive the MOBiNET data. The RTTI app has been adjusted for the Bordeaux demo to receive the info from the French Ministry of Transport. That info is sent out in France and based on the driver’s current position and list of current traffic conditions. This traffic information is displayed in a list and is also shown on a map (see figure 4). The map and list also show different traffic events, e.g. Road Works Warnings, Traffic Jams, Road Accidents and more.

The video and live demonstration show the added value of MOBiNET. The RTTI Service provider is able to find data of the French Ministry of Transport in the Service Directory and integrated it in the RTTI application.
 


RTTI service - maps with traffic information on display

RTTI video

The video showed the added value of MOBiNET. The RTTI provider found data of the French Ministry of Transport in the Service Directory and integrated it in the RTTI application.

The video explains that the RTTI service was developed in Helmond. The RTTI service provides warnings for road events and is offered to VMS and cellular phones. The RTTI service was adapted for the ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux.

RTTI is a MOBiNET service for Real-Time Traffic Information. RTTI provides warnings for road works, accidents, weather, road conditions and congestion. A Birdseye view shows all relevant incident in the user’s vicinity.

The video then continues with footage of real deployment on the Bordeaux ring roads, receiving road events from TIPI (the French Ministry of Transport TCC), using the DATEX2 standard, and in cooperation with Geoloc Systems.


Footage from RTTI video

Added value MOBiNET platform

The showcase illustrated how easy it is to find additional data and for the RTTI service to become EU-wide available.

MOBiNET allows access to multiple data sources and other people to find the RTTI service. Raw data from the Dutch and French authorities were used, an analysis was made on the data and the data were published in the Service Directory so that others could find this service.

MOBiNET and MOBIAGENT provide a seamless integration between G5 connectivity and cellular connectivity. G5 is mostly available locally (cities) while cellular connection is very broad. With MOBiNET platform and MOBiAGENT, data could be published in the Communication Agent and the Communication Agent then took care of sending the data to the different MOBiAGENTS disregarding whether connection happens via G5 or via cellular (the MOBiNET platform takes care of this).

Validation

The audience asked why this RTTI service was developed because other companies provide this kind of service. For the first version of RTTI; the demo showed what could be done with the MOBiNET Platform. In a second version, a shockwave demping functionality will be integrated. This will retrieve position and speed information from individual cars and provide them with an individual advice on their speed. This will smoothen the traffic.

Besides integrated shockwave demping, next versions will potentially include other features. The advantages of the MOBiNET platform is that via the Service Directory you can easily find other types of information that you can integrate into your service (European-wide indexing service).