GEWI adds emergency notification
ITS (UK) member GEWI, the transport software management company, has added a Disaster Warning Product feature which can collect warnings in the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) format.
CAP allows a warning message to be consistently disseminated simultaneously over a wide range of warning systems, increasing the warning effectiveness and simplifying the task of activating a warning for responsible officials.
GEWI says the CAP data structure is backward-compatible with existing alert formats as well with new technology such as the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), and supports the TISA TPEG application, Emergency Alert Warnings (EAW), which will be used to distribute the warnings and alerts.
The warning covers a range of detail including:
- Location of the disaster / emergency.
- Details about what occurred.
- Advice for area residents.
- What areas are affected.
- Who should be informed in the area.
- Who should evacuate (evacuation zone).
- Traffic restrictions in the area, closures, detours, etc.
- Level of urgency.
GEWI explains that its TIC software collects Disaster Warnings in CAP format from multiple sources and distribute in CAP format. When using TIC to create Disaster Warning information, coded information about the road restrictions caused by the disaster and can be distributed to feed navigation systems today, and used by automated vehicles in the future.