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Siemens Mobility Limited Intelligent Traffic Systems


Latest News | November 2020

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Introduction

Welcome to our latest newsletter, which this month contains news of the launch of Sitraffic FUSION, the all-new adaptive control solution that we are developing with Transport for London. You'll also find details of new projects, new contracts and a brief look at how hosted solutions are helping traffic managers overcome the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

New adaptive traffic control solution announced at JCT Symposium

At the recent JCT symposium, alongside colleagues from TfL we announced the launch of Sitraffic FUSION, our all-new adaptive traffic control solution. Forming a key part of London's Real Time Optimiser (RTO) system, FUSION will provide a completely new way of managing roads across the city, revolutionising the SCOOT system that has been keeping London moving for over 30 years.

The system is set to enter live trials over the coming weeks, where it will control a number of 'living laboratory' sites at existing traffic intersections in London, enabling us to test increasingly complex functionality and verify its enhanced performance.

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JCT paper highlights our active travel design capabilities

Two of our design engineers presented a paper at the virtual JCT Symposium exploring innovations in cycle highway design, illustrating their talk with a scheme we have designed for Cardiff City Council.

We were retained by the Council to design an efficient and innovative solution that would keep vehicles and cycles moving safely on the carriageway. The paper highlighted the first of the cycle highways in the city and looked at the use of novel technology such as magnetometer detection, low level cycle signals, and overhead cycle detection.
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Remodelling junction 19 of the M5

We have been awarded the signalling contract for Highways England's multi-million-pound M5 Junction 19 improvement Programme, which covers the southbound exit slip road of the motorway's busy Portishead / Royal Portbury Dock / Gordano services junction.

The congestion relief scheme will see the junction roundabout widened and a more efficient slip road layout created to help reduce queuing and congestion and improve traffic flows.

Working for main contractor Carnell, we will be supplying, installing and commissioning the traffic signal infrastructure as well as modifying the junction's east and west controllers.

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Hosted solutions help authorities through the lockdown

Hosted solutions bring many benefits compared to locally deployed systems, including enhanced security and availability - and of course accessibility. Their adoption has enabled many authorities to continue proactive management of their road network during the COVID-19 pandemic with their traffic management teams seamlessly adopting full- or part-time home working.

Because hosted systems can be accessed from anywhere, teams don't need to be together to operate securely, efficiently and effectively, even if they are all many miles apart. Our UTC-UX hosted system features direct secure-by-design internet access, with access possible through an internet browser from any web-enabled device.

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Signalling new retail development in Bridgwater

Siemens Mobility is to design, supply and install traffic signals for the site of a new Aldi store in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Working for main civils contractor JB Construction, we will be installing intelligent infrastructure for both traffic control and pedestrian crossings, creating a safer environment for pedestrians in particular. Work is scheduled to begin on site in the autumn.



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Air quality sensors installed for ADEPT programme

We have successfully installed the first ZephyrS air quality sensors for the ADEPT SMART places Live Labs programme, which provides the opportunity to innovate, test and introduce new applications for emerging smart technologies.

With poor air quality in towns and cities an ever-increasing problem, integrating our ZephyrS air quality sensor with other traffic data, can help authorities implement strategies based on reliable pollution data and air quality levels.

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