Siemens Mobility resumes expanding in the USA. Most recently, it has established a new intelligent transportation systems office in the state of Michigan. The aim is to provide support for the customers and partners there.
What’s more, the new office is located in Sterling Heights, just outside Detroit. It will assist Siemens’ ever-growing ITS portfolio. Aside from that, it will distribute road transportation products, together with their solutions. Its goal is to reach customers all over the state and give third-party ITS solutions and skilled services. In a span of only few years, Michigan has turned into a vital center for Siemens ITS activities.
So the company opened a Center of Excellence with Ann Arbor. This is aimed at adaptive traffic control. Moreover, it launched connected vehicle technology, which is available at Michigan State University. In addition, Siemens is now a partner and member of the American Center for Mobility.
The Company’s Aim
The newly established office, together with its experts, will directly provide solutions to customers. Some of them are linked with adaptive traffic control, traffic optimization and safety systems, advanced traffic management systems, and local engineering expertise for deployment of Siemens’ SEPAC and TACTICS software systems. And both programs make use of fully developed predictive analytics and algorithms which are there to boost the traffic control systems’ efficiency.
Furthermore, the company is set to offer CV technologies. Bearing this in mind, Michigan will have a chance to expand its 200 roadside units. In turn, the state will be able to connect roads and vehicles to the traffic infrastructure. Additionally, it will gather relevant information that might improve safety and reduce congestion.
As for Ann Arbor, StreetLight Data and Siemens have been successful in integrating data that would monitor traffic movement and measure signal timing optimization. Their goal is to decrease travel times by at least 10% or 20%. Additionally, Siemens is working closely with HaCon and Bytemark Inc.
Together, they want to provide Mobility-as-a-Service solutions. These would create one platform by joining multimodal transportations. This platform would make it possible for passengers to opt for their preferred option. Among the available methods of transportation are ride-sharing, scooter-sharing, bike-sharing, and public transportation. Also, they would pick the best route and then make a payment by using the app.
At the moment, Siemens is working closely with the USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program in New York City and Tampa. Apart from this, it is participating in the ITS and CV projects. These are carried out in a range of cities across the United States — Columbus, Las Vegas, Madison, Anaheim. But they did not stop here. To be specific, the company is a part of the USDOT-Affiliated Test Bed for Connected Vehicle Technologies. Their goal is to achieve a global spread of wireless communication systems which would connect roadside infrastructure and vehicles.
Marcus Welz, who is the president of Siemens Mobility’s ITS division, said that the new office would offer a chance for future growth. Moreover, it would help the company by making it possible for it to provide further assistance to its customers. Welz also stated that it was essential for the company to grow and support all kinds of innovations.