Siemens Mobility Intelligent Traffic Systems Opens Michigan Office

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:21 pm EDT

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AUSTIN, Texas

Siemens Mobility has opened a new Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) office in Michigan.  Located just outside of Detroit in Sterling Heights, this office will support the company’s growing ITS portfolio in the greater Michigan area and will directly deliver road transportation products and solutions, as well as a full complement of 3rd party ITS solutions and expert services, to customers throughout the state. Over the past few years, Michigan has become an important hub for Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems activities:  It has launched a Center of Excellence with Ann Arbor for adaptive traffic control, deployed connected vehicle technology at Michigan State University, and is a board member and partner with the American Center for Mobility.

“Our new space will not only provide room for future growth but allows us to service our key customers in close proximity and enhance our engagement with the automotive industry in Michigan,” stated Marcus Welz, president of Siemens Mobility Intelligent Traffic Systems in North America. “As both the road infrastructure and automotive industry makes a shift towards an autonomous and connected future, it is important that we grow in lockstep with them, supporting innovations with our connected vehicle technology and intermodal capabilities.”

This office and team of transportation experts will offer Michigan customers direct access to solutions such as Advanced Traffic Management Systems, Adaptive Traffic Control, traffic optimization and safety solutions, and local engineering expertise for deployment of Siemens most advanced features in SEPAC and TACTICS. These are highly advanced systems, utilizing leading algorithms and predictive analytics to improve the effectiveness of traffic control systems.  In addition, it will provide connected vehicle technology capabilities – offering Michigan an opportunity to expand beyond its 200 roadside units (RSUs) already in place, connecting vehicles or vulnerable road users to the traffic infrastructure and providing important information that helps ease congestion and enhance safety.

In Ann Arbor, Siemens Mobility and its mobile data analytics partner, StreetLight Data, have already incorporated real-time traffic movement data to measure signal timing optimization, resulting in proven, documented reduction of travel times by 10-20 percent.  

Siemens Mobility together with its affiliated companies Bytemark Inc. and HaCon will also offer Michigan customers Mobility-as-a-Service solutions that connect multimodal transportation into one easy-to-use platform. This means that passengers will be able to select options from public transportation, ride-sharing, bike-sharing and scooter-sharing in a manner that chooses the most efficient route for their commute with the ability for one-time selection and payment.

With digitalization, Siemens enables mobility operators to make cities, vehicles and infrastructure intelligent.  Siemens Mobility, Inc., is a leader in Connected Vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies, and is working with cities, including Tampa, FL , New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Anaheim, CA, Columbus, OH and Madison, WI, to design and deploy these types of intelligent systems. Siemens Mobility, Inc. is also a member of the USDOT-Affiliated Test Bed for Connected Vehicle technologies, a group pursuing wide-spread deployment of wireless communication systems between vehicles and road infrastructure. 

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Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.8 billion and had around 34,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/mobility