Simone Kohler and the easy to use smartcard
Intelligent traffic information and management systems are the key to reducing traffic jams and accidents. And, as Siemens points out, they can also cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 per cent. "By managing and monitoring networked traffic flows, our goal is to make mobility in cities significantly more efficient, and above all more environmentally friendly," said Sami Atiya, Head of the Mobility and Logistics Division of Siemens' new Infrastructure & Cities Sector.
But it isn’t just intelligent traffic solutions that Siemens Mobility and Logistics is showcasing here in Vienna. For instance, the company is highlighting its intermodal and integrated eTicketing system, an electronic ticket that is the key to networking different modes of transport. Siemens is demonstrating how easy it is to complete and pay for an individual journey using a smartcard on the basis of the service or line actually used, regardless of whether the traveller is taking the train, leasing a bike or paying to park their car.
Siemens is also highlighting its satellite-aided processes for truck toll systems, where the position of individual vehicles is determined with the aid of a global satellite navigation system. On-board units supply the necessary data for the collection of tolls. The unit itself determines whether a particular route is subject to tolls, calculates the tolls payable during the trip and transmits this information to the relevant data center via a cellular network.
Meanwhile, Siemens is also featuring developments in cooperative traffic signals, advanced parking, direct journey time measurement, train location technology and functions from the Sitraffic shared platform - Sitraffic Concert, Sitraffic Scala and Sitraffic Guide.