Glenn Massarano of Siemens with the traffic management software
This morning Siemens is using the ITS World Congress for the launch of three important new additions to its portfolio of intelligent traffic systems that will power our cities today and in the future.
The company’s new additions to its portfolio being unveiled include the industry’s first centralised traffic management software, not just for large metropolitan areas but for cities of all sizes. Siemens Tactics smartGuard will allow cities to monitor, view and respond to changing traffic conditions from a central location in real-time.
The software is hosted on a cloud-based system making it easier to operate and most cost-effective. Real-time traffic updates from the system will allow operators to respond to conditions and change patterns in an instant, reducing congestion and increasing safety.
Also being launched is a new advanced traffic controller to meet the safety and efficiency needs of next-generation intersections. The Siemens M60 Advanced Traffic Controller (ATC) is the company’s first to comply with ATC industry standards and allows cities the ability to cost-effectively upgrade existing models without needing to invest in new equipment.
Additionally, the company is releasing the latest update to its Advanced Traffic Management System, Tactics 3.0 The software provides the comphrensive status of an intersection making it easy for traffic engineers to make quick and informed decisions. With Tactics 3.0, Siemens says traffic agencies can centrally manage and administer their traffic intersection from a single point with the web-based software.