Here API aids Siemens congestion tool

Pollution-busting traffic solution is based on data rather than hardware, Here says
Classification & Data Collection / May 19, 2021
By Ben Spencer
Here Technologies corridor travel time application programming interface Siemens Mobility
Here says public authorities can now monitor journey times without on-street hardware such as ANPR cameras with Bluetooth (© Sergey Kichigin |

Here Technologies' corridor travel time application programming interface (API) is being used by Siemens Mobility to help UK public authorities reduce congestion. 

The API is being integrated into Siemens' Mobility Journey Time as a Service (JtaaS) solution.

Here says Siemens can now offer public authorities the ability to monitor journey times without the need for additional on-street hardware such as automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensors.

Eduard van Mierlo, head of strategic alliances EMEA at Here, says: “Together, we are making traffic management easier with the goal to improve the quality of life of British citizens, be it by reducing the time they have to spend in traffic, or the pollution caused by congestion.”

The new option has already been adopted by Bedford Borough, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Hampshire County, and Warrington Borough Councils.

Warrington's Simon Lawrenson says the council has committed to tackling congestion and the pollution it causes.

“The solution was quickly implemented, and the savings made in installation costs can be redirected to undertake projects that will help improve traffic flow across Warrington,” Lawrenson adds. 

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