TTS and Siemens to advance connected vehicle deployment


Traffic Technology Services (TTS) and Siemens USA have finalised an agreement to expand the partner network to support connected and autonomous vehicle operations near signalised intersections. 

Beginning this month, Siemens' TACTICS ATMS systems will provide traffic signal data to TTS Cloud-based services in order to support connected vehicle applications for safety, mobility, and the environment. 

The real-time traffic data supplied by the traffic control hardware and software platform will be used in the TTS Cloud-based Personal Signal Assistant information service to provide a predicted and current intersection signal status.

Using its patented technology, TTS predicts the signal operations and these predictions, as well as intersection layouts are then provided as data is used for autonomous and connected vehicle applications. 

Meanwhile, Siemens traffic data and analytics software provides a  secure solution from data capturing to actionable, real-time and measured information processing.

"This partnership directly aligns with the long-term vision of the US DoT’s vehicle-to-infrastructure initiative and will advance the industry’s efforts toward a connected vehicle future."

With this new partnership, automotive, truck, and transit OEMs, and navigation service providers will have improved access to signalised intersection data for connected vehicle applications.

Siemens North America Intelligent Traffic Systems CEO Marcus Welz said: “With hundreds of TACTICS systems controlling thousands of intersections across the US, Siemens is the country’s leading intelligent traffic providers and pioneer in connected vehicle technology and we are excited to bring this expertise to our new partnership with TTS.

"This partnership directly aligns with the long-term vision of the US DoT’s vehicle-to-infrastructure initiative and will advance the industry’s efforts toward a connected vehicle future."

Initially, the two companies will implement the new service in the city of Aurora (Denver area), city of Fargo, city of Fremont (San Francisco area), and East Whiteland and Upper Merion Townships in the Philadelphia area.