Siemens Mobility has established an intelligent traffic systems office just outside Detroit in Sterling Heights, Michigan, US.

Through the new office, Siemens Mobility will extend support for its growing ITS portfolio in the greater Michigan area.

The office is intended to allow the company to quickly and efficiently provide road transportation products and solutions. In addition, it will offer a full complement of third-party ITS solutions and expert services to customers throughout the state.

For Siemens, Michigan has become an important hub for the company’s intelligent traffic systems. The company earlier established a centre of excellence with Ann Arbor for adaptive traffic control, and also deployed connected vehicle technology at Michigan State University.

Alongside this, Siemens became a board member and a partner with the American Center for Mobility (ACM).

The new office and team of experts will offer advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), adaptive traffic control (ATC), traffic optimisation and safety systems, and local engineering expertise for deployment of Siemens’ SEPAC and TACTICS software systems to Michigan customers.

Siemens Mobility North America ITS division president Marcus Welz said: “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.

“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.”

In addition, Siemens Mobility with affiliated firms Bytemark and HaCon will provide mobility-as-a-service solutions to Michigan customers. This means that users can choose between public transport or sharing options such as cars, bicycles, and scooters.