Siemens Mobility, a separately managed company of Siemens, has secured a $150m contract to deliver an advanced traffic management system (ATMS) to Miami-Dade County in Florida, the US.

Under the contract, Siemens Mobility will upgrade around 2,900 intersections and traffic corridors in the county with intelligent hardware and software technology to optimise traffic flow.

The company plans to open a Miami-Dade operations facility and collaborate with local contractors to facilitate project works.

Siemens Mobility North America Intelligent Traffic Systems CEO said: “We are proud to have been chosen to provide this vital traffic improvement project for Miami-Dade County and look forward to implementing an intelligent system that optimises and integrates traffic operations throughout the county.

“Our proven technology will ease congestion, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance quality of life by allowing Miami-Dade residents to spend 15% less time sitting in traffic.”

The Siemens ATMS procures real-time data from road intersections and other corridors and then assesses the data to help in optimising the signal timings at all crossings.

This technology will help Miami-Dade County to improve traffic management, reduce congestion and better handle unforeseen incidents.

Siemens Mobility has used the same technologies to upgrade traffic systems across 300 cities.

Last month, the company secured a contract to deliver connected mobility infrastructure and software services for the Midlands Future Mobility (MFM) project in the UK. The project involves creating an on-street testbed of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).