Siemens has received a contract for the upgrade of the network communications on strategic routes across from Coventry city council in the West Midlands, UK.

The company will install new UTMC-compliant outstation transmission units in nine strategic locations along with extra-low-voltage (ELV) traffic controllers and signal heads, using split cycle offset optimisation technique (SCOOT) technology.

The sites will be linked to the Siemens urban traffic control (UTC) centre, which will allow Coventry city council 24-hours-a-day communication.

Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry will be the first area to benefit from the project while additional corridors are being looked into.

The city has secured funding for the project as part of the West Midlands UTC initiative, under which the LED traffic lights usage aims to save energy and to improve traffic flow and journey reliability.