Smart traffic control systems are an essential piece in the smart infrastructure jigsaw. Siemens Mobility launched the new Plus+ traffic control solution at the end of 2019 which meant that the system was installed under Covid-secure conditions in cities across the UK. Less complex than traditional control systems, the system can be largely pre-built in a controlled and secure environment off-site.
“Because less time is required on-street for the installation engineers, it makes it a safer working environment and less disruption to road users. Plus+ uses simple power and data cabling to cut overall installation and maintenance costs and by reducing cabling up to 75% the system also delivers efficiency and decarbonisation benefits,” Vincent adds.
This Smart Infrastructure theme continues in London where, in partnership with Transport for London, the first installation of Siemens Mobility’s all-new adaptive urban traffic control solution Sitraffic Fusion is now operational and controlling ‘living laboratory’ trial sites in the city. A key part of the development of London’s Real Time Optimiser system, Fusion will provide a completely new way of managing roads across the city, optimising signalised junctions and pedestrian crossings based on all road users’ needs. However, it’s not just the technological evolution that has continued amid Covid-19 – employees’ personal evolutions have also been brought into sharper focus.