BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Traffic Technology Services, Inc. (TTS) and Siemens USA have finalized
an agreement to expand TTS’ partner network for supporting connected and
autonomous vehicle operations near signalized intersections. Starting
this month, select Siemens TACTICS ATMS systems, an advanced traffic
control hardware and software platform, will supply traffic signal data
to TTS cloud-based services to support connected vehicle applications
for safety, mobility, and the environment.
Siemens TACTICS platform is harnessing real-time traffic data which are
used in the TTS cloud-based Personal Signal Assistant™ information
service to provide a predicted and current intersection signal status.
Every second at every intersection, TTS predicts the signal operations
using its patented technology and these predictions and intersection
layouts are then provided as data used for autonomous and connected
vehicle applications. Siemens traffic data and analytics software
enables an effective and secure solution from data capturing to
actionable, real-time and measured information processing.
Through this new partnership, automotive, truck, and transit OEMs, in
addition to after-market device manufacturers, and navigation service
providers, will have greater access to signalized intersection data for
connected vehicle applications.
“With hundreds of TACTICS systems controlling thousands of intersections
across the U.S., 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,” said Marcus
Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems in North America. “This
partnership directly aligns with the long-term vision of the U.S. DOT’s
Vehicle-to-Infrastructure initiative and will advance the industry’s
efforts toward a connected vehicle future.”
The joint service will be implemented initially in the City of Aurora
(Denver area), City of Fargo, City of Fremont (San Francisco area), and
East Whiteland and Upper Merion Townships (Philadelphia area).
The Personal Signal Assistant™ service supports various connected
vehicle applications, most notably the Audi Connect Traffic Light
Information feature. TTS is deploying the Personal Signal Assistant™
service throughout several metro areas in the USA and Canada.
Siemens’ Mobility Portfolio: Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems
business unit is part of the Siemens Mobility Division which provides
efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and
road – including all products, solutions and services regarding
mobility. Siemens designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of
rolling stock including commuter and regional passenger trains, light
rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and
high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles,
locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities
such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Miami,
Orlando, Philadelphia, Denver, Phoenix, Baltimore, Salt Lake City,
Minneapolis, Houston, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis,
Atlanta and Charlotte. Cities also rely on Siemens to provide
traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as
signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and
transit systems. Siemens has transportation manufacturing hubs in:
Sacramento, CA; Louisville, KY; Marion, KY; Pittsburgh, PA.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global
powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and
digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of
energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading
supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as
medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190
countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal
2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including
$5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people
throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Traffic Technology Services Inc. (TTS) is a technology company
and information provider for connected vehicle applications. The
Personal Signal Assistant™ cloud-based solution, patented prediction
process, industry standard definitions, and comprehensive deployment
allows for immediate vehicle-to-infrastructure integration and
applications. TTS is currently active in over 50 major metropolitan
areas in North America, representing over 175,000 signalized
intersections. TTS is based in Beaverton, Oregon, while TTS Europe, a
wholly owned subsidiary, is headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more
information, visit www.traffictechservices.com.