Miami-Dade County Gets Traffic Management from Siemens Mobility

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a USD 150 million contract by Miami-Dade County, Florida to provide an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), which will upgrade 2,900 intersections and traffic corridors with intelligent hardware and software technology, the company said.

All intersection technology will be connected to an integrated traffic management platform that will perform intelligent analytics, implement strategic measures and optimize travel times across the County.

This system will dynamically change traffic patterns in real-time at traffic lights linking a network of roadway corridors to provide for the better movement of traffic based on actual traffic demand. Data will be collected in real-time from a wide array of new sources at intersections and roadway zones/corridors, which will then optimize the signal timings at each intersection in a network. This will create an integrated system designed to quickly and efficiently counteract impending critical situations, as well as unpredictable traffic overloads and congestion.

Siemens Mobility will be deploying its world renowned ATMS and adaptive traffic control technology. Siemens´ Sitraffic Concert platform supervises and coordinates the functionality of the ATMS system and it will work directly with the adaptive traffic control system called SCOOT (Split Cycle and Offset Optimization Technique), a dynamic, on-line, real-time method of signal control that continuously measures traffic demand on all approaches to intersections.

The fusion of data between the systems will enable a more robust traffic control network. Specifically, traffic data (vehicle counts, travel times) collected by SCOOT at the intersection will be utilized within Sitraffic Concert to make network-wide management decisions. This will allow for operational adjustments to be sent to SCOOT for real-time implementation at the intersection, which will ensure public transit vehicles are kept on schedule and pedestrian safety is maximized.

Intelligent traffic management systems significantly increase the ability of municipal authorities to act and allows them to coordinate traffic guidance measures for all modes of transportation. This includes accounting for planned or foreseeable situations such as major events or roadworks, as well as using targeted traffic guidance measures to mitigate unforeseen incidents such as accidents or acute hazards, and respond to them in a quick, efficient and coordinated manner.

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a provider of transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/mobility.