Seattle will implement an integrated traffic management platform to better link traffic planning and control systems.
Siemens will provide the platform to help the city take better advantage of its existing road infrastructure and lessen the impact of traffic incidents and traffic management around large sporting events. As part of the installation, Siemens has also named Seattle as one of the company’s Center of Excellence for Intelligent Traffic Technology.
“Seattle is committed to improving traffic operations in and around our downtown core through the use of advanced software and hardware,” said Scott Kubly, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation. “Technologies like the Siemens Concert software will help us use intelligence to reduce congestion and, ultimately, improve the driving experience for our citizens and visitors.”
Concert, an integrated traffic management platform that connects both Siemens and third-party systems across the city including traffic control centres, intersection controllers, and parking guidance systems.
“Surrounded by water and mountains, Seattle’s narrow north to south geography creates unique and challenging traffic situations,” said Marcus Welz, President of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems. “Our intelligent software platform will connect traditionally separate traffic systems in and around Seattle that will allow them better insight into their traffic flow, impact of accidents, and, ultimately, the ability to improve traffic and quality of life for their residents and visitors.”
The Concert platform will integrate Siemens’ TACTICS traffic control system as well as the city’s existing dynamic message sign management system, the local travel time system, and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) freeway system. The software will consolidate data from these traffic platforms and other sources like weather reporting, existing road conditions, and traffic data on special events such as concerts or ball games taking place in and around the city into a central management platform.About this Content