Siemens wins 10-year UTC deal at Renfrewshire

08/07/2020
Dominic Browne

Siemens Mobility Limited has won a 10-year contract with Renfrewshire Council to upgrade and expand the authority's traffic control system thought to be worth in the region of £1.9m.

Covering 66 controlled sites across Renfrewshire, the contract will see Siemens Mobility replace Renfrewshire Council’s existing, locally hosted urban traffic control (UTC) system with the company’s latest cloud-hosted UTC-UX solution.

Wilke Reints, managing director of Siemens Mobility’s Intelligent Traffic Systems business in the UK, said: 'With the introduction new and innovative systems, we are enabling organisations like Renfrewshire Council to get the most from their operations, adding intelligence to their existing infrastructure and ultimately delivering an enhanced and more predictable experience to road users.'

Siemens will also upgrade analogue communication links to the on-street traffic controller infrastructure across the region.

The new system will support real-time adaptive traffic control using SCOOT (Split, Cycle, Offset Optimisation Technique) at 30 junctions. And throughout the migration to the new hosted solution, there will be no break in availability at sites currently operating under SCOOT control.

Siemens Mobility said its UTC solution has a new user interface that provides a suite of tools and dashboards to better manage traffic signals on the road network and can be operated directly from a web browser.

'Connected to Renfrewshire Council’s traffic signals at junctions and crossings, the system will collect traffic data from on-street detectors and provide an accessible, reliable and efficient urban traffic control system to optimise the flow of traffic at controlled junctions and reduce delays to drivers,' Siemens said.

As part of the upgrade Siemens Mobility will also design, supply and install a new digital internet protocol (IP) based communications network, installing the company’s latest Stratos Outstation Units.

 

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