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Multimodal Traffic Information for the German Capital

In Berlin, traffic control systems from Siemens help to provide real time traffic information and intermodal information services - enabling the efficient use of mobility infrastructure.

Initial situation

As with other million-resident metropolises, Berlin has to to ensure sustainable and affordable mobility, in spite of its ever increasing traffic problems.

Traffic control and information is a key issue of the city’s strategy to improve mobility, increase traffic safety and reduce environmental stress.

This is why the Berlin Senate established an overall traffic management plan, which targets on a free flow of traffic – not only in regular situations, but also during peak hours and in the case of unpredictable events. To achieve this target, real time mobility information is of vital importance.

Our solutions

Siemens implemented its Sitraffic Concert traffic control center, which allows for the collection and processing of data from various sources. Quality assessments such as schedules of peak hours, fundamental diagrams and traffic load profiles are provided by the Sitraffic Statistics module. This is an indispensable tool when it comes to developing future measures for sustainable mobility concepts.

For traffic detection Siemens installed infrared-based detectors , which are operated with a solar panel. These ″Traffic Eyes″ send data to the traffic control center via GPRS.

Interfaces such as OCIT-C and OCPI allow for the integration of central components and systems. They cover all requirements from the field of traffic control systems – all the way from traffic control to higher-level traffic management.

Customer benefits

The comprehensive Traffic Information Center integrates all transport modes and operators. It increases traffic safety, while simultaneously ensuring Berlin’s mobility infrastructure is as efficient as possible. As a result, traffic congestion and CO2 emissions are reduced.

Citizens, media and administrative bodies can easily obtain multimodal and real time mobility information services using the Traffic Information Center and a “Traffic Map” displays the current situation on Berlin’s busiest roads, showing where traffic is running smoothly, and where travelers can expect traffic congestion.

12/31/2013