Siemens has renamed its UK traffic business from Traffic Solutions to Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS).
According to Siemens, the name better reflects the company’s focus on intelligence within its traffic management activities, products and systems and aligns the UK business with the company’s global operations.
General manager Tom MacMorran said: “With the emergence of connected car and autonomous vehicle technologies and a growing number of ITS research projects underway across the UK, it is an exciting time for ITS and road infrastructure providers, app developers, vehicle manufacturers and research institutions.
“From journey planning to better traffic flow, parking and enforcement, our intelligent traffic systems are at the heart of integrated mobility and connected infrastructure, providing ‘end-to-end’ journey efficiency. We believe system intelligence and data is fundamental to integrated transport and see our updated name as more reflective of global industry developments and our overall position in the market.”
Earlier this year, Siemens started a Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) project, in a collaborative partnership to create one of the most advanced environments for CAV technologies in the UK. Together with nine other consortium members, the UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK CITE) project will see trials on UK roads as early as next year, following a successful application for funding from the government’s £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund.