At the Intertraffic 2018, Siemens was showcasing a whole range of pioneering smart solutions, setting the trend for road traffic technology: Among the highlights, Vehicle2x was part of the growing "Internet of Things". Sitraffic ESCoS Road Side Units provides key data for a more precise picture of the current traffic situation. This enables more efficient traffic control, a significant reduction in accident numbers and an even greater cut in emissions than possible up to now. Tunnel management offers road users and tunnel operators a maximum of safety, system reliability and sustainability. The controller Sitraffic sX can adapt optimally to every city, from small and smart, to complex and challenging. Integrated Mobility allows easier and more comfortable travel even across different modes of transportation. Innovative start-up companies from Siemens next 47 had also shown their ideas for future mobility.
Distributed energy systems and digitalization are two trends that reinforce one another and are driving the transformation of the energy world. Siemens is supporting these trends in a variety of ways, including with MindSphere, its cloud-based, open, and scalable operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT). At this year's European Utility Week (EUW), which took place in Amsterdam from October 3 to 5, Siemens presented some of its highlights for this topic. As in past years, Siemens once again invited German and international energy media to a press conference at the trade show. The conference focused on the EnergyIP smart grid application platform whose applications recently began running under MindSphere as well as a new MindSphere application developed by Omnetric, a joint venture of Siemens and Accenture, for an Austrian energy provider.
At the conference, Siemens informed industry media about how MindSphere can help utilities and power grid operators monitor their grids, analyze grid data, and optimize grid operation, and also presented a new controllable and adjustable medium-voltage DC transmission system. This system was developed for gird operators who need to enlarge their infrastructure to handle the increasing volumes of power fed into the distribution system from distributed and renewable energy sources and to keep their network stable.
Digitalization will revolutionize the way we travel. Today, everyone expects to get from point A to point B quickly and efficiently. The vision: autonomous systems which communicate with one another. Intelligent intersections and information signs woring in concert with vehicles to make traffic safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly.
From April 5 through 8, Siemens was keeping the world up to speed with its traffic control developments. During these four days, the company was presenting its latest road transport management innovations at Intertraffic.