“The sX controller is Siemens Mobility’s latest generation of traffic controller, incorporating an ultra-modern (modular) hardware and innovative software – a combination that future-proofs this traffic management technology,” said Markus Schlitt, CEO of Siemens Mobility Intelligent Traffic Systems. “Siemens Mobility has decades of experience in traffic signal control, which it leveraged to completely redesign the hardware: all components and processors are state-of-art, which ensures an extended lifecycle, especially since precision and reliability have always characterized Siemens products – even under the most challenging operating conditions. SCATS customers now have the option of using a state-of-the-art Siemens Mobility traffic controller, connected to their SCATS traffic management system.”
Traffic management systems gain importance as megatrends such as urbanization and globalization result in higher and intensified traffic demand, requiring cities to implement innovative solutions to better manage urban traffic. Urban traffic control systems, such as SCATS, aim to optimize the traffic flow within a city, thus increasing the efficiency of the road network and reducing the environmental effects of traffic. Through sensors and detectors on the road as well as traffic signal controllers, SCATS can dynamically control a city’s traffic light network according to demand. Developed by RMS, SCATS is operating in approximately 180 cities across 27 countries worldwide.