Siemens Mobility announced the opening of its new Digital Lab for Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) based in Austin, Texas. The lab will monitor, collect, and analyze data to further study and develop important digital urban mobility technologies.
Main areas of focus will center on important new technologies like connected vehicles, self-driving vehicles, advanced traffic management systems, multimodal transportation, shared mobility, electric bike-sharing, and fleet management.
The new center is located in downtown Austin and features an open layout supportive of design thinking methodologies needed for rapid prototyping and co-creation with customers. The Lab will primarily house data engineers, software developers, and data scientists who are experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience, and guarantee availability. Powered by software tools, the work from the Lab will help develop solutions for cities that can improve traffic flow, reduce unplanned congestion, and ensure better safety for the cities’ drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. It will also help local transportation agencies improve operational efficiency, enable improved business planning and performance, as well as generate energy and cost savings.
Siemens Mobility also works with Aimsun, Bytemark, and HaCon, to provide a unique and holistic ecosystem of digital services and solutions such as trip planning across passenger communication, mobile ticketing and payment, comprehensive Mobility as a Service solutions, fleet management, train planning systems, and mobility data analytics.
The concept for this Digital Lab is informed by Siemens’ extensive company-wide digital expertise to turn billions of data points into action. Siemens Mobility also has a Digital Lab in Atlanta, which focuses on developing digital solutions for rail, across manufacturing, automation, power infrastructure, and service.