Siemens ITS has successfully secured a place on the UK government’s new Traffic Management Technology (TMT2) framework agreement, which was developed by the Crown Commercial Service to provide public sector customers with access to industry leading, innovative traffic management solutions.
The new TMT2 framework will deliver local, regional and national traffic management technologies through a qualified supply chain ensuring reliability and resilience. TMT2 aims to provide value for the country through outstanding commercial capability and quality customer service, and helps reduce the cost of traditional procurement across government. TMT2 replaces the previous Traffic Management Technology framework, which expired on July 10, and allows direct and standardized procurement of small components through to large complex solutions. The framework has been developed in consultation with major public sector stakeholders, including Transport for London (TfL) and Highways England (HE), along with representatives from local authorities and traffic management industry trade bodies.
“The announcement follows a comprehensive and competitive tendering process and is welcome news for the company,” said Matthew Vincent, sales and marketing director at Siemens ITS. “Being part of TMT2 provides our customers with an additional and straight-forward procurement route to our Intelligent Traffic Systems portfolio, including traffic control, management, enforcement, and electric vehicle charging equipment.”
Siemens ITS will be demonstrating its current portfolio at the Highways UK conference and exhibition, which is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham this week (November 16-17). The show is a major event for the people and organizations involved in the planning, operation, and future-proofing of the UK’s road network. Based on a comprehensive range of sustainable traffic products and intelligent systems, and with a growing number of ITS research projects underway across the country, Siemens will present its ITS solutions and expertise at the heart of integrated mobility and connected infrastructure. New technologies and ITS products on show will include Stratos, which is designed to be the UK’s first cloud-hosted, fully integrated traffic control and management system.
Stratos is currently being used to manage a complete journey time measurement system (JTMS) for traffic monitoring using Siemens Sapphire Bluetooth technology, which is being installed in Coventry, as part of a new UK project to assess how connected vehicles interact on key corridors leading into the city center from the national road network. The company’s technology is also being the UK’s first connected road test environment, also in the Coventry area. The UK-CITE (Connected Intelligent Transport Environment) project aims to enable automotive, infrastructure and service companies to trial connected vehicle technologies in real-life conditions using combinations of dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and long-term evolution (LTE) ‘talking car’ technologies to compare their performance.
“From journey planning to better traffic flow, parking and enforcement, our traffic solutions provide ‘end-to-end’ journey efficiency,” said Steve Parsons, head of sales at Siemens ITS. “Building on our traffic management expertise, we believe system intelligence and data is fundamental to integrated mobility, and we see the development of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure technologies as critical towards a safer world, and ultimately to help autonomous cars make better decisions.”