Siemens is expanding its ESCoS Roadside Unit (RSU) system with Travel Sense, a cloud application that collects anonymised data from passing vehicles via wi-fi, Bluetooth or DSRC (dedicated short-range communications) to monitor traffic flow.
The ESCoS Roadside RSU has an integrated LTE modem for fast backhaul communication and a wi-fi and Bluetooth interface already on board enabling it to connect to the new Travel Sense app, which is powered by Acyclica Go.
“Determining which technologies will be required long-term and which will need to be replaced by connected vehicle technology is ongoing right now and already affecting today’s investment cycles,” said Marcus Welz, president of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems in the USA.
“Having an all-in-one solution will save our customers costs from purchasing and installing additional equipment while making the infrastructure ready for the advent of self-driving vehicles.”
By Illya Verpraet