The Talking Traffic project
- First government-led project to create a national ITS solution
- We helped roll out a cloud-based solution in 6 months time
- 25% of all traffic lights nationwide connected so far
- 10% less road congestion during peak hours
The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment set out to maximize traffic flow on existing roads, rails and waterways while avoiding costly investments in new infrastructure. They decided to utilize the cloud and IoT to build a national Intelligent Vehicles and Road Infrastructure (IVRI) system.
In December 2016, the Dutch government awarded Siemens, Simacan and Ericsson with the task of creating an intelligent transport system (ITS). Six months later, the consortium unveiled a nationwide cloud-based platform to collect and share data between infrastructure, vehicles and people.
The Talking Traffic platform utilizes both short- and long-range communication technologies to create a smart traffic ecosystem. Our cloud platform, Connected Urban Transport, serves as the front door of the Dutch infrastructure systems, allowing data to interoperate, and all stakeholders to communicate.