AI-based Traffic and City Mobility Solutions
ITS Digital Labs - MindSphere Application Center for Connected Mobility
We develop data- and AI-driven applications and services for even smarter management of road traffic, fleets and intermodal mobility. Data- and AI-driven applications and services are the major cornerstone to reaching the vision of delivering optimal mobility to our city’s inhabitants. To offer an effective and efficient mobility ecosystem in a city while transportation demands continue to increase, requires a more holistic approach of how mobility is managed. Connected vehicles sending data in real-time, infrastructure systems transmitting their status to Siemens’ Internet-of-Things platform MindSphere and road users who are connected with their smart phones all produce an immense amount of data. This rich and growing source of data is changing the types of services of mobility that are feasible. We are your partner towards a Balanced Intermodal Mobility Ecosystem, which manages not only the road network, but also specific fleets within the network and ultimately the traveler across different modes of transportation.
We make people’s lives better through solving mobility challenges, such as congestion and pollution, using data analytics and artificial intelligence.Dr. Claus Beringer , Head of ITS Digital Labs
Solving mobility challenges through data analytics and artificial intelligence
With the expertise of the Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) Digital Labs, you can reach the full potential of the digital transformation. You can be faster than disruptions thanks to smart data utilizing the power of data analytics and artificial intelligence.
We combine information from many different areas and sources:
This gives us a rapidly growing base upon which to improve the ways we address the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. Generating value from this data cannot be achieved through established methods in the traffic realm. Therefore, tackling this data with techniques such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence is crucial to generating meaningful insights that enable your city to transform.
The ITS Digital Labs provide this expertise, alongside the relevant traffic know-how, to generate unique insights. We create innovative, data- and AI-driven applications and services to solve traffic related issues for smart cities.
In doing this, we help to enhance mobility, improve traffic flow, manage your fleets and increase transportation efficiency whilst also improving safety and reducing fuel consumption and environmental impact.
We work closely on your specific use cases and believe in the high value of a co-creation approach with you, our customer.
The common goal is to generate a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) that provides unique value to our customer. Building on the MVP, we may jointly decide to further enhance the solution or service in alignment with your needs and to continuously integrate it into your operational environment as a service provided by Siemens Mobility.
How we create value
We create a Minimal Viable Product (MVP), delivering the core functionalities in a staged co-creation process with our customers. Over the whole process, we live by the philosophy "fail fast, learn fast", hence we conduct rapid prototyping with our customers to built quickly that provides unique value early on.
Ideation is the first creational step towards a solution for our customer’s problem. It is based on the problem statement and aims to jointly develop a vision of the solution and the initial requirements. In close collaboration with the customer we prioritize the different ideas in a design thinking approach in order to arrive at one coherent vision of the solution.
Once we have developed the vision and requirements, we work towards a first concrete representation of the solution. This gives us the opportunity to specify the very core of its functionality, review if the solution is effective at addressing the agreed use cases and allows any required changes to be made at an early stage before entering the next phase of the rapid prototyping process. After the experience journey we then jointly decide whether we want to start the development towards an MVP.
During the rapid prototyping, our team and our customers collaborate closely to create a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) delivering the agreed core functionality. Over the whole process, we live by the philosophy "fail fast, learn fast", hence we conduct rapid prototyping with our customers to build quickly towards a MVP that is operational and brings value from an early stage. As part of this process, we regularly review the progress together with our customer and jointly decide, in short iterations, what the next steps are, taking into account the expected value add and feasibility.
flowAI - keep your traffic in the flow with the help of AI
Artificial intelligence is ideally suited to control traffic. By recognizing finer traffic patterns, AI can react individually to the conditions of each individual intersection. Always up-to-date through continuous learning and adapting a proven route to other intersections. To keep your city's traffic in the perfect flow.
Eventflow - event prediction for intelligent urban mobility systems
The new Eventflow system uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to automatically identify and predict where most popular events will be in urban environments, helping transit and traffic agencies better prepare for road and public transport conditions pro-actively. It comes with a cloud-based visualization tool and an open API which allows transportation agencies to leverage the data as part of existing systems.
Features & benefits
- Automatically identify upcoming events helps reduce manual searches
- View events by popularity in an easy-to-use HTML5, cloud-based visualization tool
- Use the data to help with traffic management and planning
- Map out transport options to help leverage existing systems
- Identify gaps and opportunities to improve level of service and ridership
- Visualize future event popularity predictions for more efficient planning
- Retrieve data using an open API to integrate with other systems
Truck Parking Prediction
Answering to EU-regulations on rest periods for truck drivers and occuring dangerous parking situations, we developed an AI-based application. With this truck drivers can plan their rest periods according to available parking space along their routes. With the help of AI we can predict the parking situations up to 5 hours ahead. Encance safety on your roads with this solution.
To generate unique insights, and to develop and operate respective solutions we rely on Siemens' powerful IoT operating system, MindSphere. MindSphere is the Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables us to use cutting edge technologies in all areas from connectivity, data collection and preparation all the way to data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in order to provide applications or services that empower your business in the age of the digital transformation. At the same time MindSphere ensures the highest cyber security standards that you already know and trust from Siemens Mobility ITS.
This combination unites all necessary capabilities into one dynamic team. This know-how is further enhanced by the overall Siemens Mobility ITS organization (the #1 leading ITS solution provider), including VMZ in Berlin, providing expertise in traffic control and management, operations, and consulting, as well as the data analytics expertise from corporate research units and our sister unit “Digital Services” in the Rail business within Siemens Mobility.
What we offer
- Traffic and city mobility domain know-how
- Expertise in data analytics and artificial intelligence
- Experience facilitating the co-creation process, e.g. by design thinking
- Agile development and rapid prototyping team
- Siemens MindSphere platform - secure and highly performing IoT Platform as a Service (Paas)
What we ask you to bring
- Commitment to the co-creation process
- Availability of data owned by you or an intention to create availability
- Regular interactions during the development phase
- Customer contacts with decion making capabilities
Innovative solutions for youGrowing traffic volumes, increasing air pollution and rising costs are only three examples of challenges smart cities face. There is no single solution to tackle all of them, but innovative products and services contribute to make your city or municipality even more modern, more attractive and more environmentally friendly.
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Make your city even smarter and more attractive
Would you like to use the connectivity of traffic in order to develop new innovative products and services that create the mobility of the future for smart cities? For example, by reducing parking-related traffic, traffic noise and pollution emissions or creating an end-to-end mobility solution? The ITS Digital Lab is looking forward to starting the co-creation process with you to develop a customized product or service, or adjust an existing solution to your specific needs. Ask our experts to design a solution that is custom-tailored to your requirements. Learn more about your customized solution opportunities!