Siemens Mobility and Bosch introduce fully integrated V2X collective perception system  

March 16, 2021

  • Two powerhouses in mobility join forces, directly connecting Bosch IP video cameras with Siemens’ dual-mode roadside unit (RSU)
  • Streamlined data sharing saves time, money and effort in installation and maintenance

 

Siemens Mobility and Bosch announce a new fully integrated connected vehicle collective perception system utilizing a direct connection between camera onboard intelligence and dual-mode roadside unit (RSU).  Detections and geocoordinate data captured by roadside cameras can now be processed more efficiently, bypassing the additional interface devices, making it easier and cheaper to install, and easier to maintain and keep updated. 

The new integrated system has been developed through testing at the American Center for Mobility and in the DOT Connected Vehicle Pilot at Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA).  Two initial use cases – Pedestrian Collision and Wrong Way Vehicle Detection – are currently being piloted and are now ready for installation.

 

This solution takes advantage of smart video-as-a-sensor capabilities enabled by Bosch IP cameras with on-board Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA).  When applied to important use cases, the Bosch IP cameras detect vehicles and pedestrians to stream intelligent metadata and prompt the roadside units to communicate safety messaging to vehicles. The solution provides improved situational awareness for drivers and enables them to take more immediate action when pedestrians are entering into a crosswalk. 

 

This complete V2X solution uses camera intelligence to process at the edge, with no central server required.  Safety messages transmitted to the vehicle through the RSU are displayed, if equipped, on the Onboard Unit, along with aggregated information on traffic signal state and phase timing.

 

Siemens Mobility’s dual-mode roadside unit was the first to receive OmniAir’s commercial, connected vehicle certification, and is one of the few RSUs today that meets U.S. Department of Transportation FHWA specification version 4.1, making it one of the best components for V2X device communications today. 

 

The combined Bosch and Siemens solution enables mobility operators to make cities, vehicles and infrastructure intelligent.  For decades, Bosch has developed Video Analytics technology used in vehicles for driver assistance, semi-autonomous and autonomous driving, and intelligent safety systems. This same foundational analytics technology is inside Bosch IP video cameras that are deployed by municipalities and departments of transportation throughout North America for intelligent transportation system solutions. These solutions enable city planners and senior traffic engineers to create smarter, safer, and more sustainable transportation ecosystems.

 

Siemens Mobility, Inc., is a leader in Connected Vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies, and is working with cities including Tampa, FL, Gainesville, FL, New York, NY, Anaheim, CA, Columbus, OH, and Madison, WI to design and deploy these types of intelligent systems. Siemens Mobility, Inc. is also a member of the USDOT Affiliated Test Bed for Connected Vehicle technologies, a group pursuing wide-spread deployment of wireless communication systems between vehicles and road infrastructure. 

 

To learn more about this new solution, join Bosch and Siemens Mobility for a webinar on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. Register to attend at www.boschsecurity.com/us/en/support/learning/webinars/

Contacts for journalists

Contacts for journalists:

 

Elizabeth Cho, Siemens Mobility

Phone: +1 917-622-2413; E-mail: elizabeth.cho@siemens.com

 

Anne Insero, Bosch

Phone: +1 585-678-3152 E-mail:  anne.insero@us.bosch.com

 

For further information about Siemens Mobility in the U.S., please see: www.mobility.siemens.com

The Bosch division Building Technologies is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products and systems. In selected countries Bosch offers solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency and building automation. About 8,800 associates generated sales of 1.9 billion euros in 2020. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is the major aim. The product portfolio includes video security, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Building Technologies develops and manufactures in its own plants in Europe, Americas and Asia. Further information is available at www.boschbuildingtechnologies.com.

 

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. 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. In fiscal year 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.9 billion and had around 36,800 employees worldwide. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/mobility.