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Renfrewshire Council signs Siemens for traffic control

08/07/20

Mark Say Managing Editor

Renfrewshire Council has awarded Siemens Mobility a 10-year contract to upgrade and expand its traffic control system.

Traffic abstract - fast lights

It will cover 66 controlled sites across the county, replacing the existing, locally hosted urban traffic control (UTC) system with the company’s cloud hosted UTC-UX solution.

Siemens will also upgrade the outdated analogue communication links to the on-street traffic controller infrastructure across the region.

The new system will support real time adaptive traffic control using SCOOT (split, cycle, offset optimisation technique) at 30 junctions.

As part of the upgrade Siemens will design and install a new digital internet protocol (IP) based communications network, including its Stratos Outstation Units. It said this will allow Renfrewshire to use its hosted Stratos traffic management system with the Stratos Traffic Signals Module to monitor the locations. 

Siemens said that, throughout the migration to the new hosted solution, there will be no break in availability at sites currently operating under SCOOT control.

Image by Kelvyn Skee, CC BY 2.0

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