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Siemens installs intelligent road solutions for Hanoi

Released at: 13:53, 28/03/2019

Siemens installs intelligent road solutions for Hanoi

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New traffic lights installed at Pham Hung - Me Tri intersection.

by Doanh Doanh

In cooperation with the Hanoi People’s Committee, the Hanoi Department of Transport, the Hanoi Department of Traffic Police, the Itelco Technology JSC, and the FPT Group, Siemens has equipped the Pham Hung - Me Tri intersection with its state-of-the-art traffic control technology.

The installation replaced the existing signal heads with Siemens Very-Low-Power signal heads. In comparison to the previously installed signal heads an exceptional overall power consumption reduction of roughly 70 per cent is achieved. In addition to the new traffic lights, a compatible Siemens controller “sX” (Smart Crossing) was also installed. A controller is always needed as a command platform for the signal heads. It ensures that the traffic lights are operating correctly, determines the length of the green and red times, and takes care of the safe operation of the intersection. The sX controller is currently the most sophisticated controller the Siemens product portfolio offers. Various traffic detectors (e.g. induction loops, radar, video detection) can be connected to it that enable demand-based traffic control. Furthermore, it can be connected to other controllers at different intersections, which supports a holistic city traffic management system.

“Through close collaboration between Siemens and various parties, we are extremely proud to deliver such innovative and green traffic solutions to the city of Hanoi,” said Dr. Pham Thai Lai, President and CEO of Siemens Vietnam. “This is the answer to the increasing demand of traffic management and environmental protection for citizens.”

Siemens is currently running the intersection as a pilot project - VAST (Video Analytics for Smart Traffic). As a next step the integration of video-based traffic detection is planned, which enables the preparation and implementation of optimized signal plans. This new solution is intended to be rolled out to other parts of the city to improve the overall traffic conditions in the capital.

Motorbikes are the most popular mode of transport in Hanoi, at more than 90 per cent of registered vehicles. During peak hour, the streets are congested by thousands of motorbikes at intersections. Siemens’ traffic control via video-analytics offers a customized solution for these conditions. This increases traffic throughput at intersections and allows the traffic to flow through the city, lowering overall travel time as well as noise and air congestion. Furthermore, these improvements in traffic conditions will foster better discipline, encourage road safety in road users, and ultimately improve the quality of life for city dwellers.

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