Siemens ranks first in ABI Research’s latest competitive assessment evaluating traffic management systems hardware, software, solution, and data providers. It performed strongly on innovation criteria across the board, with an extensive portfolio for traffic monitoring and video surveillance, operations and management centres, modelling and planning, intelligent traffic lights, digital signage, and dynamic tolling. It also scored high on implementation criteria such as regional coverage, market share, and quality, and reliability. “Siemens forms part of a top three of ICT players also including IBM and Cisco, developing traffic management systems as new business development opportunities leveraging their IT, big data, communication, and machine vision assets. All three are also heavily involved in smart city projects and alliances such as the Smart Cities Council. However, while Siemens has a very strong hardware and systems offer, in the longer term, as the focus in traffic management shifts to big data, analytics, and cognitive capabilities in a wider IoT context, it will increasingly be challenged by runners-up IBM and Cisco,” says VP and Practice Director Dominique Bonte.
Article taken from the April 2015 issue of RUC Magazine