Siemens Mobility uses Here data to help British public authorities reduce congestion

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Location data and technology platform Here Technologies has announced that Siemens Mobility is integrating Here’s corridor travel time API into its journey time-as-a-service (JTaaS) solution for the UK market.

The new traffic management option, based on data rather than hardware, has already been adopted by Bedford Borough, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Hampshire County, and Warrington Borough councils.

With the Here corridor travel time API, Siemens Mobility can now offer public authorities the possibility to monitor journey times without the need for additional on-street hardware such as ANPR cameras with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensors.

The data-based solution is based on a subscription model and is said to be easy to set up and fast to deploy.

“Congestion and the pollution it causes is one of the challenges Warrington Borough Council has committed to tackle,” said Simon Lawrenson from Warrington Borough Council.

“To complement our existing Journey-time monitoring solution, the new JTaaS solution from Siemens Mobility and Here Technologies provides us with the key insights we need to better manage our traffic flow.

“The solution was quickly implemented, and the savings made in installation costs can be redirected to undertake projects that will help improve traffic flow across Warrington.”

According to Siemens Mobility, Britons spend an annual average of 115 hours in traffic at a cost £6.9bn to the economy every year.

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