Schneider sets up smart traffic system in Riyadh
Riyadh, May 28, 2012
Schneider Electric said that its recent acquisition Telvent, a leading real-time IT solutions provider, has implemented its first intelligent transportation system on King Abdullah Road in Riyadh.
The first smart transportation system to be implemented in Saudi Arabia, Schneider Electric’s SmartMobility manages interurban expressway traffic through a centralized platform.
The system controls and manages the four tunnels and the entire range of field devices in place along the expressway’s length of 6 kilometres, increasing user safety and security and improving infrastructure maintenance.
The solution also provides real-time information on traffic conditions, which enables local authorities to respond rapidly in a coordinated manner to any incidents that may occur on the expressway, in accordance with action plans that are predetermined by the application.
Citizens, in turn, can also make use of this information in real time, gaining the capability to select the route that best suits their interests at any time.
Christophe Campagne, Schneider Electric country president, Saudi Arabia said: “Following the successful implementation of the traffic management system on King Abdullah Road, the company is developing the urban traffic management system for Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah.”
“The cities will experience reduced traffic congestion, increased public transit use and lower emissions by providing residents with easier travel across modes of transport.”
SmartMobility is part of the smart cities solutions provided by Schneider Electric and which include as well Smart Grid, Smart buildings, smart water and smart public services.
SmartMobility projects achieve a marked reduction in both the number of accidents, and travel time within city limits, as well as a drop in fuel consumption. Thereby marking a clear decline in CO2 emissions, and directly improving air quality, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service