Karlsruhe, 13 June 2018. The smart city of tomorrow is benefiting from the increasing intelligence of our infrastructure. The EnBW brand SMIGHT (Smart City Light) and PTV Group have teamed up in a joint devel-opment initiative to optimise urban traffic in real time. SMIGHT Traffic unites the advantages of intelligent traffic recording with the leading software for real-time optimisation of traffic flows. Cities and municipalities can use the new solution to analyse traffic flows and plan ahead pro-actively, thereby strategically reducing the traffic load.
More and more people are moving into large cities where they work, live, and play. As the number of inhabitants grows, so do the demands placed on the infrastructure of a smart city. EnBW is developing solutions to this problem through SMIGHT. The brand’s intelligent street lighting and multifunctional base towers can be equipped with features such as public WiFi, charging technology for electric cars, or sensors for recording traffic data and environmental information. This is where PTV’s traffic planning and management software comes in. SMIGHT Traffic records the various road users and transmits the data to the smart city plat-form SMIGHT IQ. There the data is mapped as a real-time simulation and enables forward-looking analysis of potential traffic events.
The cooperation combines intelligent infrastructure solutions from SMIGHT with planning and optimisation software from PTV Group. Thanks to the broader database provided by this solution, urban and transport planners can not only evaluate road transport, but also better actively manage it. Historic data collected in the past, for example, can be processed in PTV Visum software to assist in strategic transport planning and modelling. Additionally, dynamic traffic information collected in real time via intelligent street lighting can be fed into the operative traffic management system PTV Optima.
“This reduces the traffic load and enhances quality of life,” explains Oliver Deuschle, Director of SMIGHT. No matter whether car, bus, or bike – the sheer number and variety of mobility options are posing new challenges for transport planners in cities and municipalities. “The inter-play of PTV and SMIGHT solutions can identify traffic disruptions before they even occur. Smart sensor technology, secure data processing, and real-time simulation enable cities and municipalities to optimise their traffic flow early on,” says Peter Möhl of PTV, explaining the synergies created by the cooperation.
Cities of the future: mobile, networked, secure
SMIGHT regards the intelligent city of tomorrow as more than just an unbroken flow of traffic. It is more environmentally friendly, more liveable, and more connected. In addition to hardware, SMIGHT offers products such as intelligent charging stations, multifunctional base towers, and software for data and equipment management. SMIGHT also provides extensive services for system operation. This portfolio encompasses all the components necessary for holistic design of smart city projects.
From 11 to 15 June, SMIGHT will be offering a glimpse of its smart solutions for the future at CEBIT (Hall 14, Stand J64).
With its solutions, PTV Group is helping cities, companies, and people around the entire world save time and money, make streets safer, and minimise impact on the environment. PTV is present in the Future Mobility section of CEBIT 2018 as a Volkswagen sub-exhibitor (Hall 25, Stand A23).
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SMIGHT. A brand of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW)
SMIGHT is a term made up from the words smart city light. In 2014, EnBW pooled its know-how gained over more than100 years in energy supply and street lighting and launched an innovation project for the development of the street lamp of the future. After only two years, SMIGHT has become a success, being used throughout Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Australia. SMIGHT has thus developed from intelligent street lighting to a unique system that combines lighting, environmental sensors, e-mobility, public WLAN and much more.
PTV. The Mind of Movement
PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. Recognised as global market leader, PTV develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. Thus cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on its unique expertise in every facet of mobility, PTV ensures that people and goods arrive at their destinations safe and sound, and on time.
More than 2,500 cities deploy PTV products. Trips and routes for over one million vehicles are planned with our software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software. We currently have more than 700 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. PTV’s headquarters, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region, house the company’s centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it's the central idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.
The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of PTV Group. www.ptvgroup.comBack to overview