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Smart Traffic Solutions for intelligent transportation infrastructure

With our increasing awareness of climate change and the increase in global networking, transportation infrastructure also faces significant challenges. Along with ensuring mobility comfort and safety, the transportation routes of the future must be more environmentally friendly and sustainable. The time has come to use digitalization and artificial intelligence for improved, innovative information gathering and traffic control.

Phoenix Contact is developing open and safe systems for transportation routes by road and waterways to efficiently control and network the traffic of the future. With smart solutions such as intelligent traffic monitoring or light management for urban applications, we are laying the foundations for an intuitive transportation infrastructure.

A low-carbon, less energy-hungry transportation infrastructure is an important prerequisite for climate-friendly economic development. The transport sector’s contribution to achieving climate targets is driven by digital technology and automation solutions. Let’s shape Smart Traffic around the world together.

Jörg Nolte - Phoenix Contact , Vice President Infrastructure
Jörg Nolte

Digitalization of road infrastructure

The quality of mobility is often directly related to the attractiveness of a city and region. Steady increases in transportation capacity in ever-more complex structures call for smart concepts for our roads. To improve traffic flow and sustainability on our roads, we offer digital solutions for challenging projects covering all aspects of traffic management, tunnel construction, and equipment for transportation technology. We not only increase the energy efficiency of the mode of transport, but also tangibly improve mobility comfort and traffic safety.

Traffic light system in a city

Traffic management Open and safe systems for roads that make a contribution.

Carbon emissions, noise, and increased traffic jams have wide-reaching consequences for society and nature globally. In the future, intelligent traffic management using traffic and environmental data will be indispensable. A digitally optimized traffic flow does not just increase the energy efficiency of the mode of transport, but also improves traffic safety in the city.

Phoenix Contact is developing intelligent traffic systems that allow automated traffic management. By using sensors and analysis, forecasting, and information systems, the road can be connected to the traffic management system via a communication network.

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Public lighting Efficient control of roads and plazas

The existing lighting infrastructure will have to face new technical and economic challenges. The focus will be on increasing the safety and attractiveness of roads and plazas. Urban planners use energy-saving and resource-conserving solutions to accomplish these goals.

Intelligent lighting control offers huge potential for energy efficiency and enables the smooth and individually adjustable operation of lights. The portfolio ranges from electromechanical components and control and communication components with integrated remote control technology to cloud-based light management systems for urban applications.

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Tunnel technology Solutions for the tunnel infrastructure

Road, rail, and subway tunnels play a crucial role in the development of an efficient and sustainable mobility system. Large-scale increases in transportation capacity in ever-more complex structures call for smart automation solutions. Here, the focus is on urban mobility and the safety of road and transport users.

Phoenix Contact is a reliable and experienced partner that can work with you to turn even challenging tunnel automation projects into a reality – from the control technology as the central element, the connection of sensors and actuators, and surge protection through to a comprehensive safety concept.

Digitalization of waterways

The safe and reliable use of waterways must be guaranteed at all times. Globally accessible waterways require reliable signaling under harsh ambient conditions, safe control in accordance with the Machinery Directive, and intelligently networked systems. Smart Traffic solutions make the operation and development of waterways more transparent, efficient, and customer-friendly.

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Lock systems Safe operation with signal lights and automation technology

Locks and movable bridges enable the transport of goods on and via waterways. To ensure that shipping traffic can react to obstacles such as marine structures in good time, signals that are visible from afar control traffic. Based on modern automation technology, safe traffic flow is ensured without additional delays.

Phoenix Contact offers products and systems for the consistent automation of signaling systems on waterways. The portfolio ranges from individual LED lights for use in demanding environments to comprehensive solutions. Use intelligent waterway management to ensure safe around-the-clock operation and to reduce running costs.

Visualization of waterway infrastructure networking

Sensor networking Keep an eye on environmental conditions for maritime traffic at all times

Extreme weather conditions, such as prolonged drought or extreme cold, are increasingly hindering navigation. The early detection and reporting of falling water levels or frozen waterways can prevent critical situations. Digital information supports the decision-making process as to whether maritime traffic will be suspended or continued.

Appropriate sensor technology is used to efficiently monitor environmental influences. The sensors supply important data, such as water levels and the water temperature. Together with weather and climate data that forecasts changes in waterway conditions, intelligence is used to determine the appropriate measures. Standardized networking is an easy and convenient way of connecting existing, new, and even remote sensors.

In the future, communication on waterways will be based on sensor networks such as LoRaWAN and cellular standards such as 5G – thereby always guaranteeing that the high demands on data security and availability will be met.