Smart traffic Making traffic more efficient and transparent – for a low-carbon and less energy-hungry transportation infrastructure.

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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
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Data is changing our mobility

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 and waterways more than ever before.
To make mobility more efficient, digitalization and artificial intelligence are being used for improved, innovative information gathering and traffic guidance. The data-based control and networking of the transportation infrastructure will not only lead to greater energy efficiency of the transport modes, but also improve mobility convenience and traffic safety.

Let us make a transportation infrastructure that thinks for itself

With our increasing awareness of climate change and the increase in global networking, transportation infrastructure also faces significant challenges. Phoenix Contact develops open and safe systems in the field of traffic management, tunnel construction, and transportation technology equipment. The goal is a transportation infrastructure that thinks for itself – to optimize mobility, improve air quality, protect the environment, and prevent accidents.

Fields of application

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City traffic
Illuminated tunnel
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Illuminated street in a city at night

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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City traffic

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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Illuminated tunnel

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, who 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.

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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.

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.

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