SWARCO wins Paris contract

Transport technology company SWARCO is to implement its MyCity traffic management software solution in Paris.

It’s part of a wider contract which sees a reduction in car access in the city, more cycle lanes and the conversion of all street lights to LED.

“We are very happy to be able to work with the City of Paris on a tailored traffic management solution for a sustainable future for the generations to come”, says SWARCO Speaker of the Executive Board, Michael Schuch. “In view of the Olympic Summer Games of 2024, it is the right time to modernise Paris’ traffic management system to add new features, adapt to new mobility services, and accommodate further infrastructure components at any time.”

“We know from many urban traffic projects that there is no “one solution fits all”, added Christoph Bergdolt, Vice President Products & Technology with SWARCO’s ITS Division. “Every city is unique and requires a tailor-made approach. With our modern traffic management software MyCity, which is scalable and flexible due to a modular structure and open to allow the integration of legacy systems and third-party vendors, Paris will have the future-ready response to enable the next-generation mobility evolution.”. 

Basic features of SWARCO’s solution cover the minimum requirements of a city mobility management such as allowing operators to monitor traffic status in real time, manage daily flows and peak hours to provide travellers the best travel time, as well as the possibility to make decision based on reliable data collected by sensors and detectors after their analysis.

“Advanced and premium add-ons address future-oriented features in connection with digitalisation and automated vehicles”, explains SWARCO’s Project Manager in Paris, Cristina Ghione. “The advanced solution is hardware-less to promote an easier feasibility for the city in terms of time/cost. It will primarily encourage a shift towards alternative modes of transportation by prioritising micro-mobility vehicles and pedestrians at intersections, monitoring them to increase safety and to create an environmentally friendly city. It will foresee the ability to exchange, interpret and render data with connected vehicles (V2X), an additional means to efficient traffic control, as well as the implementation of V2X information dissemination and Traffic Light Forecast / Traffic Light Assistant (TLA). Looking ahead to the Olympic Games of 2024, advanced functionalities like public transport priority (tramway and bus), and priority for emergency or authorised vehicles at signalized intersections (via App) will be essential for the successful management of the event.”

(Picture – SWARCO, features representatives from the City of Paris, CiELiS and SWARCO meeting at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg in October 2021. From left: SWARCO Speaker of the Board and COO Michael Schuch; 3rd from left: Juliette Antoine-Simon (CiELiS), 4th from left: Christoph Bergdolt (SWARCO Vice President Products & Technology ITS Division); 4th from right: Cristina Ghione (SWARCO Project Manager in Paris)


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