Swarco accelerates the management of Parisian traffic

Swarco is part of a consortium that aims to rethink traffic management in Paris.

The French capital has seen a change in the way it uses road space over the past two years, including a significant reduction in parking spaces as well as an encouragement of active travel such as walking and cycling.

As a subcontractor of the Cielis consortium, formed by the French groups Citelum and Eiffage, Swarco will use its urban mobility suite MyCity to improve traffic fluidity in the run-up to the 2024 Summer Olympics.

It will mainly promote the switch to alternative modes of transport by favoring micromobility vehicles and pedestrians at intersections, monitoring them to increase safety.

Priority to public transport (tram and bus) and emergency or authorized vehicles at signalized intersections will be essential for the smooth running of the Olympics, Swarco said.

“We are very pleased to be able to work with the City of Paris on a tailor-made traffic management solution for a sustainable future for generations to come,” said Michael Schuch, Chairman of the Management Board of Swarco.

“In view of the 2024 Summer Olympics, it is the right time to modernize the Paris traffic management system to add new functionalities, adapt to new mobility services and welcome at all times other infrastructure components.”

MyCity allows operators to monitor real-time traffic conditions, manage daily flows and peak times to create the fastest travel times.

More broadly, Cielis will strive to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption by converting all public lighting in the city to LEDs.

“We know from many city traffic projects that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution”, says Christoph Bergdolt, Vice President Products and Technology of Swarco’s ITS Division. “Each city is unique and requires a tailor-made approach.”

“Advanced and premium add-ons address future-oriented features related to digitalization and automated vehicles,” says Cristina Ghione, project manager at Swarco in Paris.

She adds that MyCity “provides the ability to exchange, interpret and render data with connected vehicles (V2X), an additional means for effective traffic control, as well as the implementation of information dissemination V2X”.

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