Industrial Sector,  Transport and Mobility

CM1: Digital beacon for traffic diversions

Cars on highways

Smart city: automated roadwork checks and forecasts congestion in the cloud using a sensor-based beacon.

  • Agile development: design, field testing and series development within one year.

  • Early field testing during the prototype stage confirms acceptance and added value of the solution.

  • Business consulting and implementation enable further business potential.

Discover more insights on this project in the video...

Starting position - A smart connected solution for the smart city

CM1 is contributing to the smart city by providing a digital beacon with automated, extremely precise and augmented RTK (real-time kinematic) GPS tracking and visualisation in the cloud. The goal: municipalities, cities, roadworks operators and drivers save time and money through features such as energy, operating state and error management. The IoT connection enables congestion forecasts for roadworks, cities and regions along with automatic monitoring of traffic diversions and safety measures, eliminating the need for manual inspection journeys.

Susanne Böhm, Managing Director at CM1
' Expertise in business and technology consulting along with agile development make Zühlke the perfect partner and pave the way for long-term cooperation. '
Susanne Böhm
Managing Director CM1 GmbH

Solution - Field testing confirms added value before development commences

As part of an agile end-to-end process, Zühlke developed sensors and edge electronics, created an interface to the AWS Cloud and implemented the desired features and all necessary AWS Cloud components, such as AWS IoT Core, AWS Lambda and Amazon Relational Database Service. All edge components, including Amazon FreeRTOS, were installed with protection in a standard commercial warning lamp. The team used field testing at the prototype stage to confirm acceptance among (end) customers and the added value of the smart connected solution before investments were made in series development.

Benefit - Foundation for further business potential

The beacons work independently and reliably to provide real-time data even under the harshest conditions. The data is then visualised in the AWS cloud or forwarded to subsequent IT systems. Tracking is even possible in urban canyons. Thanks to the agile development and multi-disciplinary expertise at hand, CM1 and Zühlke were able to carry out the project in twelve months, paving the way for further business potential in the area of traffic and infrastructure.

Peter Guentzer
Contact person for Germany

Peter Güntzer

Director Smart Connected Solutions & Partner

Peter Güntzer has many years of implementation experience in the field of Advanced Data Analytics, smart connected products, and IoT. Prior to joining Zühlke, he was technical project manager at Siemens cellular phones and cofounder/CTO of a development and product provider for IoT, telematics & smart connected devices. In recent years he enhanced his expertise to include Data & AI. His passion and responsibility at Zühlke is the successful combination of innovative technology with strategic and entrepreneurial goals, combined with a sense for what is technically feasible. Outside of Zühlke, Peter is involved pro bono in solar energy projects in Africa, both from Germany and locally.

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