Siemens has officially acquired Aimsun SL. The two companies announced the decision at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 (see photo) and closing was successfully completed on April 4th 2018. The two parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the deal. Aimsun will be managed as a legally independent company under the roof of the Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) business within the Mobility Division.
The growing volume of individual traffic, especially in booming metropolitan areas, as well as new requirements driven by technological developments such as shared and autonomous mobility, force traffic planners and operators to take a new perspective on the mobility of the future. Data-driven solutions are considered as key to also address resource constraints and environmental protection considerations. Aimsun develops software that simulates future traffic flows in the planning phase of construction projects. Based on data, it supports its users to make more effective and efficient decisions for the realization of their projects. In daily traffic management, Aimsun has developed a software solution that uses real-time data to help to optimize traffic flows and predict as well as prevent congestion before it occurs. More than 4,600 users in 79 countries are using the predictive solutions of Aimsun.
Located close to the German, Luxembourg and Belgian borders, Metz Métropole (Metz Metropolitan Community) has 230,000 inhabitants spread over 44 municipalities.
Metz Métropole has already used Aimsun Next software interfaced with the GERTRUDE regulation system for traffic studies to identify points of congestion in the network. The Métropole team renews its confidence in Aimsun by now internally building a static traffic model. The aim of the static model is to better evaluate all types of development proposals, particularly in relation to the development of urban public transport infrastructure.