New core system for traffic management in Austria
Press release

On April 9th 2018, the starting signal was given for the setting up of the new core system for traffic management on the high-level express-road network in Austria (VMIS 2.0).

The Swiss-German-Austrian consortium VMIS-EHE, consisting of EBP Schweiz AG, Heusch/Boesefeldt GmbH and evon GmbH, has been awarded the contract for the "Traffic Management and Information System 2.0 (VMIS 2.0) Core System and Operating GUI" by ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH. EBP Deutschland GmbH will lead the consortium and be in charge of the project management.

Key subject of VMIS 2.0 is the development, commissioning, migration, operation and further development of the core traffic management system and the uniform user interface for all traffic management centers of ASFINAG ("Operator GUI"). 

An example of a modern traffic management center of ASFiNAG Maut Service GmbH. Photo: evon

As with the existing system, the new core traffic management system will consist of several regional traffic management centers and a superordinate traffic control center, which will provide the following functions:

  • monitoring, control, configuration and parameterization of roadside equipment
  • largely automated traffic control by means of a new control model
  • data source for different customers within (VMIS 2.0 Central Data Management + Reporting) and outside the VMIS 2.0 context (e.g. traffic information services)
  • provision of interfaces for external systems, in particular opening the control system for external systems (e.g. cooperative services) and for a direct communication between sub-centers and tunnel systems
  • system-wide basic functionalities such as message management, user and rights management, geo-manager
  • traffic engineering workstation for the processing and optimization of traffic engineering configurations and parameter settings 

 

The new operator GUI is intended to provide a uniform and modern user interface for the operation of all ASFINAG technical facilities that are important for traffic management. Apart from the operation of the existing traffic control facilities in the field, this also includes the operation of the tunnel facilities and a large number of other traffic management systems (e.g. emergency call, event management and video).

An important aspect in the replacement of the existing system is to ensure seamless and uninterrupted migration to the new systems in the sense of an undisturbed operations management. This applies in particular to the error-free operation and uninterrupted control of the road-side equipment as well as to ensuring the basic supply of the system with/by traffic engineering configurations and parameters.

In addition to development, commissioning and migration, the contract also covers the operation and further development of the core traffic management system and the operator GUI. This includes both ongoing maintenance and servicing and the continuous further development of the VMIS 2.0 system. The planned service life of VMIS 2.0 is designed for 17 years.

To illustrate the complexity of the project, some key data are compiled below: In total, more than 33,000 resources for traffic control will be integrated into the new system along the entire traffic network (2,183 kilometers). In addition, there are around 160 tunnels. In six regional traffic management centers, more than 200 ASFiNAG employees will help to make the traffic on Austria's main traffic arteries as free-floating as possible.

 

The members of ARGE VMIS-EHE from left to right: Dr. Ludger Paus (Managing Director EBP Deutschland GmbH and lead partner of the consortium), Daniel Matheus, Ewald Murra, Michael Schmidt, Dr. Dirk Hübner (Managing Director Heusch Boesefeldt GmbH), Berthold Jansen (Managing Director Heusch Boesefeldt GmbH), Christian Kliche, Roman Ruthofer (Managing Director evon), Jürgen Bockhorn, Paul Sattinger, Andreas Leitner (Managing Director evon). Photo: evon

 

ARGE VMIS-EHE
c/o EBP Deutschland GmbH
Am Hamburger Bahnhof 4
10557 Berlin
Germany

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