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New from Cubic and Microsoft: NextTraffic™

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) on June 6, 2016 announced the launch of NextTraffic™ transportation and traffic management system. The announcement took place at the ITS European Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland.

NextTraffic™ is a joint venture of CTS and Microsoft, which is providing its Azure™ Cloud technology. “NextTraffic combines CTS’ expertise in transportation payment and information technologies with Microsoft’s leadership in enterprise solutions,” Cubic said.

NextTraffic™ is described as “a flexible and scalable cloud-enabled platform that allows the collection, processing, monitoring, controlling and management of all traffic elements on multiple computer networks in one source. This provides for control of surface transportation and better utilization of roads and networks. NextTraffic supports system-wide data collection, processing and sharing of information to travelers and cities with a modern and flexible solution that can work with the customer’s existing infrastructure and through the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.”

CTS will launch the first demonstration of NextTraffic at the ITS European Congress in Glasgow followed by ITS America 2016, June 12 – 15, San Jose, Calif.

“This collaboration allows us to utilize the full power of Microsoft technology to improve our solutions today and develop future-proof, scalable solutions for tomorrow,” said CTS Vice President of Strategy Boris Karsch. “This strategic relationship will be beneficial for both companies as we build on CTS’ expertise in payment and information systems for public transportation and traffic management and Microsoft’s world-leading enterprise solutions.”

“Smart city transportation solutions have the potential to improve traffic patterns, reduce congestion, contribute to economic growth and revolutionize city planning, all while improving the quality of transportation around the city,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Toni Townes-Whitley. “We’re excited to work with Cubic, a domain expert in its field, to develop new transportation solutions for our customers.”

CTS is the provider of London’s Oyster card, Chicago’s Ventra card, New York’s Metrocard and many other fare collection systems around the world.






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