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Internet of Things Case Study: ASFINAG

A Smoother Ride on the Austrian Autobahn

By connecting thousands of sensors to an extensive network, Austria's autobahn corporation, ASFINAG, has created a smart highway designed to clear traffic jams before they happen. Through the Internet of Everything, ASFINAG gets the data needed to keep roads safe and drivers happy.

Summary

Challenges

  • Gain data on road, traffic, and weather conditions
  • Communicate accurate information to drivers

Solutions

Data Center

  • Cisco Nexus 5000Series Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 7000Series Switch
  • Cisco UCS Servers

Routing and Switching

  • Cisco Industrial Ethernet 3000 Switch
  • Cisco 7609,7201,3845 Series Routers
  • Cisco 3925 Integrated Services  Router
  • Cisco ME 3400,3750 Series Ethernet Access Switches
  • Cisco Catalyst®2955,3560,3750,2960
  • Cisco Nexus ® Switches

Security

  • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

Voice and IP Communications

  • Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System(PICS)

Data Center

  • Cisco(Cisco UCS®)Servers

Wireless

  • Cisco Wireless Access Points

Results

  • Reduced need for investment through better road use
  • Connected roads, drivers, and authorities nationwide
  • Exceeded EU standards for road transport

What they're saying

"By Connecting roads and drivers, we can get people the information they need for a smoother and safer drive."

Bernd Datler,Managing director, tolling company at ASFINAGH

Who is ASFINAG?

Industry: Transportation

Location: Vienna,Austria

Size: 2700 employees

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