Siemens Canada awarded automatic vehicle location system contract from London Transit Commission

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 19 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada, through Siemens VDO's
Automotive Corporation Commercial Vehicles business division, has been
selected by the London Transit Commission (LTC) to supply and install a
replacement upgrade to LTC's Automatic Vehicle Location/Communication (AVL/C)
    Siemens' AVL/C solution, called the TransitMaster(TM) Intelligent
Transportation System, will provide LTC with precise, real-time bus location
information. The TransitMaster system also features state-of-the-art Computer
Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), Automatic Passenger
Counters, Automated Stop Annunciation, Vehicle Health Monitoring, Traffic
Signal Priority and Traveler Information Signage at bus stops.
    "The Commission unanimously supported Siemens as the bid providing the
best value for London Transit's needs," said Commission Chair Russ Monteith.
"The comprehensive proposal clearly demonstrated an understanding of London
Transit's requirements, current operating environment, the required product
and related support, necessary experience and team to complete the project".
    This project represents a milestone opportunity for Siemens in Canada.
"This agreement is very significant for our growth strategy and is a great
opportunity for both Siemens, the LTC and the citizens of the City of London,"
said Jeff Malpass, General Manager of Siemens Canada's Southwestern Ontario
Region. "We will leverage Siemens' core competencies in infrastructure
delivery, with Siemens VDO's proven experience in the deployment of integrated
solutions." Malpass adds, "By collaborating our resources, we will be able to
provide a best-in-class solution to effectively manage mass transit in
    The LTC upgrade will be installed on 195 fixed-route vehicles and seven
supervisor vehicles over a 12-month period. LTC is a separate corporate entity
serving as an agent for the City of London to provide conventional specialized
public transit services. In terms of conventional service LTC operates 35
routes and serves approximately 18.7 million passengers annually, and is
growing at a rate of one to two percent per year.

    About Siemens in Canada

    Siemens is one of the largest and most diversified companies in the
world, providing innovations in areas such as automation and control, power,
transportation, medical, information and communications, and lighting. In
Canada, Siemens is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with more than 7,500
employees located in 76 offices and seven major manufacturing facilities.
Sales for fiscal 2006 were $2.3 billion.

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the
beliefs of Siemens Canada Limited management. The words "anticipate,"
"believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and
"project," are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements
reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are
subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual
results to be materially different, among others, changes in general economic
and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rate and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited does not intend or assume
any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: DL Leslie, Corporate Communications, Siemens
Canada Limited, Tel: (905) 819-5926, Fax: (905) 819-5793, e-mail:; Hannes Luettringhaus, Marketing Manager, Siemens VDO,
Tel: (319) 743-4579, Fax: (319) 743-1025, e-mail:

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