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Press Release

10/11/2017

Madrid City Council selects Kapsch TrafficCom technology to implement an intelligent mobility system

  • EcoTrafiX™ will be used to obtain precise data on the real mobility status in the city, thanks to the use of artificial vision cameras and Big Data techniques.
  • The total project investment is 1.9 million Euros
     

Vienna/Madrid, October 11, 2017 – Kapsch TrafficCom, international supplier of technology, services and solutions for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), has been selected by the Madrid City Council to implement an intelligent mobility system. With a total investment of 1.9 million Euros, the purpose of the project is to capture comprehensive data in order to accurately identify real traffic situations in the city, including all mobility modes: pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles and cars.

As a result of this contract, Kapsch shall extend the data gathering network in the streets of Madrid by installing a network of 120 permanent traffic counting stations, equipped with intelligent artificial vision sensors to count traffic, as well as another 40 stations for pedestrians and cyclists, in order to continuously monitor mobility in the city's streets.

To process the information, the city council will install the Kapsch EcoTrafiX™ software platform; a tool designed to capture, aggregate, archive and supervise various data sources, helping municipal technicians to obtain an aggregate overview for subsequent analysis.

The urban traffic management solution will integrate the data obtained from the stations with various specific measurements such as traffic intensities, instant speeds, directional traffic count and characterisation, as well as any others considered necessary by the General Subdirectorate for Mobility Implementation and Transportation. This way, the Madrid City Council will analyse and identify the causes of congestions and propose efficient solutions for mitigation. Furthermore, the system will consolidate the data obtained from a statistical sample of sensorised vehicles, providing real time information on traffic, as well as others obtained from other municipal services, such as municipal car parks (location, usage), public street parking (SER), police reports, public transportation and any other that may be relevant to the Madrid City Council.

The EcoTrafiX™ platform will improve Madrid city traffic data management thanks to its capacity to produce new types of reports and objective data. The result will be better management of transport infrastructures and systems while also providing new tools to suitably plan future activities, aiming to reinforce options made available to citizens to commute.


Kapsch TrafficCom is a supplier of Intelligent Transport Systems applied to toll collection, traffic management, intelligent urban mobility, safety as well as traffic protection and connected vehicles. As a unique solutions supplier, Kapsch TrafficCom offers complete solutions covering the entire supply chain of its customers, from components and design, to system implementation and commissioning. In addition to reducing contamination, the Kapsch TrafficCom mobility solutions turn traffic safer, more reliable and comfortable in any urban street or highway.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a recognised international supplier of intelligent transport systems thanks to the many successfully completed projects in over 50 countries worldwide. The family company, with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, celebrated this year 2017, 125 years of success developing and implementing new technologies to help its customers. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom has affiliates and branches in over 30 countries. Since 2007, the company is listed in the Vienna Stock Exchange (KTCG). Today, Kapsch TrafficCom employs over 4,800 employees. The turnover of the company in fiscal year 2016/17 was approximately 648.5 million Euros.

 

Press contact:

Alf Netek
Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer
Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1700
alf.netek@kapsch.net
Alexandra Vieh
Head of Marketing and PR, Global
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50811 1728
alexandra.vieh@kapsch.net

Investor contact:

Hans Lang
Investor Relations Officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1122
ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net