Intelligent system for public transport management in Castellón marks the end of a successful year for Kapsch TrafficCom in Spain.
Vienna, 19. December 2019 – Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) has announced it is implementing an intelligent public transport system in the city of Castellón, in order to manage mobility more efficient. The project includes a mobile application to inform citizens in real time about timetables, permitted journeys or sanctions. In addition, barrier posts that block traffic from pedestrian zones in the old town will be replaced by a license plate recognition system. This makes it possible to recognise vehicle entrances and exits by automatic reading, the length of stay, and unauthorized journeys.
The project has a budget of more than five million euros and will be executed over five years. Also included are permanent and portable gauging units that measure the speed of each vehicle and the intensity and occupation of lanes, with eleven access points to the city. Additionally, gauging units for bicycles and people will continuously transmit their analysis to a data centre. The contract also foresees a maintenance plan and technical support for the management, maintenance and operation of traffic control.
Kapsch helps cities get smart.
Throughout 2019, Kapsch's innovative strength has been reflected in numerous projects in the domestic market. These include the management of vehicle access control to Bilbao’s Old Town in a joint venture with Etra Norte, and in the city of Avilés, with similar projects in Pamplona, León, Palencia or Málaga.
In addition, Kapsch has developed a project for the Madrid City Council involving the implementation of a smart mobility system, providing real time accurate data with the help of artificial vision cameras and big data techniques. This system is helping to improve traffic management in the city of Madrid, resulting in a better management of transport systems and infrastructures.
In Vitoria, Donostia, La Coruña, Valladolid and Huelva, the Kapsch system EcoTrafiX™ has already been implemented. This tool collects, aggregates, archives and monitors various data sources in order to provide local technical management with a collective view of this data, obtaining an analysis for real-time management.
Ceuta Ciudad Segura Award.
In addition to the milestones achieved in 2019, the Ceuta Ciudad Segura solution implemented by Kapsch this year received the ASIS International Award. The SafeCity system will integrally manage data using a sophisticated camera system. The embedded tools can solve a variety of problems, such as precise knowledge of the real-time traffic situation through license plate recognition, early detection of forest fires through thermal imaging cameras, or the improvement of citizen security through facial recognition technology.
"Smart Urban Mobility is one of the main strategic focuses for Kapsch in Spain. In 2019, the company has successfully continued to establish collaborative agreements with different public bodies with regards to the implementation of intelligent transport systems. This promotes efficient, safe and sustainable urban mobility. We have already implemented several important projects”, said Javier Aguirre, president of Kapsch TrafficCom for Spain and Portugal.
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution.
Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.