Monterrey – Saltillo highway stands out for its high-tech traffic management system by Kapsch TrafficCom
- State-of-the-art Intelligent Transportation System from Kapsch TrafficCom increases highway safety
Vienna/Mexico City, December 13, 2022 – This year, the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) implemented by the Austrian company Kapsch TrafficCom began operating on the Monterrey – Saltillo highway, a toll road concessioned by Concesionaria Autopista Monterrey Saltillo, CAMS, which is part of the Roadis group.
The main objective of the new system is to improve safety on the highway, where low visibility caused by fog during certain times of the year increases the probability of accidents.
Supported by other operational processes implemented by the concessionaire on the highway, the result translated into a visible drop in the number of serious accidents in the last few years since the start of the project implementation. Even with increasing traffic in 2022, the number of serious accidents on the highway continues to fall, according to data from the concessionaire.
Victor Michelet, Systems Director for Mexico at Roadis, comments: "Our purpose as a company has always been to protect human life and we have a very serious commitment to work safety and the safety of highway users. That is why in late 2017 we started looking at how technology could help us in that issue and we decided, along with a series of investments, to also invest in the technological part."
The project by Kapsch consists of the improvement and modernization of the entire intelligent transport system. This includes both legacy equipment as well as the incorporation of new state-of-the-art equipment and systems to improve the ability to monitor the highway and ensure the functionality and operability of the traffic management software.
For this, the latest version of EcoTrafiX™ was implemented, integrating more than 100 devices for its operation along the 96km of the highway. This makes Monterrey – Saltillo one of the highways with the most devices per kilometer in the country.
Victor Michelet comments: "We opted for the EcoTrafiX™ solution because of the versatility and the manageable part of what it presents in preventive terms, such as constant monitoring of what happens on the highway, and also in reactive ones, such as action plans and automatic protocols. What we wanted was to have the centralized knowledge of everything that is happening, and now we have the ability to visualize almost the entire highway and make proactive management decisions."
On behalf of Kapsch TrafficCom, Santiago Rosas, Solution Consulting Manager for Mexico, comments: “We cooperated with the concessionaire for the design and adaptation of the project to maximize the functionalities and meet the requirements. This includes the creation of response plans based on low visibility conditions and reports focused on the specific needs of the concessionaire."
Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility with successful projects in more than 50 countries. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion.
With one-stop-shop-solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems.
Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries and is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2021/22 financial year, 4,220 employees generated revenues of about EUR 520 million.