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Intelligent system for public transport management in Castellón marks the end of a successful year for Kapsch TrafficCom in Spain

Kapsch TrafficCom has announced it is implementing an intelligent public transport system in the Spanish city of Castellón, in order to manage mobility more efficiently. 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 €5m 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.