What thoughts has the latest Spanish Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems left us with?

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) congress


In April ITS España together with the New Transport Technology Forum (Asociación Foro de Nuevas Tecnologías en el Transporte) held the latest Intelligent Transportation System congress.

Efficient and sustainable mobility

Very specific issues were dealt with such as smart cities, while information was given on cooperative systems, ITS, open data and new traffic data sources.

This event was crucial for the development of road transport systems, incorporating as it did the Internet of Things in the interests of more efficient and sustainable mobility.

GMV took an active part in the congress, giving papers on, among other issues, eco-driving systems and the European cooperative ITS platform C-Roads, of which GMV forms part.

ITS favors efficient, swift mobility

On the third day diverse experts argued that the advances will not only improve today’s services but also the driving experience.

Smart Ticketing

The competent transport authorities, together with the operators, have to make due arrangements for smartphones to serve not only as a means of payment but also as their own recharging terminal.

Some regional authorities, notably, have already set up various programs designed to improve regional and cross-border mobility.

An application, e-mobility, has also been launched, to speed up the public-transport purchasing process in any city. Not only that, but it also includes an aid system for the visually impaired.

Mobility-simplifying technology

With the collaboration of GMV and TMB, a mobile application has been brought in to improve information for the visually impaired; this tells users if the bus they are waiting for is close by, at the stop or still far off. Drivers themselves are forewarned of the presence of this visually-impaired passenger waiting at the stop.

BilboBus has brought in four systems with different functions. This cuts communication costs and simplifies information management.

MAAS, Mobility as a Service

As for solutions that deal with mobility as a service or purchase, TAKSEE is a service for taxi firms. Under this system the traveler no longer has to pay in cash; rather the firms are billed directly for the trips taken by their personnel. This simplifies administrative tasks, making it possible to match fares with the number of journeys.

NOMMON is a system that can forecast the behavior of users such as transport consumers, making supply-side management much easier.

RAAS, RENFE as a Service

This platform pools all transport operators to offer a multimodal door-to-door service. It could thus become the mobility platform par excellence.

Users will be offered the best option at all times, even if this is not a RENFE service. To facilitate this, Spain’s national railway network RENFE will redesign its commercial range, launching a low-cost line.

In short, ITSs are here to stay. Tell us which solutions strike you as most attractive.

Las opiniones vertidas por el autor son enteramente suyas y no siempre representan la opinión de GMV
The author’s views are entirely his own and may not reflect the views of GMV

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