First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Austrian-based traffic technology provider Kapsch TrafficCom
will implement its EcoTrafix
software in a €5.8m (£5.11m) project to help create a Smart City Strategy, in Malaga. The solution is said to integrate all of the city’s systems for urban mobility and provide real-time data of the state of traffic, enabling citizens and visitors to choose the best mode of transport for their journeys.
Kapsch will manage the Malaga Traffic Mobility Observatory's traffic regulation system at the City's Management Centre as well as provide the access control system for the historical city centre.
Kapsch will also handle the operations and maintenance of the Malaga Control Centre through integrating all hardware and information systems in a single Mobility Operations Centre with the intention of improving communication and collaboration between all systems and agents involved in traffic management. This new focus intends to reduce costs of traffic congestion and optimise resource use via more efficient planning.
Additionally, EcoTrafiX’s Events and Incidents Management module is said to help the council reduce response times for roadworks, bottlenecks or accidents, and establish coordinated solutions that aim to provide citizens with more secure mobility.
André Laux, chief operating officer, Kapsch TrafficCom, said: "We are proud that the City Hall of Malaga, one of the leading smart cities, has trusted us to improve urban mobility management. This new contract represents an important step forward that evidences our capacity and solid position in the intelligent traffic management solutions sector for Smart Cities".