Jose Miguel Cortes Arcas: Helping Spain's ITS sector to thrive
ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, the Spanish public organisation in charge of the promotion of Spanish companies internationally in cooperation with Spain’s commercial offices abroad, is here at the ITS World Congress to promote Spanish ITS competence on stand E 52. And it is not a difficult task. The Spanish ITS industry has built up an enviable reputation in planning, building, equipping and operating transport infrastructures, and ICEX points to four examples of Spanish companies who are showcasing their cutting-edge technology here in Vienna.
Quercus Technologies (on Stand F52) manufactures smart detection units based on advanced computer vision algorithms for parking, traffic and enforcement applications. The company, already established in Brazil, is now targeting the American market, having recently established a new subsidiary in the USA.
Meanwhile SICE, on Stand C62, is a worldwide leading systems integrator focused on advanced traffic management systems for roads and tunnels and toll collection systems. The company is present in 28 countries and has been recently awarded with tunnel systems projects in the USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Another Spanish company being highlighted by ICEX is Trafficnow (Stand A64) which manufactures high-quality bluetooth sensors in a variety of formats. Traffic operators from 20 different countries already rely on their technology.
TSS-Transport Simulation Systems, on Stand P12, develops and markets the well-known Aimsun traffic simulation software, which is uniquely capable of fusing static, dynamic and hybrid approaches within a single environment.
As ICEX points out, more extensive information about Spanish ITS capabilities can be found at stand E52 where Amec Urbis and ITS Spain, the two main associations representing the industry, will be joining Spanish Export and Investment Promotion Agency during the ITS World Congress.