Telvent, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, announced that it has been awarded a project to develop the smart mobility management system in the city of Quito, Ecuador. The project, headed up by the Metropolitan Public Mobility and Public Works Co., is intended to solve the traffic problems facing the two million citizens in Quito’s metropolitan area each day.
Telvent says it will begin by implementing a system based on the company’s SmartMobility technology to centralize city traffic management. Operators will have the capability to monitor and manage traffic in real time, reorder traffic flow according to existing needs and respond rapidly in a coordinated fashion to any incident or emergency situation occurring throughout the road network.
Also envisioned is the implementation of a variety of systems geared towards lowering present traffic accident rates. This will involve, on the one hand, red light photo and lane intrusion violation control systems, and, on the other, the video surveillance system that will monitor traffic status throughout the metropolitan area.
The new mobility management center also will incorporate a system that will give priority to urban trolley bus traffic to encourage use of public transportation over private transportation. Telvent says that Quito´s noise and air pollution will be reduced and travel time will be decreased, especially during rush hour, improving citizens´ quality of life.
“This project underscores our company’s intense activity in Latin America,” says Ignacio Gonzalez, Telvent chairman and chief executive officer. “Quito’s authorities have entrusted Telvent to execute an ambitious project that will put the most innovative technology and traffic control specialization to work for the city’s citizens. We are proud to take part in this smart mobility management challenge with the aim of achieving increased traffic fluidity, improved air quality and, ultimately, enhanced quality of life for the inhabitants of the city of Quito.”