Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded three major contract wins in Latin America to provide advanced traffic management systems to Buenos Aires (Argentina), Lima (Peru) and the Panama City (Panama). The Austrian headquartered mobility expert thus strengthens both its local footprint in the Latin American region as well as its expertise in managing dense traffic environments in major cities around the globe.
“The increasing demand shows that the topic of Smart Urban Mobility is becoming more and more important worldwide and that we are well ahead with our offer through both solution competence and implementation strength” said André F. Laux, COO of Kapsch TrafficCom.
In Buenos Aires, Kapsch’s urban traffic management software EcoTrafiXTM will be used as lead mobility dashboard system integrating existing urban traffic control and management systems and aims for better coordination between agencies as well as better access to transportation information enabling high quality decisions and planning for the city mobility strategy. Around three million citizens of Buenos Aires and nine million from surrounding areas will benefit from the intelligent traffic management system that will control more than 3800 intersections integrating four different technologies, protocols and vendors, 60 variable message signs, 150 CCTV cameras, and different traffic sensing technologies. The system will also integrate information from public services like trains, buses, subway and shared bicycles. The project will be rounded off with the integration of existing third-party ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) and urban traffic control systems enabling a multi-agency coordination for events management. Information of the police, fire brigades, ambulances or citizen travel information and more can be included in the future.
In Lima, Kapsch is responsible for engineering, implementation, installation, centralization and maintenance of almost 300 intersections. The contract was awarded by the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima. EcoTrafiXTM will be used to control more than 5,000 traffic lights, 128 CCTV cameras, 860 vehicle detection devices, 90 kilometers of optical fiber, 63 bluetooth detection system sensors and 15 variable message signs. The system will deliver also advanced functions such as origin-destiny-matrix to better monitor movements and flows of vehicles and improve traffic conditions. All will be controlled via a new videowall and server equipment for the main traffic control center. This new contract strengthens Kapsch’s position in the Andean region and Central America, where urban traffic management systems by Kapsch are used in the main cities throughout the Latin America (e.g. Rio de Janeiro (BR), Santo Domingo (RD), Quito (EC), and others).
In Panama, Kapsch was commissioned by the Transit and Land Transportation Authority to implement a preventive and corrective maintenance of the traffic lights centralization system of the City of Panama. The system was initially installed in 2006 based on the solutions EcoTrafiXTM Expert and EcoTrafiXTM Controller. The contract has a duration over the next 18 months.