Kapsch showcasing integrated mobility platform at Intertraffic Amsterdam

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Austrian transportation technology giant Kapsch TrafficCom has been highlighting its smart, safe and sustainable integrated mobility systems for cities, highways and tunnels at the Intertraffic Amsterdam event taking place in the Netherlands from March 20 to 23.

Kapsch says it has upgraded its portfolio by maximizing the development of integrated multi-modal transportation applications and forward-looking intelligent mobility solutions (IMS), to achieve better overall travel, whether on the highway or in the city.

The company notes that transportation management requires the full integration of traffic and mobility services, which have previously been considered separately. Travelers need real-time information about transport options and multimodal route alternatives, including booking and payment services.

Authorities and mobility operators need to manage traffic in real time, based on current events, and provide fast assistance in case of emergencies. Kapsch is demonstrating how these modal shift and traffic management elements can be combined into one platform.

A key component of this solution is Kapsch’s EcoTrafiX integrated mobility management system, which helps to reduce travel time and carbon emissions while improving travelers’ safety. By integrating all traffic data from both vehicles and infrastructure into a real-time dynamic visualization system, authorities and operators can optimize traffic.

The platform’s users benefit from decision support for reactive response to incidents and events, as well as multi-agency coordination. Another key component of the system is the FluidHub cloud-based service, which is the smart connecting part of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) ecosystem. FluidHub integrates and connects data gathered and managed via ExoTrafiX and allows mobility service providers to offer optimized transport packages.

Kapsch has been demonstrating how real-time traffic, air quality information, smart parking, and connected vehicle-to-everything (V2X) data are merged into mobility applications in the ExoTrafiX platform, allowing travelers to plan trips, book transport services, and experience the ease of integrating and configuring new mobility options.

In addition to its integrated mobility solutions, Kapsch has been showing its latest tolling and connected vehicles portfolio, which increases its focus on road user services. The new VDX sensor is lightweight, compact, cost-efficient and combines several features, such as video detection, classification systems, ALPR, front/rear cameras and illumination, into one device.

Focusing on how V2X technology relies on data from vehicles and infrastructure being interconnected with each other, Kapsch is showcasing its new Roadside Unit (RIS-9160), which was recently tested in a V2X pilot test installation on Lithuania’s A1 motorway from Kaunas to Vilnius.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since he joined the company in May 2014. Prior to this he worked on some of the UK's leading consumer magazine titles including Men's Health and Glamour, beginning his career in journalism in 1997 after graduating with a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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