Intertraffic Mexico presents smart mobility solutions for Latin America


Close to 130 exhibiting companies will present their innovations and integrated solutions in infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, road safety and parking at the third edition of Intertraffic Mexico, which runs November 13-15 in Mexico City.

With the three-day conference and exhibition set to highlight best practices from the traffic technology and mobility industry, more than 4,000 professionals from the industry are expected to attend Intertraffic Mexico 2018 to establish strategic business relationships and explore distribution channels across the Latin America region.

Co-organized by RAI Amsterdam and the EJ Krause/Tarsus local partnership, the event also serves as a platform for collaborations between governments, research institutes and private companies in order to achieve efficient, sustainable and healthy mobility for citizens. During the event’s extensive conference program, national and international speakers will focus on current and future mobility challenges.

The conference program includes 20 high-level presentations given by national and international experts including:

• Professor Cristopher Zegras from the Massachusetts Institute of  Technology (MIT), who will talk about how to incorporate citizenship in urban transportation planning and the implications of autonomous mobility for urban planning;

• Mark van Kerkhof, managing consultant for smart and green mobility at APPM Management Consultants, who will show the Dutch approach in electromoblility;

• Leonardo Vásquez, project manager at Fanalca – Transdev Colombia, will lead the VIP session and will cover the operation of massive fleets of electric buses, the perspective of an international operator, the strategic differences of diesel and electric technology, and the challenges, advantages and complexities of technological change.

At today’s official opening ceremony of Intertraffic Mexico, the Intertraffic Award Latin America will be presented to the most innovative solution from the three nominated projects selected by the judging panel. The nominees are:

• The Livink smart mobility service from the Mexican company Autotraffic, which enables the collection of information for specialized analyses, including sensor installation, traffic counts, and a methodology for evaluating public spaces and infrastructure to improve urban mobility;

• The deployment of Kapsch’s EcoTrafiX comprehensive mobility management platform in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, which integrated various independent traffic control system brands and technologies at 3,800 intersections, with ITS equipment that included 2,400 traffic detection cameras, 60 variable message signs and traffic sensors, spread across four control centers, into one master management and multimodal mobility information system;

• The ‘COMPARE beyond ALPR’ software product from the Brazilian company Pumatronix, which allows users to find a particular vehicle within an image database by analyzing the similarity of its ‘digital fingerprint’, in cases where license plate recognition (LPR) information may not be available.

At a kick-off event last week, José Navarro Meneses, general director of B2B media group Tarsus México, said, “In the coming years, cities must overcome challenges to create a livable and sustainable environment, where mobility plays a fundamental role. In 2050, 70% of the population will live in cities and demand efficient public transport, better roads, as well as products, systems, services, technology and solutions for a better performance of people, institutions and companies. In light of this, cities and municipalities demand more intelligent mobility systems and Intertraffic Mexico helps solve present and future challenges.”

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