ITS World Congress 2021: Kapsch TrafficCom to showcase sustainability in traffic control | Traffic Technology Today
When it comes to sustainable mobility in cities, avoiding congestion is key. Intelligent traffic management leads to quick, effective solutions as well as positive effects on the environment and quality of life. From October 11 to 15, experts from Kapsch will be presenting their mobility solutions for digital traffic control and intelligent networking of vehicles and roads at Booth 5405 (Messe Hamburg).
The negative economic and ecological effects of congested road networks are undisputed. For example, a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are due to traffic. The fact that this is also causing resentment among those affected was recently made clear by the Kapsch TrafficCom Index-2021: 70 % of German and 74 % of Austrian respondents no longer consider road traffic emissions acceptable.
Intelligent traffic management allows traffic authorities to record and respond to traffic conditions in real time. While conventional solutions are time-delayed and inaccurate, a proactive solution takes into account current traffic conditions and combines measures such as dynamic pricing, intelligent vehicle routing and signal optimization to manage demand from private motorized transport.
“Traffic congestion and its associated emissions create a public health crisis and cause millions of dollars in lost productivity,” says says Gerd Gröbminger, vice president, sales CENECA at Kapsch TrafficCom. “That’s why we are driving innovation and technology in key areas such as Connected Driving, Smart Roads and Smart Mobility Pricing. All these elements need to work together if we want to achieve sustainable change.”