Indra has secured the first automated vehicle management contract in Oceania with Australian highways market leader Transurban. For an undisclosed amount, the Spanish multinational is offering its artificial intelligence technology, data analysis, big data and various cognitive models for the operation of critical infrastructure.
Indra has integrated the management of two highways with a total length of 87 kilometers and an additional 16 kilometers of the four largest tunnels in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, into a single control center. In addition to the design and commissioning of the In-Mova Traffic platform, the company will also be responsible for its maintenance. Among other benefits, the system will improve efficiency, safety and service quality on the roads, always in real time, both in routine and emergency situations.
Company sources explain that In-Mova Traffic “offers a high level of automation and integrates the latest digital technologies to facilitate communication with connected vehicles.” Among other things, In-Mova Traffic allows “to collect and analyze current and historical traffic data , generate reports and, thanks to artificial intelligence algorithms, carry out predictive models to ensure the greatest possible efficiency in traffic management in the future.” In addition, the company adds: “By integrating intelligent technology for incident management, the system guides the operator in a simple and efficient way to react correctly in every case.”
Likewise, the technology platform leverages an open, highly flexible and configurable system to grow with the integration of any other new system that Transurban Queensland may require in the future.
To ensure that the management of highways and tunnels offers the highest levels of reliability, security and flexibility, the Spanish multinational “has also equipped a secondary control center so that all monitoring systems are duplicated in two redundant data centers.”
Megaproject in the southern hemisphere
Manuel López Villena, director of transport and infrastructure in Indra’s mobility business, clarifies: “This is probably the largest tunnel migration project to date in the southern hemisphere, both in terms of extent and complexity” and the scale of the assets included in it “It is “It is important to highlight that the entire transition process to the new platform was carried out without affecting the operation and performance of the assets, demonstrating our ability to manage and execute the most complex projects,” emphasizes .
To date, Indra has developed more than 2,500 projects in the transport sector, with Spanish-made technology distributed in more than a hundred cities in more than 50 countries on five continents.
According to the company, Indra has deployed more than 15,000 devices on Queensland’s two Transurban highways, which will allow it to process more than 400,000 signals. To date, the company has conducted 6,000 tests on Transurban’s production operating systems during the migration phase, analyzing more than 450,000 daily trips.