Seville City Council, through the Department of the Interior, Major Festivals and the Metropolitan Region, is about to launch a new contract for traffic management and traffic light regulation that updates technical systems and adapts to futuristic modes of transport such as trambus .
The local government board has awarded the new contract for the maintenance service, modification, refurbishment and expansion of the traffic light regulation facilities as well as the operation of the mobility management center for the amount of 14.3 million euros for a period of four years.
Improvements and innovations associated with this contract include deriving data from origin-destination matrices using information from telecom operators. Knowledge of these data will enable traffic characterization, with which better traffic light coordination and the implementation of new special schemes will be possible.
These are the tools envisaged in the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and envisages replacement of surveys for destination flow studies of vehicles by supply of data through telecommunication companies. This innovation will lead to better traffic management, traffic light circuits and facilitate the development of special mobility plans for Christmas or spring festivals or large events held in the city.
In addition, it includes the renewal of traffic light regulation technology at intersections affected by priority public transportation systems, as is the case of the Metrocentro in the section between Plaza Nueva and San Bernardo. This upgrade means that the system will already be ready to be implemented in tramway extensions and in new modes of transport such as the Tranvibus.
With this upgrade, it will be possible to integrate the new equipment with the rest of the Mobility Management Center system, resulting in improved commercial speed of the trams, as well as less impact on private traffic.
The new contract also includes other innovations such as the installation and start-up of a new control system for high-tonnage vehicles; possibility of installing cinemameters in urban environments (radar) to improve road safety; Or upgrade of network electronics to adapt communication infrastructure to new IP technologies.