The inaugural Intertraffic Mexico 2016
The first edition of Intertraffic Mexico has just wrapped up, with the Mexican capital putting on a spectacle. Mexico City is at a cross road with public pressure and policies. While the community demands better transport options, the government lags on the implementation. The city is embracing smart technologies, but “85% of its budget for transportation infrastructure is spent on projects for private automobiles”.
The Intertraffic presentations focused on road safety, Intelligent Transport Systems, cycling promotion and infrastructure, and innovative approaches to mobility. While road safety is a global concern, countries like Paraguay and El Salvador suffer extremely high road death rates, above 20 per 100,00 people per year.
Presentations focused on road safety, ITS, cycling and innovative approaches to mobility.
With a strong commitment to improving safety and preventing accidents, Lic. Manuel Alejandro Martínez Badillo, Undersecretary for Traffic Control of the Ministry of Public Security of Mexico City, has encouraged the usage of technology for understanding and managing traffic.
MetroCount @ Intertraffic Mexico
MetroCount offers world leading solutions for understanding traffic conditions. Our systems provide accurate data on volumes, class, speed, road capacity, etc. This is one of the reasons why our Intertraffic stand was crawling with visitors from all over the world. The common thread, a need to record accurate traffic data across road networks.
The latest generation of tube counters, RoadPod® VT, received plenty of interest due to its remote access capabilities. An excellent standalone traffic counter, the RoadPod VT can be extended with the FieldPod® remote access services, to enable data download and system status checks over the mobile data network.
The enthusiasm around our bike counters has highlighted South America’s rising interest in cycling. The portable RidePod™ BT system and the piezo-embedded RidePod™ BP both collect axle data, resulting in highly accurate data on volume, speed, class and direction with the ability to count bikes travelling in clusters.
Overall, our Mexican adventures left us optimistic about the future of traffic monitoring in Latin America. We are very excited about the region’s potential and willingness to improve their road networks and we look forward to contributing to this change.