Telvent rolls out Saudi Arabia’s first smart transportation system

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Traffic on King Abdullah Road has seen a remarkable improvement in global mobility and driver safety

Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, has completed implementation of the company’s intelligent transportation system, Telvent SmartMobilityTM Road Suite, on King Abdullah Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This is the first smart transportation system to be implemented in Saudi Arabia. Based on Telvent´s SmartMobilityTM technology, this solution manages interurban expressway traffic through a centralized platform. It controls and manages the four tunnels and the entire range of field devices in place along the expressway’s length of 6 kilometers, increasing user safety and security and improving infrastructure maintenance.

The solution also provides real-time information on traffic conditions, which enables local authorities to respond rapidly in a coordinated manner to any incidents that may occur on the expressway, in accordance with action plans that are predetermined by the application. Citizens, in turn, can also make use of this information in real time, gaining the capability to select the route that best suits their interests at any time.

The project, which began in September 2010, has achieved a variety of additional benefits for users, including a reduction in both the number of accidents and in travel times within city limits, as well as a drop in fuel consumption. All of this results in a reduction in the release of pollutants, thereby improving air quality, in addition to helping to create a safer and more pleasant environment for citizens.

According to Telvent Chairman and CEO, Ignacio González: “It is a pleasure for Telvent to attest to the achievement of a high level of efficiency in Riyadh’s traffic management and improvement in user safety, security and mobility conditions. We are proud to consolidate the company’s position in the Middle East as a strategic leader in smart transportation systems”.

The project executed is part of the strategic plan which the Arriyadh Development Authority has drawn up for the city. This plan is contributing to rapid and sustainable city development in economic, social, architectural and environmental terms. Telvent, in turn, continues to work with local authorities towards fulfilling their objective of creating a smarter and more sustainable city. The company is developing a new project that will enable implementation of SmartMobility advanced mobility management technology in extending the road network in the Arriyadh Old Airport area.

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About Telvent

Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (http://www.telvent.com)

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About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
http://www.schneider-electric.com

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