ITS thoroughfare infrastructures
Thoroughfare transport to optimize overland mobility
Intelligent Transportation Systems
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Ikusi undertook in Chile the project for a “Toll System with Barrier, Traffic Systems and Tag Operator for Route 160 Coronel-Tres Pinos”. The project included the deployment of several intelligent transport systems, such as SOS posts, CCTV, network electronics, capacity and optic fiber infrastructure.
Acciona, the company charged with building an 88-kilometer stretch of Route 160, was Ikusi’s end client. The works were considered a milestone in the connectivity of the Chilean provinces of Arauco and Concepción.
Ikusi actively participated in starting up the so-called Supersur highway in Bilbao. Ikusi was awarded the supply, installation, integration and start-up of the security systems for the tunnel of the new road along with other companies.
The infrastructure manager once more confided in Ikusi, this time to implant a traffic management solution. The new solution purports to encourage heavy vehicles to pass through Supersur, the new thoroughfare, instead of using the older, more crowded A-8. Ikusi implanted a free-flow detection, identification and vehicular classification system to sanction vehicles not observing the traffic instructions laid down for heavy vehicles.
As a result of the strong thrust in new thoroughfare infrastructure as well as the need to adapt existing infrastructure to the European Directive on tunnel safety, the Regional Government of Gipuzkoa saw the need to specifically deal with the preservation of electronic components alon with tunnel safety and control elements by means of a special contract.
The solution implemented allows for continuous improvement as well as advanced data and coordination management over the different stakeholders involved in operating the infrastructure.
Shadow toll systems are beginning to take root in Spain, and Ikusi, with a proven record in this sector, became the company chosen to install them. Ikusi was the company selected to install a shadow toll system on the Salnés highway, specifically between the towns of Meis and Sanxenxo in the province of Pontevedra.
This is a 17-kilometer stretch that, in summer, supports a traffic intensity of 15,000 vehicles a day. The project, commissioned by the concession-holder Ausal, composed of Copasa, Puentes y Calzadas, and Caixanova, included, apart from the shadow toll system, closed circuit TV, communications, SOS posts, variable-message panels, weather stations and all control center equipment.
Ikusi was the company charged with supplying and installing the traffic and safety systems in the tunnels of four Itinere highways in Asturias, Valencia, Galicia and Segovia. The project included multiple systems, outstanding among which were video surveillance, SOS posts, variable-message panels, IT network, optic fiber cabling and weather stations. In addition, the Asturias project included safety systems for two tunnels measuring 500 and 350 meters, where Ikusi installed cameras, automatic incident detection systems, gas detection systems and traffic lights, among other equipment.
Along with the companies Electra and Indra, Ikusi was awarded the contract for the equipment and systems of the Arlabán and Zarimutz tunnels, both along the Eskoriatza-Isuzkitza stretch of the Eibar-Vitoria highway.
The significance of this award was determined, among other concerns, by the length of the Arlabán tunnel, at 3.4 kilometers the longest in the Basque Country. This tunnel was equipped with safety systems that enabled the infrastructure to meet all the European Union safety requirements.
But in addition to the Arlabán tunnel, Ikusi also took charge of the equipment and systems for the Zarimutz tunnel along the same highway. This tunnel, 400 meters long, also avails of a wide range of equipment including fans, luminous signals, loudspeakers, cameras, SOS posts and a fire detection system.
Ikusi has installed five traffic control panels to improve traffic at the entrances and exits of the city of Cali (Colombia). These five panels form part of a traffic control system, offering drivers relevant real-time information to facilitate traffic flow.
The inclusion of these panels forms part of the second phase of technological traffic modernization in the Colombian city and provide drivers with data on traffic jams, accidents, average thoroughfare speed, roadbed conditions, weather conditions or the environment.