Today, over 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this figure is expected to increase to nearly 70%, adding some 2.5 billion more people living in cities. This projection, combined with the growth of private car ownership in emerging markets, means there will be an unprecedented increase in traffic and pollution, heavily impacting the quality of life in cities more than ever.
Citizens in the Americas, Europe, and Australia are not at all satisfied with the traffic flow in their countries. Nearly 70 percent are especially unhappy about congestion in city centers during rush hours. The top three negative effects people complain about: the environment and air quality suffer, travel times rise, and stress levels increase.
The Kapsch TrafficCom index wants to find out what citizens think about traffic today and in the future. The survey asked people about their current traffic situation, road congestion, the negative effects of emissions caused by traffic, and strategies to improve traffic management. What should government/municipalities do to reduce emissions, and what personal strategies exist to deal with mobility? The survey was conducted with the support of a professional market research institute.
A total of 9,000 participants in nine countries were questioned in a ratio reflecting each country’s population: USA, Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Australia.
The Covid-19 pandemic has markedly reduced travel. Short-term changes in travel behavior include more people working from home, fewer non-essential trips being made, and a significant decrease in transit ridership. But has this development the potential to substantially change our mobility behavior? As we try to anticipate travel patterns in a post-Covid world, we propose four potential future scenarios.
Improving personal mobility by reducing urban congestion is a primary focus of transport agencies. While congestion is normally a major problem, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant short-term reductions in personal travel, resulting in noticeable improvements in network performance and air quality.
As the world recovers from the pandemic, we envision that it is likely over the long-run for personal travel to rebound and approach pre-crisis congestion conditions. In the interim, we have a golden opportunity to experience a world with less congestion and strategize ways to change travel behavior and make our transport systems more efficient and resilient so we can improve mobility for everyone.
On 13 October, the Ķekava bypass was officially opened, and with it the traffic management system from Kapsch TrafficCom.
Kapsch TrafficCom will manage and operate the Observatorio de la Movilidad viaria de Málaga (Movima) for the next four years.
Kapsch will be collaborating with Comillas Pontifical University to pioneer the future of smart and sustainable mobility.
Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded a project for traffic management and connected vehicle technology in the Canadian city of Montreal.
Kapsch TrafficCom currently facilitates over 1.6 billion transactions annually across urban highways in Santiago.
Kapsch TrafficCom (KTC) has signed a contract for a groundbreaking C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems) project.
Kapsch has been awarded a contract for the maintenance of the traffic management system of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Spain.
Kapsch TrafficCom (KTC) has announced a significant contract with the Danish EETS toll service provider, Brobizz.
Kapsch TrafficCom proudly celebrates the processing of over one billion transactions since the inception of the systemwide cashless tolling.
Using the European network is easier than ever now that France has joined the streamlined toll payment system by tolltickets.
Kapsch TrafficCom believes that road traffic is becoming more dangerous for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
Kapsch TrafficCom is proud to announce it has received the valued OmniAir-certification for its Janus Multi-Protocol 4.1 Reader.
Kapsch TrafficCom presented its roadwork warning communication technology at the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems showcase in May.
By 2024, a stretch of the A8 freeway near Bilbao will undergo digitisation, thanks to the technology provided by Kapsch TrafficCom.
Two of Kapsch TrafficCom's flagship tolling products, the On-Board Units TRP-4010 and OBU-5310, have received TÜV certification.
Kapsch TrafficCom will be implementing state-of-the-art connected vehicle solutions in Ottawa to improve road safety at intersections.
Kapsch TrafficCom, in collaboration with Construcciones Amenábar, has completed the upgrade of the Zarautz toll system in Gipuzkoa.
A record €169.6 million was collected on the M50 in 2022 via a barrier-free tolling system with image processing technology from Kapsch.
The Bike2CAV project from Kapsch TrafficCom used connected vehicle technology, sensors and AI to improve safety for bike users on the road.
Kapsch TrafficCom and Microsec announce the next evolution of their strategic collaboration focused on management solutions.
Kapsch TrafficCom recently released a major update to its Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) software.
With more than 200 hours lost to congestion per driver, Kapsch TrafficCom believes congestion-hit cities must do more to improve traffic.
A multi-lane free-flow automated classification and payment solution is set to go into operation between Bognes and Lødingen in Norway.
Seville is taking charge of improving mobility for millions of its citizens by deploying the Kapsch TrafficCom Mobility Data Platform (MDP).
Kapsch TrafficCom is now supporting 6 cities in the introduction and technical implementation of Clean Air Zones.
Kapsch TrafficCom will be making traffic safer and more sustainable on a 23km stretch on Pan-European highway E-67 circling Riga.
Kapsch TrafficCom will install a new tolling system on the highway between the Brazilian megacity Rio de Janeiro and Santos.
New York recently sped up its traffic with the award-winning cashless tolling system by Kapsch TrafficCom.
A Traffic Management System implemented by the Austrian company Kapsch TrafficCom has begun operating on the Monterrey – Saltillo highway.
Pilot project from Kapsch TrafficCom and Aventi Intelligent Communication enables a completely new type of tolling for passenger cars.
Kapsch TrafficCom and Microsec have partnered to deliver industry-leading secure digital services for the global transportation market.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission has contracted with Kapsch TrafficCom to provide an end-to-end express lanes tolling system.
At this year’s ITS World Congress Kapsch TrafficCom will detail how the Kapsch Intelligent Corridor is reducing traffic jams and improving road safety.
Kapsch TrafficCom is proud to be part of the team working on the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems upgrade of Queensland's Bruce Highway.
The city of Sharjah is actively developing the next level of intelligent traffic management capabilities together with Kapsch TrafficCom.
Miraflores is the first city to launch a comprehensive Smart City project in Peru, featuring technology developed by Kapsch TrafficCom and Cibernos.
The Swedish Transport Administration has assigned Kapsch TrafficCom to build a new Multi-Lane Free-Flow system (MLFF) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Kapsch TrafficCom manufacturing facility in Ontario celebrates its 100th million transponder unit rolling off production lines.
The La Quiebra tunnels are the first in Latin America to be equipped with the software suite DYNAC, developed and implemented by Kapsch TrafficCom.
Kapsch TrafficCom will implement a toll system for heavy vehicles on multiple high-capacity roads in the Basque region of Bizkaia.
One of Melbourne’s busiest roads will host a world-leading traffic management system to reduce traffic jams and improve road safety.
City of Vienna and Kapsch TrafficCom launch climate-friendly mobility of the future with Traffic Management 2.0.
Kapsch TrafficCom Australia build on their existing ‘Mobility Hub’ within the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES).
A cooperative agreement with Kapsch TrafficCom will make Málaga the first city in Europe to test the latest real-time traffic optimizer.
In October 2020, Statens Vegvesen chose Kapsch TrafficCom to deliver a new Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) tolling system at Ryfast, Norway.
Kapsch TrafficCom was awarded a framework contract by APRR regarding the supply, implementation and technical operations of MLFF toll systems in France.
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