Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways alike while helping to reduce pollution.
For years, we have pursued a vision: Provide the best technologies to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
We make traffic solutions intelligent. Why is this so important to us?
- Because we want you to reach your destination quickly, comfortably, and safely.
- Because we want to enable our customers to provide the very best service at a low cost.
- Because we want to protect the environment.
Mobility technology is advancing at breakneck speed. And we are leading the way when it comes to developing and implementing intelligent mobility solutions.
Traffic is a highly complex system. We understand this system, and we know how to optimize traffic flows by taking advantage of the right technologies for the benefit of our customers. Whether in urban areas or on highways, for passenger cars or trucks, for drivers or infrastructure providers: We are working hard to make our vision a reality with intelligent transportation systems.
At an individual level, mobility is an expression of personal freedom. Seen from an economic perspective, mobility in the form of a functioning transportation system is a vital part of our infrastructure.
Charging usage-based tolls is the most efficient and fair way to control road traffic, finance the traffic infrastructure, and offset ancillary expenses such as the cost of environmental pollution. Our system allows drivers to pay tolls quickly and easily.
Successful projects all over the world demonstrate that installing and operation our solutions is very cost-efficient and their reliability contributes to traffic management.
Whether we are talking about all-electronic toll collection in free-flow traffic or automated payment at conventional toll collection points (“toll plazas”), whether for individual roads or entire regions, whether distance-based or time-based charging: We design, implement, and operate the optimum solutions to meet our customers’ needs. In addition, we also take care of migrating existing systems.
Safety & Security – Intelligent Technologies for Added Traffic Safety and Security on the Road
In 2010, the total number of cars in the world surpassed the one billion mark. According to the latest studies, that figure is set to increase to 2.7 billion by 2050. Measures aimed at increasing traffic safety and security are becoming more and more important as part of managing the growing volume of traffic.
In many countries, the number of traffic fatalities is declining despite the steady increase in traffic volumes. Stricter legal regulation and enhanced vehicle safety are among the many improvements that have led to the decrease in fatalities. Recently, those measures have been supplemented by technical solutions installed on roadways that serve to quickly identify any threats and support the enforcement of traffic regulations.
We offer technical, intelligent transportation systems for:
- Road safety enforcement
- Commercial vehicle enforcement
- Electronic vehicle registration
Smart Urban Mobility
Smart mobility is one of six criteria applied when making a comprehensive evaluation of smart cities. The term “smart city” refers to integral concepts, that are aimed at making cities more efficient, technologically advanced, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. Smart mobility also directly impacts smart environment, which is another one of the assessment criteria. Forecasts predict that by 2050, urban mobility systems will have consumed approximately 17.3% of the Earth’s total biocapacity. Moreover, city dwellers will spend 106 hours sitting in traffic jams each year according to the calculations. That is twice as many hours as today.
Urban mobility management is faced with the difficult task of coordinating different, sometimes contradictory, interests in smart city concepts. Residents and visitors want to reach their destinations quickly, and local businesses want maximum connectivity. It is also important that traffic be reduced to a minimum to relieve the burden on the environment and increase the quality of city life.
In Chinese cities, drastic measures have been put into place in order to achieve these goals. In Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou, for instance, cars are limited to using the roads on certain days only depending on whether the last digit in their license plates is an even or an odd number. The number of new vehicle registrations has also been capped.
Our objective in implementing our intelligent transportation systems is to enable fair, equitable, and sustainable mobility in order to contribute to the development of intelligent, comprehensive traffic systems.
We plan, install, and operate the following types of urban mobility solutions:
- Urban mobility management
- Access management
- Smart parking
- Intermodal mobility
Connected Vehicles – Communication between Vehicles and the Infrastructure
Identifying risky situations before they present a danger. Notifying motorists of highway work zones and traffic congestion before getting stuck in traffic. Using precise data to dynamically manage traffic. All of this becomes possible when road users are able to collect and share information with each other and wireless components of traffic management systems. Toll collection systems and city access solutions are the first steps in this process. Vehicles communicate with the infrastructure, supply data, and receive relevant information.
The next step is for all vehicles to be wirelessly connected. Numerous research programs and pilot projects are currently laying the groundwork for such a structured exchange of information and data processing.