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3 March, 2022
Innovative solutions, safe infrastructures

At Globalvia we are aware of the importance of guaranteeing the safety of our users every time they travel on one of our highways or traveling on one of our railways. We work to connect society with all its possibilities and to do this, one of our priorities is to offer the best service to all those who trust us to travel in the six countries where we are present. Beyond meeting the necessary quality standards, we aspire to go one step further to devise and implement solutions that make our infrastructures a safe and convenient environment for all our users.

In this sense, innovation becomes a faithful travel companion and, thanks to the involvement of our professionals, in recent months various projects have seen the light of day in our assets, with which we contribute to improving the experience and safety of our users.

Safety on our railways:

Thus, last March our Metro de Sevilla concession implemented a system that permanently monitors in real time the level of air renewal inside the trains, in order to offer maximum safety to passengers in the event of current context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Metro de Sevilla ventilation systems guarantee the constant renewal of air, which is essential to eliminate the aerosols through which the coronavirus is transmitted. Users themselves can also easily check the air quality of the trains they are traveling on, simply by scanning the QR codes that have been placed inside the trains or through the Metro de Sevilla website and app.

The value displayed is the average CO2 concentration in the last 15 minutes, which is the average duration of a metro journey. To facilitate interpretation, a code is shown that goes from the “excellent” value for concentrations below 700 ppm, to the maximum of the scale, in case the concentration reaches 1500 ppm and that would be classified as a quality level. of air “very low”. In addition to this, the user will also obtain information on the temperature and relative humidity inside the trains.

This system allows Metro de Sevilla employees to check in real time that the air renewal systems of all the trains are working correctly, an innovation that adds to other measures implemented in recent months to increase the safety of passengers. passengers on our Sevillian metro, such as the station occupancy control system, which offers a real-time analysis of the volume of passengers on the platforms and station lobbies.

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Access to one of Metro de Sevilla stations

Safety on our roads:

On the other hand, last November our Portuguese Beira Interior concession successfully completed the C-Roads pilot project, with the implementation and deployment of five use cases. C-Roads, is a European initiative that allows Authorities and Operators to standardize and harmonize the deployment of Intelligent Cooperative Transport Systems. These systems, also known as C-ITS, are a group of technologies and applications that effectively allow the exchange of information through wireless communications between various components and actors in the transport environment, mainly between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure.

The C-ITS allow the infrastructure operator to transmit information related to safety and the different events that occur on the road, in specific locations and in real time, which improves traffic conditions and reduces the risk of accidents.

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Inside Túnel de Gardunha in our Beira Interior Concession

The C-Roads pilot began in our Beira Interior concession during 2020, choosing as a location a section of the highway that includes the 1.6km-long Gardunha Tunnel.

Thanks to the implementation of these systems, through a centralized C-ITS platform, our operators at the Lardosa Control Center are able to monitor the status of this section of the road and configure the warnings and alerts that drivers will receive in time real, before the detection of the following use cases successfully implemented in this pilot project: works and works on the road, approach of emergency vehicles, accident on the road, information on the location of gantries and toll collection and communications between vehicles , which allows, for example, the performance of safe overtaking manoeuvres.

Once the message is configured, the devices implemented along the road transmit the warning message automatically, reaching the geolocation devices of the drivers traveling on the selected section.

This pilot shows that the C-ITS open a new channel of communication between the road operator and users, allowing to improve driving conditions on the road and reduce accidents, thus improving the safety of our users.

Through our commitment to projects like these, at Globalvia we continue to make progress day by day to guarantee the greatest safety and offer the best service to all those who trust us on their journeys.

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