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Abertis, through Emovis, wins new innovative traffic management projects in Puerto Rico and Qatar

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02 Dec 2020
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In Atlantia’s commitment to promote safe, sustainable, seamless and smart mobility all around the world, the subsidiary Abertis invests in sustainable and efficient mobility initiatives, helping to eliminate traditional toll barriers, and introducing new systems that reduce congestion, pollution and accidents, which results in a better customer service.

Emovis is Abertis’ subsidiary dedicated to design, implement, and manage technology and information services for electronic tolling and intelligent mobility solutions. It has nearly 700 employees in 6 countries and operates some of the largest electronic tolling infrastructures in different countries as the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Puerto Rico or Canada. 100% owned by Abertis, emovis represents a reliable long-term partner for transportation authorities, and it continues to expand internationally. 

The company has been awarded a new contract in Puerto Rico to install free flow gantries in the dynamic toll lanes of the PR-52 and PR-18 highways, managed by the State. With this new contract, emovis will provide the dynamic toll lanes management system using a traffic-based algorithms system that calculates tariffs in real time depending on congestion levels and allows users to choose whether to access the highway or not, thus maintaining the road service level. 

Benefits derived from this project are several: it allows time savings of up to 30 minutes for highway users and nearly 15 minutes for other roads users, as it also contributes to decongesting conventional roads. In summary, it is an improvement for society, since these kinds of systems contribute to a more efficient traffic regulation, resulting in fewer accidents and pollution, as well as saving time. 

Emovis has also expanded recently to Qatar, after winning a major contract to design, implement and operate an electronic toll system on the Doha Expressway, the capital’s main road. This is the first road in the country to have a free flow tolling system, as part of the infrastructure development plan promoted in the country with a view to improving mobility by 2030. Emovis’ solution will allow users to make faster, safer, more comfortable journeys, as well as reduce CO2 emissions.  

With these projects, the Group reinforces its commitment to offer innovative mobility solutions and more efficient, comfortable and safe high capacity roads. As an operator with extensive experience in road and urban mobility management, Abertis is committed to the application of innovation and new technologies to promote a more sustainable use.

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