As urban populations expand and city roads become increasingly congested, city planners need comprehensive urban development and transport policies to address deep-seated social and demographic change.
Alongside longer-term solutions such as upgrading public transport systems and introducing city centre road toll systems, high-performance traffic management systems can be crucial to the success of a city planning and transportation policy.
Thales brings to the table more than 35 years of experience as a designer of centralised traffic management systems for urban and suburban areas.
By removing the need to stop and pay, and for roll-through tollbooths to collect cash, electronic ticketing and contactless technology beats the bottlenecks on highways, tunnels and bridges.
With interoperable systems, Thales also enables closer co-operation between rail, tram, bus, parking and other service operators for multi-mode transport. The result is seamless travel for countless millions of users, and endless opportunities for tighter integration through forward-looking initiatives such as urban park-and-ride
23-26 March 2010, Amsterdam RAI