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Medellin (Colombia), if improving mobility and safety on urban roads

Jose Antonio Fernandez Alvarez
Indra Sistemas (28108 Alcobendas, Madrid)


The future of exploitation of urban environments is to guarantee road users that safety is the maximum possible and that mobility in the city is adequate. However, the probability of an accident or incident occurring in an urban environment is very high. This is due to the large number of vehicles that usually circulate, together with the fact that most of the roads through which they circulate are of double direction.

The objective of this article is to present the need within urban control centers to improve mobility in the city and road safety. To illustrate it, the case study is presented in the Ministry of Transportation and Transit of Medellín in Colombia (2012 Sustainable Transport Award by the ITDP), in which the coordination of 237 vehicles and 528 agents is carried out using GPS positioning.


road safety, mobility, urban transport, Sustainability, Medellin, Control Center, Incidence, Incident, helps exploitation.

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