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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 depends on guaranteeing road users that safety is the maximum possible and that mobility in the city is adequate. However, the probability that some type of accident or incident will occur in an urban environment is very high. This is due to the large number of vehicles that circulate regularly, coupled with the fact that most of the roads on which it is circulated are two-way.

The objective of this article is to present the need within urban control centers to improve mobility in the city and safety on the roads. To illustrate this, the case study is presented at the Ministry of Transport and Transit of Medellín in Colombia (2012 Sustainable Transport Award by the ITDP), in which 237 vehicles and 528 agents are coordinated through GPS positioning.


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

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