INTEC and INTRANT celebrate second day of Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Dominican Republic
During the day the role of authorities and operators in the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems was addressed
Santo Domingo. -The fullfilment of security requirements, cleaning, efficiency y good planning are essential elements of urban mobility. This conclusion was reached in the Second Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), carried out by the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (INTRANT) And the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).
This time the day was focused in the role of authorities and operators in the deployment of the ITS and exhibitors were Jaime Huerta, general secretary of ITS Spain; Javier Aldecoa, the College of Architects of Madrid y Vicente Gallego, vice president of the Ibero-American Federation of Traffic Engineers.
Huerta said that better mobility means reducing deaths and injuries, harmful emissions, energy consumption, delays and money spent in excess; In addition, improve the comfort, that there is equity in the displacements and in the reasonable use of the available land.
"The new technologies facilitate the connection, not only between the elements, but also between systems, agents and people," said Huerta.
Meanwhile, Aldecoa pondered that the mobility in all cities it is complex, but the main goal is ensure that journeys are not made in private vehicles and that there is a connection effectively and naturally between metro and buses.
"Currently, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) seek to provide an effective solution in the short and medium term for security, environmental and traffic problems that occur daily," said Aldecoa.
In delivering the opening speech of the act, the executive director of INTRANT, Claudia Franchesca De los Santos stressed that a profound reform in the transport sector was started from the 2017, since the approval of Law No. 63-17 on Mobility, transport land, traffic and road safety, and that year, the Government also began to implement two national strategic plans, one for road safety, and another for sustainable urban mobility.
In this regard, the official said that, from the INTRANT, the "Dominican government undertook initiatives ranging from changes in the model for obtaining driver's licenses, to the implementation of the much needed vehicle inspection, the reorganization and regulation of the transportation of cargo, taxis, school transport, passengers, among others ".
"Today there is no way to manage the movement of people and goods other than the philosophy of Intelligent mobility, applying the intensive use of information and communication technologies in the management of land mobility and security. vial, "Claudia Franchesca said.
When referring to the subject, the dean of INTEC's Engineering Department, Arturo del Villar, appreciated the accomplishment of the day and in that sense it emphasized that the application of intelligent systems will help reduce accidents, improve the efficiency of public transport and Port competitiveness.
"The information technologies applied to mobility are oriented towards achieving a better mobility, safer, sustainable, equitable and comfortable," said del Villar.
Likewise, Del Villar pointed out that these systems not only improve traffic by reducing travel times, but also help road safety and promote the intelligent use of infrastructure.
On his side, Vicente Gallego, spoke about intelligent mobility, a topic in which Dominican Republic can take advantage better opportunitiesa, through the creation of exchangers of means of transport and systems mobility management that decongest the cities.
"The secret is to normalize everything on the road and demand normalization," he said.
At the end of the day, Hernán Paredes, director of the Permanent Observatory of Road Safety (OPSEVI) of INTRANT, thanked the support of ITS Spain, ITS Iberoamérica and INTEC, and invited everyone to strengthen this annual forum that seeks the dissemination of knowledge about the technology applied to traffic, to improve the mobility of people.
"Today it matters more how cities connect than their own geographical borders," said Paredes.