“Madrid has the best transport network in Spain and one of the most important in the world, and what we want to do from this government is to continue modernizing it with the best technology,” the president said, stressing that the objective is to “sea each time más extensa, más comoda, más accesible, más segura, más efficient y también más respetuosa con el medio ambiente”.
El Ejecutivo autonomico se ha fijado una línea strategica, fomentando la transformación digital, en la que los sistemas inteligentes de transporte (ITS) juegan un papel fundamental. For this reason, both the Consorcio Regional de Transportes and the Metro de Madrid are applying innovative initiatives and punters to advance each time more towards intelligent public transport.
In addition, it has the Center for Innovation and Formation of the Consortium, an international reference in research, training and development of intermodal and sustainable transport, which currently works together with the International Association of Public Transport and the private sector for more than 50 projects technological intelligence.
On the one hand, as the president explained, the app for charging the transport card for IOS devices has been made available to users, since until now it was only possible for the Android system. With it, travelers will be able to charge or recharge public transport titles through the pasarela de pasarela de permite pago e-commerce para el channel online y el in personal.
The Community of Madrid also has the first interurban electric bus that provides service on the line Madrid-Tres Cantos, powered by hydrogen, that runs on line 4 of Torrejón de Ardoz.
Díaz Ayuso also explained that one of the advances that is being incorporated and that is already being implemented is the Big Data/Business Intelligence project, based on the construction of a platform with analytical capabilities, geopositioning, prospecting and aid a la toma de decisions, que mejorará la gestioni del transporte público en la region.
Marquesinas y postes más sostenibles y accesibles
On the other hand, Díaz Ayuso has highlighted the new models of marquees, posts and mupis that are being installed in the region, with photovoltaic power systems isolated from the electrical network, which allows to meet the demand for electrical energy. So, the Community of Madrid will realize an integral renovation of the marquees and posts of the interurban bus parades in the region during the next ten years. The plan will affect more than 9,000 elements and will be completed by the end of the year 2030. In addition, 300 marquees and 238 posts with solar panels will be installed, making this the largest implantation at the national level. La primera de ellas ya está lojada en el municipio de Leganés.
In addition, another 2,950 Enthoven marquees will be installed, made with 100% recyclable materials, with LED lighting and an information panel to provide information to travelers, as well as the Navilens label, a system that facilitates people con discapacidad visual poder obtener información contextualizada y accesible en las paradas de autobuses.
The objective is to implant the guide for the visually impaired (App) in more than 7,300 bus parades in the 178 municipalities of the region. It is a new pioneer signaling system that works with a free application at bus stops and allows reading at large distances through a system superior to QR codes or bar codes, performing an angular reading of up to 160 degrees and with a capacidad de lectura ultrarrápida.
Modelo de estación 4.0 de Madrid Metro
The station model 4.0 of the Madrid Metro installed on the Gran Vía is another innovation and digital transformation initiative based on Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, which connects travelers, employees, parades and trains.
For the occasion, one of the last-generation Transport Ticket Vending Machines (METTA) was brought, as available in this stop, which the Community of Madrid has planned to extend to another 137 stations in the network, within a plan de mejora tecnologia que arrancará en 2023 y se prolongará hasta el año 2029.
Éstas disponen de grandes pantallas de visualization, ofrecen la possibility del pago de la operación sin contacto y mejoran el diseño del interfaza. In addition, they integrate a camera to allow access to the customer service service via video call and have a 42-inch high-definition screen.
The president has also been able to see the new entrance turns, among other improvements, a greater space for walking, a greater ease of use, ergonomic design and total accessibility, as well as incorporating a simple, understandable and visible validation feedback system based on en un código de colores. Likewise, they offer information in English to facilitate access to tourists and, also, the possibility of validation without contact.