Some Mafex partners with projects in urban intermodality


Mastria, Alstom’s  multimodal supervisión solution

With increasing urbanization, our cities and operators need to provide an efficient mobility system. The optimization of the multimodal use of transport can help achieving these goals. Therefore, Alstom Smart Mobility Lab located in Spain has developed the Mastria solution to optimize the use of multimodal transportation systems.

Thanks to Mastria, all the actors of mobility in a given city are linked: bus, tram and metro networks but also taxi, shared cars and bikes, police, etc. The objective is to maximise fluidity between all the means of transportation in a city and to orchestrate passenger routes. Thanks to the application of advance data analytics, it can also predict and anticipate possible incidents, in order to improve mobility management within the city.

In the latest Smart Cities Expo World Congress (SCEWC)  held in Barcelona, Mastria was recognized as one of the best technologies presented in the area of urban mobility


Bombardier receives an innovation award for its battery train

The BEMU (battery-electric multiple-unit) version of the Bombardier electric battery train, known as TALENT 3, was awarded the Berlin Brandenburg innovation award for its contribution to promote an environmentally-friendly mobility, as it is an emission-free train.

Bombardier will allocate the whole prize to promote innovation and social responsibility.

The Spanish factory of Bombardier in Trápaga (Vizcaya) is present in the engineering of the ‘family’ of TALENT trains, participating in the development of the TALENT 3 traction converter. Specifically, the Trápaga team, made up of 9 professionals, started working in this project last April and performs the management, purchase and manufacturing of 2 models of converters (TC 3423 V01 and TC 3423 V02) and 2 models of control box of the transformer (TCB 4W and TCB 2W).

The BEMU version of the TALENT 3 is equipped with lithium-ion batteries, being able to operate, in addition, on non-electrified lines, thus allowing uninterrupted rail connections and providing an ecological alternative to diesel trains, significantly reducing CO2 and noise pollution emissions.


A single communication system to boost intermodality

An intermodal transport operator, or even if the different means of transport are managed by different entities, can use a single communication system for all of them, facilitating coordination and interoperability.

This is possible using the same TETRA infrastructure, radio technology with the necessary functionalities and interoperability and spectral efficiency conditions to make it possible. Employing a single system reduces costs, facilitates management and maintenance tasks and boosts connectivity. Teltronic has already developed successful experiences, such as the Itelazpi network used by Euskotren (trains) and Bilbao Metro.


Big Data Techniques. A new way to face the challenges of the information in a mobility study

The new technological paradigms of Big Data & Analytics and of the IoT are changing the way transport planners and operators obtain information about mobility and calibrate their demand models to evaluate investment projects. This implies the need to redesign the information systems and especially the way in which new data, both structured and unstructured, is collected, stored and processed.

TRN TÁRYET has bet on this new technology to carry out the mobility studies and overcome the growing difficulties of the traditional survey methods. In this sense, the company is leading two significant projects: Analysis, design, installation and commissioning of an analytical platform for traffic and transport modeling in Madrid and Analysis of mobility and modeling of the Tenerife Island transport system.