The Director General of the DGT, Gregorio Serrano, has presented the new Model of Mobility for Spain at the Connected Hub Congress during the Barcelona Motor Show.
The plan will include real-time reporting through smartphones or on board devices of all incidents occurring on the roads to reduce the risk of an accident, prevent a traffic jam or protect the most vulnerable users.
Gregorio Serrano explained that, “the traditional model of mobility management must evolve using the tools offered by new technologies and putting them at the service of the driver. For that, we are working on a model in which the DGT is the digital and personal interlocutor of each citizen, so that it becomes his virtual co-pilot.”
This new mobility model is based on connectivity, which, in the cases of vehicles, is a reality that is already present in most of them either through embedded systems or through mobile devices.
Plataforma DGT 3.0
DGT 3.0 is the technological platform that will make it possible to collate all of the information that the drivers and information providers share, anonymously and voluntarily, to communicate generic incidence alerts provided by a third party, works, information supplied by warning message panels, special driving conditions (fog, pedestrians, cyclists, special vehicles, emergencies), and a static mobility map of information (restrictions, gas stations), recommended speeds and congestion maps.
This information will be sent in real time and information providers will be able to develop services to be disseminated only to those drivers who may be directly affected by them and who voluntarily wish to be informed.
The idea, announced Gregorio Serrano, “is to facilitate the provision of a service to all road users (drivers, pedestrians or cyclists), help them make the best decisions in advance and knowing, in real time, incidents that could affect him.”
In order to carry out this platform, the General Directorate of Traffic is working with the main players in the sector (manufacturers, financial entities, mobile operators, insurers, transport companies etc.) so that the connectivity and autonomy of the vehicles helps to make safer and more sustainable mobility.
Spain, A Pioneering Country
In addition, Spain is a pioneer in the interpretation of the possibilities offered by the technologies in the framework of the connected vehicle as the DGT 3.0 platform will be the first platform that offers a response to road safety situations with a direct and positive impact on the driver.
A Single Objective
The DGT 3.0 platform is linked to the “Visión Cero” plan for secure and sustainable mobility.
According to Serrano, “totally eliminating accidents on our roads is difficult to imagine today, but if we know that thanks to the technological advances we are in the way to achieve it. The connected vehicle platform is one of the aids that go in that line and that will allow drivers to be better informed, more attentive and therefore with many more means at their disposal to avoid the accidents.”
Experts say that in the coming years vehicles will improve their ability to visualize situations, understand them and avoid accidents by helping distractions and human errors disappear as the cause of the accident.
The greater number of connected users who decide to interact on the platform, the more information will be generated in real time to make better decisions that allow us to move in a more secure mobility environment.