Implementation of ITS system at Crete Island
AMCO SA awarded a new contract for the implementation of an ITS system at the municipalities of Chania, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos and Rethymno, at Crete island. The scope of the project is the development of a real-time ITS information services platform for the citizens and visitors of the four municipalities regarding traffic conditions.
Citizens and road users will be able to receive real-time information about:
• Road traffic conditions.
• Available parking spaces.
• Bus routes.
• Various events related to traffic conditions (e.g. public works, etc.).
The above information will be provided through multiple communication channels, such as:
• VMS displays
• Call centers (IVR)
• SMS services
• Web application
Moreover, the project includes the implementation of detailed digital road maps of the four municipalities, with route durations, points of interest, etc.
Regarding the project benefits, it is estimated that within the next 4 years, almost 80% of the drivers will use the traffic conditions information services and will plan its routes taking into account these services. Also, it is estimated that 50% of the passengers will use the information services provided by the project.