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French motorways welcome Magellan!

French motorways welcome Magellan!
published onApril 13, 2017

Mobility is developing a new information system and road traffic management system for APRR and AREA motorways.

The APRR group comprises APRR (Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône) and AREA (Société des Autoroutes Rhône-Alpes), which operate 1900 km and 400 km of motorways respectively. The two networks each have their own traffic management systems, both based on ageing technologies; each has seen numerous updates that make them increasingly hard to maintain. The time has thus come to set up a new information system (IS) common to the two networks. Mobility has been selected to develop and commission this new system, to be known as Magellan, based on its @way solution. The system will ultimately be used to manage the group’s 2300 km of motorways and will thereby contribute to its innovation and internal convergence strategy. It will provide operators with a reliable and efficient all-in-one system for managing the motorway network.

Magellan will feature high-performance mapping and full HTML5 Web 2.0 solutions. A computerised incident report system will use a rules engine to propose action plans, helping to manage a wide range of operational events.

The system will also collect traffic and weather data, calculate distance driven indicators, continually assess whether minimum operating conditions are met, and manage the network of emergency call boxes, the interface with roadside assistance vehicles, geolocation of patrol officers, roadworks and the distribution of information to partners.

Working in a consortium with Clemessy, this contract will be completed over a four-year period. The key challenges include the migration of 20 years of data, transfer of skills to APRR staff, and continuity of service.