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Mexico faces the challenge of safer mobility

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

The 6th edition of Intertraffic Mexico 2022, to be held from November 8 to 10 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City, will analyze the scope of the new General Law on Mobility and Road Safety, as well as the country's emblematic infrastructure works.

The objective is to achieve the goals of the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety of the UN 2021-2030 and reduce the number of traffic fatalities.

Mexico City, October 26, 2022.- The country's municipalities and cities face the challenge of safer and more sustainable mobility, which will prevent traffic accidents and save lives through proper urban planning, strengthening mobility infrastructure, electro mobility and the adoption of intelligent transportation systems, warned experts during the presentation of the sixth edition of Intertraffic Mexico 2022, to be held from November 8 to 10 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City.

Safe mobility is a universal right and represents a great challenge for everyone, especially for our authorities, who have in their hands the decision to apply adequate public policies that guarantee access to efficient, multimodal public transportation, as well as safe and adequate roadways that allow for healthy coexistence and development.

"That is why we celebrate events such as Intertraffic Mexico 2022, which will bring together experts in mobility and road safety, authorities, academics, entrepreneurs, all committed to the same goal: to achieve inclusive, safe and sustainable mobility. Intertraffic provides those connections, information and access to state-of-the-art technology to address mobility needs," said José Navarro, CEO of Tarsus Mexico.

Arturo Cervantes, President of the National Alliance for Road Safety (ANASEVI), explained that Mexico ranks last among OECD countries in terms of mobility and road safety, with 30 years of lag. Every year in the country there are more than 17,000 deaths caused by road accidents, with a balance of more than 170,000 injured people, "it is a true pandemic due to the lack of safe mobility". He pointed out that the challenge is to reduce this figure by 50 percent in order to meet the objectives of the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 of the United Nations.

Nicolás Rosales, President of the Mexican Association of Transportation and Mobility (AMTM), explained that another major challenge is to reduce polluting gas emissions by 22 percent by 2030, as well as to guarantee access to sustainable and safe transportation systems that will reduce the number of traffic incidents.

From the city of Amsterdam, through a video message, Carlo van de Weijer, Director General of the Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute of the University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, said that "the future of mobility is full of all kinds of disruptive ideas, self-driving vehicles, electrification, drones, Hyperloop, the whole hype cycle can be full of new developments expected", so he welcomed the realization of events such as Intertraffic.

José Azcárate, President of ITS Mexico, said that at Intertraffic Mexico 2022, leading national and international companies, as well as public and private institutions, will share their knowledge, technology and solutions on smart and safe mobility.

Bernardo Baranda, Latam Director of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, spoke of the importance of planning cities to promote cycling, walking and public transport to make spaces more livable and safe.

Isabelle Niekrake, Counselor for Economic Affairs of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mexico, highlighted that Intertraffic has a great tradition of five decades in her country and represents an important contribution to achieve safe and efficient mobility.

"The event marks a before and after in terms of smart mobility. Since Intertraffic kicked off in Mexico in 2016, we have put on the table the most important issues to drive more accessible, safe and sustainable mobility in Mexico and Latin America," commented Laura Barrera, Director of Intertraffic Mexico, Tarsus Mexico.

Cities must overcome challenges to create a livable and sustainable environment. Develop and define technology standards for new infrastructure, build and improve highways, freeways, bridges and road crossings. In addition, solutions must be found for parking and improving public transportation and road safety.

Intertraffic is the world's leading international brand for the mobility sector, which has been held in Amsterdam for 50 years. This year 150 national and international brands will be presented with solutions for smart mobility, road infrastructure, traffic management, smart parking and road safety.

Intertraffic connects all stakeholders across the mobility spectrum on a global scale. All of our brand initiatives focus on business, knowledge, networking and memorable experiences.

In three action-packed days, exhibitors "look forward to contributing to sustainable, livable and safe mobility for all," commented Joyce de Winter, Intertraffic's global event director, Rai Amsterdam, in a video message. The event is aimed at professionals in the field of electromobility, infrastructure and road safety, traffic management, parking; as well as government entities (federal, state and municipal), SICT, Capufe, Banobras, public transport (Metro, Bus and BTR -Metrobus), road concessionaires and maintenance companies, construction and engineering companies, shopping mall developers, parking operators, automotive industry, integrators, distributors

Conferences Programme
co-organised by ANASEVI

Among the main themes of the event, the Influence of Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Mobility, by Carlo van de Weijer, Director General, Institute for Artificial Intelligence Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, stands out.

"We are proud to have the Dutch Ambassador as our host for the official opening. The Embassy will present its Research Report on Mexican Mobility in the Conference Program," added Joyce de Winter.

Other topics that stand out in the Conference Program In addition, "Emblematic Infrastructures in Mexico" will be discussed, with the participation of Gen. Isidoro Pastor, General Director of the Felipe Angeles International Airport, and Diego Monraz, Secretary of Transportation of the State of Jalisco; in addition to topics such as the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec; Sustainable Urban Mobility Systems; as well as topics related to electric vehicles, connectivity and big data, ITS, investment funds, municipal best practices, to name a few.

Likewise, topics such as the new General Law on Mobility and Road Safety, the challenges before the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, and the Why we cycle projection by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will be analyzed.

In addition, the Intertraffic Latam Awards will be presented to the best exponents of the mobility industry, and on the exhibition floor we will have presentations on the Stage.

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