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ITS and Tunnels


Interurban traffic

Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) applied to interurban traffic are sets of technologies, tools and strategies designed to improve traffic management, efficiency and safety on roads and highways connecting urban and rural areas. These systems use advanced data collection, processing and analysis techniques to optimise vehicle flow and provide a safer and more free-flowing driving experience on long distance roads.

At SICE we understand Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as Information and Communication Technologies applied to the field of traffic, transport and mobility in general. The set of technologies, applications and systems included within ITS and implemented by SICE for interurban traffic have the following objectives, from an integral and innovation-oriented perspective:

  • Improve mobility.
  • Facilitate transport management.
  • Increase Road Safety (fewer accidents, safer infrastructure).
  • Improve traffic efficiency.
  • Reduce energy consumption and emissions, increasing the sustainability of road transport (reducing the carbon footprint) and optimising the use of public resources.
  • Improve user comfort.


Together, these systems aim to improve the efficiency, safety and convenience of interurban travel, reduce traffic congestion and minimise environmental impact, thus contributing to a better driving experience and more effective road management.

They use sensors, cameras and detection systems to collect real-time information on vehicle flow and road conditions. The information collected and suitably processed is used to inform, warn or alert road users. The systems that we install include:

  • Vehicle detection systems.
  • Vulnerable road user and animal detection systems.
  • HOV lane control.
  • Weather stations.
  • Electronic excess height control.
  • Lighting and lighting control.
  • Weighing of vehicles.
  • Ramp Metering.

They provide drivers with real-time information on traffic conditions, accidents, adverse weather conditions, roadworks and other relevant events. This helps drivers make informed and safe decisions during their journey.

The systems that we install include:

  • Traffic lights.
  • Variable-message signs.

They use vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technologies to automatically adjust a vehicle’s speed according to surrounding traffic conditions, and to maintain a safe distance.

The systems we install include single-point and sectional speed control systems.

Allowing drivers to call for help in case of emergencies, such as accidents or breakdowns, and facilitate the rapid response of emergency services.

The systems we install include SOS Posts.

To quickly detect accidents and other incidents on the road and alert the relevant authorities, for a rapid response. This helps to minimise delays and improve road safety.

The systems that we install include:

  • Closed Circuit Television CCTV.
  • Automatic Incident Detection (AID).

They use data analytics and machine learning techniques to identify traffic patterns, forecast congestion and improve infrastructure planning and traffic management strategies. Such systems provide traffic information and the ability to manage and monitor it.

Expert team

SICE has a large team composed mainly of technicians and engineers who are directly involved in the development and implementation of our ITS solutions all over the world. In constant conversation with clients, researchers, suppliers and manufacturers, our staff always offer solutions tailored to the customer’s needs, and guaranteeing the highest levels of safety, operability and efficiency. All of them have extensive experience in the integration of our own and third-party ITS equipment and systems, determining the best solution for each type of project and client. 

We offer a wide range of services:

  • Tailor-made design of ITS solutions.
  • Supply and installation of ITS equipment and systems.
  • Operation and maintenance of ITS systems.
  • Design and construction of Control Centres.
  • Operation and maintenance of Control Centres.
  • Integration of ITS at Control Centres.
  • Development and implementation of traffic engineering/traffic simulation modules.
  • V2X communications.
  • Implementation of Big Data Platforms for Mobility analysis.
  • Design and development of innovative solutions.


Cross-functional management platform

SICE has developed an in-house control and management software platform: SIDERA ITS&Tunnels. This is a comprehensive solution for the centralised management of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) according to the needs of each project. It has the ability to integrate and manage all types of equipment, in accordance with a wide variety of international standards.

SIDERA ITS&Tunnels has proven to be a universal system, a comprehensive solution for the centralised management of open-air and tunnel ITS, facilitating traffic and incident management, providing surveillance, safety and emergency management; facilitating electrical and mechanical management, and collecting and reporting data related to road operation and performance.

After more than 40 years of experience, with successful implementations in different countries and different types of tunnel, we have the capacity to ensure successful implementation, minimising the risks for our clients.

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