Valerann delivers a fully remote deployment of ATMS

December 6, 2022

London, UK, December 6, 2022: In partnership with Openvia Mobility, Valerann - a global leader in advanced traffic monitoring and data analytics solutions - has successfully completed a fully remote deployment of its flagship platform, Lanternn by Valerann™ (LbV), on the Costa Arauco motorway in Chile. This approach, believed to be the first of its kind, revolutionizes the mobility sector and reduces deployment costs for ATMS systems. 

This project represents a turning point in the Transportation industry and highlights the potential for a wider use of advanced technology solutions for road traffic management. Traditionally reliant on lengthy deployments with project teams present on-site, the industry now can benefit from accelerated value delivery and minimized disruption to control center operations. This innovative deployment approach also enables remote maintenance of mission-critical software decreasing risk of downtime. It also reduces the cost barrier to road operators and municipalities, many of whom can now for the first time afford these life-saving systems. 

With an affordable ATMS like LbV in place, operators can harness the solution’s unique features to better coordinate responses to traffic events, ensuring smoother traffic flow and fewer fatalities. Resources can be prioritized and allocated to the most significant incidents, which means fewer patrol and emergency vehicles are required. Thanks to LbV’s Machine Vision layer, camera footage can be reviewed automatically which frees up the workforce to focus on higher value tasks. In this way, the costs savings and benefits compound over time, allowing operators to do more (and better) with less. 

Autopista Costa Arauco in the Biobío region is an 89km stretch of motorway and is vital for the Chilean cellulose industry. In 2021, the motorway saw average daily traffic of 27,112 vehicles - an increase of 18% from the previous year. 

Valerann’s engineering team, located in London (UK) and Tel-Aviv (Israel), successfully collaborated with Chilean teams to complete the installation in a matter of weeks. The deployment included integration of 9 cameras for road monitoring, 15 cameras located at the 3 toll, and 8 response operation vehicles including ambulances, tow trucks and patrol. Costa Arauco traffic control operators now benefit from LvB’s Monitor and Manage modules which enable faster incident detection and response, improved safety measures, and enhanced performance against concession KPIs.

"This ITS technology solution allows us to respond more efficiently to traffic incidents in real time and facilitates the prevention of high-impact traffic events. This new way of implementing the solution remotely has been a learning process from which we have all benefited," says Moises Vargas, Manager of Autopista Costa Arauco. 

“This deployment is a true milestone and a turning point for Valerann, as it shows the potential for the industry transformation.” says Ran Katzir, CTO of Valerann. “We are very proud of the work we have delivered, which would not have been possible without a close collaboration with a forward-thinking and innovative partner such as Globalvia. Working together, we were able to deliver this complex project, providing many benefits to Costa Arauco.” 

About Valerann Ltd and Lanternn by Valerann™ 

Lanternn by Valerann™ is an innovative road data analytics solution that extracts value from roadway operational data and provides road operators with exceptional clarity of real-time traffic situation through the use of an AI-driven proprietary data fusion engine. Hardware and software agnostic, it seamlessly integrates with the existing road infrastructure and provides road traffic operators with comprehensive overview of real-time traffic situation empowering them to take data-driven decisions. 

A global leader in intelligent advanced traffic management solutions (ATMS), Valerann is redefining modern mobility and roadway operations through enabling actionable, accurate and timely data-driven decision-making. By using information from multiple disparate sources and leveraging sophisticated proprietary AI and computer vision algorithms, we extract value from Big Data delivering a comprehensive and holistic overview of the entire road situation in real time. We provide roadway operators with bespoke insights and empower them to deliver on their objectives. Established in 2016, Valerann has offices in the UK, Israel, Spain and the US and is working with customers worldwide. 

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About Autopista Costa Arauco and Globalvia 

Chile's Autopista Costa Arauco connects, along 89km, the city of Concepción and its ports with the Arauco area (southern coast of the Biobío region), supporting this commercial and industrial region, as well as linking the coastal holiday and tourist areas. At Globalvia we are responsible for design, improvement, construction, operation, maintenance and financing of this concession within a traditional tolling system scheme.

Globalvia is a world leader in the management of transport infrastructure concessions, specialising in highways, railways, high-speed and buses, with three international pension funds as shareholders. To develop innovation, it has created Openvia, a technological platform that develops and provides new mobility solutions for users. 

With more than 250 million users a year, Globalvia's aim is to keep growing with the support of a large team of 28,000 professionals committed to providing the best service based on the highest quality standards.