MÁSMOVIL, CELLNEX and INDRA launch CRETA to promote sustainable mobility and reduce emissions

consortium of companies formed by Masmovil Group, Abertis, Selnex, Indra, Opus RSE, Vince and Alpha Siltec Engineering has launched an innovative project CRETA to promote sustainable mobility and emission reduction through 5G technology.

The objective of this initiative is to create and implement a proactive and dynamic management solution for transport and mobility based on control of actual emissions of each vehicle and optimization of traffic flow through various disruptive technologies with the aim of reducing transport emissions. protect the environment.

He Crete Project It is based on the integration of 3 different technologies; 5G, technology for remote measurement of traffic emissions, and advanced analytics and artificial intelligence for optimal management of traffic dynamics and air quality.

To achieve this goal, CRETA is based on the following pillars:

  • Communications: Build a 5G system capable of interconnecting data between various sensors, infrastructure and vehicles in real time.
  • mobility: Creation of a variable pricing system based on the use and external environmental consequences produced by each vehicle, and even according to the rate of emissions per passenger.
  • Environment: Monitoring source reduction of emissions (road traffic) with autonomous remote sensing systems connected to 5G networks.

The Consortium for the “Control of Mobility and Reduction of Traffic Emissions” (CRETA) project has received an endowment of €2.7M funded by the European Unionnext generation ui Within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism.

The plan is part of the strategy to promote the deployment of 5G technology included in the Digital Spain 2026 agenda and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and aims to carry out pilot development projects for 5G applications and services that influence digital transformation. Are. of the major economic sectors for Spain.

“We are very pleased that the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, through the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, has opted for the CRETA project to receive first aid from the UNICO 5G Sector Plan which will allow us to achieve important Sustainable Development Goals.

“Supported by 5G technology, we will measure actual vehicle emissions, and use advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to optimize traffic management and emissions reductions aimed at improving air quality, demonstrating the commitment of this consortium of leading companies positive impact on society”, said Jose Jimenez, director of innovation of the MASMOVIL group and coordinator of the project.

Three pilot projects to demonstrate favorable results of 5G technology

For the launch of this project, CRETA partners are going to develop 3 pilots that will demonstrate the benefits of applying 5G technology to reduce traffic emissions in three strategic areas:

  • Urban Mobility and Management of Low Emission Zones (ZBE). Demonstration of a global system for monitoring, analysis and intelligent management of urban mobility in Madrid and/or Alcobendas, which will test access control to ZBE based on various parameters. It is proposed to implement various sensors and systems for remote measurement of emissions, cameras and 5G networks on the accesses to the M30 and Alcobendas in Madrid for advanced monitoring of road traffic and its actual emissions.
  • Intra-urban mobility and access to cities. Through a pilot in Barcelona in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and the Generalitat of Catalonia. The ability to give a fair price to the movement of vehicles will be demonstrated, taking into account their actual and personal emissions, with city entry fees being adjusted separately.
  • Cross-border control and payment for pollution. By carrying out a pilot in Gipuzkoa (Irún), in collaboration with the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council and the Basque Government, demonstrated the ability to discriminate against heavy vehicles based on their actual emissions and to activate alerts in real time when vehicles suspected of being detected Will go has been illegally manipulated.

Thanks to this project and the development of these three pilot projects, cities will have the tools to improve air quality and protect the environment for the well-being of citizens. In addition, the road infrastructure will enjoy greater control over mobility which will improve traffic fluidity and reduce accidents, among other benefits.

Finally, the project was born with the ambition to export to different countries an active and dynamic management model of transport and mobility, thanks to the international presence of the companies that make up the consortium.

These are the 8 Spanish companies that make up the consortium

The CRETA project is coordinated by the MASMOVIL group and has the participation of leading Spanish companies in areas of activity that provide the necessary knowledge and technology to control and reduce traffic emissions.

masmobile groupCRETA is going to provide its 5G network, which already covers 75% of the Spanish population in more than 1,660 municipalities across Spain, and its associated capabilities, sensors, infrastructure and vehicles to develop an intelligent traffic Allows real-time communication between monitoring and management system.

Abertis Mobility Services (AMS) Abertis has technical skill centres, specializing in the implementation of state-of-the-art technology platforms and operational services for intelligent mobility in urban and suburban environments.

AMS contributes to the CRETA project with the development and implementation of a dynamic charging system based on actual vehicle emissions, traffic monitoring and characterization of traffic emissions.

Autopistas, the subsidiary in Spain of Abertis, has taken another step towards its commitment to innovation and contribution towards providing innovative digital and mobility solutions that promote smart, safe and sustainable mobility. Digitization of infrastructure with advanced management is key to future connected mobility

Opus CSRDevelops new remote measurement systems for traffic emissions, to empirically and remotely measure the actual emissions of all road traffic, with 24/7 measurement capabilities and 5G connectivity. Variable pricing and warning systems will be developed based on these tools to identify the most polluting vehicles and selectively act on them in a fair and efficient manner.

cellnexThrough its subsidiary Tredia, CRETA provides knowledge in the architecture, deployment and management of c-v2x communication infrastructure in the sections of the Barcelona C-32 pilot (Barcelona – Sitges), aimed at developing the architecture for road digitization have to continue. and enabling it for AI, which supports mobility services focused on pollution reduction and the development of connected and/or autonomous vehicles.

IndraThe pioneer in smart mobility is going to implement a pricing system and an access control system based on the distance traveled by the vehicles, along with the ecological footprint of the vehicle and even the footprint per passenger. To do this, it will deploy an edge computing infrastructure that leverages 5G, satellite positioning information sent from connected cars (V2X), emissions sensors, 3D LIDAR for vehicle classification, and occupant detection systems with artificial intelligence. Will process in real time. ,

Vince Consulting, will provide CRETA its regulatory analysis capability to, on the one hand, evaluate the project’s fit within the legal framework relating to the control of pollutant emissions and, on the other hand, promote the necessary regulatory changes to accommodate it. technology. Likewise, it will evaluate the econometric impact of the project and communicate its results to public administrations at the local, regional and state levels with the aim that it can be replicated in other parts of the country.

Alpha Siltech Engineering, a leading company in the field of engineering and new technologies, will contribute its experience in the field of artificial intelligence, where it has mainly focused on energy efficiency projects, closely related to the objectives and scope of the initiative. SYLTEC’s commitment is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which makes the company an ideal candidate to work on the CRETA project.