Cities at a Glance: Navigating future mobility technology in Spain

For the first instalment of the Cities at a Glance roundtable series, Intelligent Transport delves into the innovative strides made by industry leaders in Spain’s public transportation sector, from Metro de Sevilla to Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, EMT Madrid and Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, as they harness technology to shape the future of urban mobility.

Cities at a Glance: Navigating the future of technology in Spanish urban mobility

In today’s rapidly evolving urban landscape, technology and innovation are the driving forces behind the transformation of public transportation. These advancements have revolutionised how people navigate cities, making transportation more efficient, sustainable and user-friendly. From smart ticketing systems to real-time data analytics, the public transport industry has embraced innovation to provide smooth, readily available and environmentally friendly travel options.

For the first instalment of the Cities at a Glance series, we turn our focus to Spain, as Intelligent Transport brings together industry leaders from Metro de Sevilla, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), EMT Madrid and Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) who are driven by a shared passion for exploring the vital role of technology and innovation in public transport.

Embark on a journey through the bustling streets of Spain’s vibrant cities as we uncover the secrets behind their state-of-the-art public transportation systems. From the sleek metro tunnels of Sevilla to the bustling bus routes of Madrid and the vibrant tram network of Barcelona, discover how industry leaders are harnessing the power of data analytics, smart ticketing and even autonomous vehicles to create sustainable and seamless travel experiences for commuters. 


Metro de Sevilla Margarida López Romero - Barcelona Cities Emt Madrid AMB Barcelona
Jorge Maroto Margarida López Romero Carlos Acha Ledesma Diego Fernández 

Managing Director – Metro de Sevilla

Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation – Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona

Chief of Technology and Innovation Officer – EMT Madrid

Director of Public Transport Services – Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

Read now to uncover answers to burning questions such as:

  • What impact and significance does technology have within the realm of public transportation?
  • How is cutting-edge technology being leveraged to enhance the safety and efficiency of public transportation systems?
  • What role can technology play in reducing the environmental impact of public transportation?
  • What emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles or smart ticketing systems, are being explored or implemented to improve the overall passenger experience?

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