Sustainable innovation of products and services is important for maintaining and expanding market and market share. Product development needs to focus on better safety and a smaller environmental impact. Vialis created a number of innovations that contribute to a decrease of impact on the environment.
Vialis has been revising railway products for years. Old products are improved in such a way that they have the same quality as new ones. This approach leads to the use of less material and less manufacturing, and therefore a decrease in CO2 emission. For example, it has been calculated that the CO2 emission for producing a revised signal is two thirds lower than that of a new signal.
Vialis developed Toptrac network control. Toptrac offers the possibility to dynamically coordinate intersection controllers. Toptrac is mostly suited for networks with thoroughfares and/or busy frontage roads. It optimises traffic flow, which leads to a reduction of CO2 emission. It has been shown that Toptrac control realises an average reduction of 8.8 % of CO2 emission in comparison with standard traffic control.
Vialis has provided LED signals and lights for years. These require less power than conventional light bulbs . Because these products are used in large numbers, this has a big effect on power consumption.
Attention is paid to environmental demands as well when developing traffic control systems. ViTrac is in accordance with the document ‘Criteria for sustainable purchase of Traffic control systems, version 1.5’, composed by Agentschap NL, commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.
Saving energy is one of the subjects of the seventh EU program for research and innovation. Vialis takes part in the project ‘eCoTraffic Management Control’. With this, we lead the cluster ‘eCoMotorway Traffic Management’ eCoMove strives towards a 20% reduction of the use of fuel and, with that, a reduction of CO2 emission. Vialis makes a financial contribution and the deployment of her expert employees.
To encourage the focus on sustainability, parent company VolkerWessels grants the PlanetFit label to sustainable innovations to the subsidiaries. Vialis received a PlanetFit label for: