Spain's Traffic Control Agency DGT Expands its Teradata System With New Platforms and Analytic Tools to Reinforce Road Safety

Integration of geospatial and data mining capabilities in the Teradata database.

Oct 27, 2010, 10:00 ET from Teradata Corporation

SAN DIEGO and MADRID, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world's largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, today announced that Direccion General de Trafico (DGT), Spain's governmental agency for national road traffic control, is upgrading its Teradata Enterprise Data Warehouse to extend the tactical decision-making to more front-line employees. This will provide the DGT detailed intelligence about the national road network to guide decisions in near real time with regard to road safety and traffic incidents.

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In addition, DGT will add sophisticated data mining capabilities, so the analytics-driven predictive models will allow accident behavior to be analyzed and patterns tracked for in-depth and complex root-cause analysis. Based on this and new geospatial capabilities in the Teradata Database, DGT will analyze traffic and incident propensities using detailed geospatial coordinates from multiple data sources – integrated in the data warehouse. The granularity of the data collected by a wide range of devices with sensors, such as radar and weather stations, may be plotted on a map as an additional way to identify and address those areas most likely to have traffic accidents.

With these significant improvements, DGT expects to contribute to ensuring safety for Spain's 25 million drivers.

"This has become especially critical for our organization as more users access the system to perform their daily jobs," said Santiago Dominguez, deputy chief information officer, DGT. "Furthermore, DGT will incorporate event-triggered alarms to push decision support data to the increasing number of users of the system. Road safety analysis is becoming more and more complex. Understanding the root causes and defining plans to address them means supporting each entity involved in the analysis with as many attributes as possible and ensuring those attributes are correlated as much as possible."

Hermann Wimmer, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Teradata Corporation, said, "The deep analytic insight that DGT will get from geospatial and data mining capabilities in the Teradata database will allow their managers to address and reduce traffic incidents through a number of devices deployed in the national road network – and at the fingertips of a growing number of employee users." Hermann concluded: "This is a clear example of how Teradata Active Enterprise Intelligence can help many civil societies – and we are really proud to deliver this to our customers."

The initial Teradata data warehouse deployed in 2008 will be used for development and as a redundant system for disaster recovery. This will allow for higher performance and scalability to realize the full benefits of an active Teradata environment.

About DGT

Autonomous body under the Spain's Ministry of Interior, Direccion General de Trafico (DGT) is a public organization responsible for safety on the roads. It oversees traffic safety and control on the nation's extensive road network through six traffic management centers strategically located throughout the country. Plus, it manages traffic infractions, driver education and the administrative functions required for 33 million registered vehicles and 25 million drivers. It even supports a police force of 10,000 officers dedicated to improving safety on the country's roads.

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