Spanish IT firm Telvent will install a tunnel management System on El Morro Alto Tunnels in Brazil to enhance safety and bring down the number of accidents.

Under the €14.5m ($20.5m) deal with Brazilian Transportation and Infrastructures Authority (DNIT), the company will provide its Telvent SmartMobilityTM Tunnel solution.

The solution, based on Telvent’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition technology, will allow tunnel infrastructure and management to be centrally controlled, including emergency signalling system, CCTV surveillance, emergency intercom, variable message systems, lighting, ventilation and communications network.

DNIT operators would be thus able to know real-time situations inside the tunnel for quick and efficient response to emergencies.