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The traffic and variety of personal mobility vehicles (PMV) has grown exponentially in recent years. A study by the MAPFRE foundation estimates that around 1,200,000 people use electric scooters and bicycles daily in Spain. However, despite the emergence of these new forms of mobility, there are still no systems to monitor and control their use accurately and efficiently, which has a negative influence on traffic management, new forms of mobility and, finally, on road safety.

Now, the Traffic Control Systems team of the ITACA Institute, belonging to the Universitat Politècnica de València, has designed, developed and validated the first road sensor adapted to personal mobility vehicles.