The future is here. Technologies that were unthinkable a few decades ago now make it possible to travel long distances faster, more safely, and with less consumption. We can manage and centralize all of the transport and services of a large city or region, prevent or resolve traffic congestion before it occurs and control communications remotely. We’ve come a long way, but paradoxically, we’re still far from where we want to go. But nothing can be achieved without a society with the capacity for change, commitment and transformation. Nothing without innovation.

Sustainability and innovative technology go hand in hand in modern engineering and are the keys to building a friendlier society. This issue’s cover story addresses one of the very latest topical issues that largely represents this demand for progress: the application of information and communication technologies in cities, where more than half of the world’s population is already concentrated. Ineco is responding to this challenge decisively through its commitment to ICTs applied to mobility, smart platforms that make it possible to manage integrated data in real time. An example of this process of digital transformation is Cityneco, the platform that will soon go into operation to help provide truly smart management of traffic in the city of Granada.

The future is here, but nothing can be achieved without a society with the capacity for change, commitment and transformation. Nothing without innovation

In the report on air transport in Peru, we cover the vision of the general manager of AdP, concessionaire of the Chiclayo International Airport, a project to which we are contributing our extensive experience in airport expansion. For years, we have also provided technology to serve citizens through cutting-edge projects like the Galileo satellite navigation system, in which we have participated since 2010 and which is covered once again in this issue.

Lastly, we have technology and sustainability in Renfe’s Universal Accessibility Plan, on which we are collaborating to improve the Cercanías commuter rail stations; the Faros de España project, for which we also have the interview with the head of the Spanish Marine Aids to Navigation Service of Puertos del Estado and reports on ENAIRE’s Flight Plan 2020, and environmental management. We hope our readers will find the contents of this issue interesting and informative.