Close on the heels of the nearly completed Automatic Passenger Counting project INIT has been realising for the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA), RTA demonstrated once again that they found their perfect ITS partner with INIT. Following the strong partnership that was successfully established during the set-up of Dubai’s state-of-the-art ITCS and Real-time Passenger Information System (called AVM), RTA also decided in favour of INIT when it came to the Design and Implementation of an AVM System for Marine Transport Vessel Operation.
With this contract INIT Innovations in Traffic Systems FZE Dubai is venturing into a new area from land transport to water transport. Therefore, INIT FZE is able to take advantage of the experience the INIT group gained in the past with integrating vessels into their operation control systems. In the initial phase INIT has equipped 15 vessels – 5 water buses, 5 water taxis and 5 ferries – and integrated them into RTA’s Intermodal Transport Control System (Automatic Vehicle Management System). Hence, they can be tracked in the Operation Control Centre (OCC) and the OCC is able to interact with the drivers in case of any incident.