Thanks to the new INIT system, the Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe (GöVB) will be able to provide passengers with real-time passenger information at bus stops and aboard the 94 GöVB buses in Göttingen. The same real-time data will also be available at the operation control centre, enabling an immediate response to changing situations. The bottom line is that passengers will benefit from greater convenience and more reliable connections, while the transport provider will be able to operate more efficiently. This is all made possible thanks to the new Intermodal Transport Control System MOBILE-ITCS.
Being able to access and analyse data in realtime and establish connections with other modes of transport is becoming increasingly important for public transport operators. It is also the order of the day for GöVB in its role as an important partner within the South Lower Saxony Transport System (VSN). To reap the full benefits of real-time data for both passengers and public transport operators a high-performance Intermodal Transport Control System is required. These systems process and provide all data in real-time, making information accessible wherever it is needed: for the operation control centre, on-board computers in vehicles, bus stop displays, and passengers’ smartphones.
The INIT system uses the standardised interface of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), to support region-wide real-time passenger information and connection protection within the Bremen Lower Saxony Transport System (VBN). The project also encompasses modernisation of the communications infrastructure. In future, data and voice communication will use digital mobile radio (DMR). The introduction of DMR in Göttingen marks the first time DMR is being used by a German public transport operator.
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