Abu Dhabi, UAE

Automated Vehicle Management System for more attractive, accessible and reliable bus service

Being a pioneer in environmental consciousness, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi developed a Surface Transport Master Plan to create an effective intermodal transportation system, contributing to the economic growth, quality of life and environmental sustainability over the coming years. The Emirate wanted to make its bus services more attractive, accessible and reliable. Therefore, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transportation, nowadays called Department of Transport (DoT), decided to implement a fleet management and Real-time Passenger Information system. With INIT, they found a technology partner capable of fulfilling DoT’s high requirements.

Project at a glance




service routes


million passengers per year

The task

As a fast growing city, Abu Dhabi had to face a corresponding growth in the volume of traffic. Well-known for their environmental awareness it was no surprise that strengthening public transport was one of the main goals of the Emirate’s Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP). A key element is seen in the focused deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in particular an Intermodal Transport Control System (ITCS). In order to find a technology partner to provide an Automated Vehicle Management System (AVM), as they call it in Abu Dhabi, the Bus Office of DMAT performed an international tendering. The perfect partner was found with INIT.

The solution

INIT’s permanent presence in the Middle East with a team of experts has enabled a fruitful cooperation with DoT when implementing the ITS system, consisting mainly of the Intermodal Transport Control System, the Real-Time Passenger Information system and the data management.


Scope of the project

  • Intermodal Transport Control System
  • Real-Time Passenger Information
  • 2D and 3D GIS
  • System monitoring
  • Evaluation and statistics
  • Data management
  • Automatic route survey
  • On-board IT platform
  • Vehicle health monitoring

The conclusion

Thanks to INIT’s extensive experience in the implementation of large scale, complex ITS projects, the integrated ITS System could be developed, deployed, tested and validated successfully within a short period.


Eyad Tayeb

Managing Director
INIT Dubai

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