Running public transport successfully is, not least, an economical challenge. In the first place, this calls for deploying only as many vehicles as necessary to fulfil the demand. On the other hand, it is crucial to organize working procedures efficiently and make the best use of further cost saving potentials, for example through optimized asset management and energy efficiency. At the same time, you always have to keep in mind the aspired service quality and customer experience.
Automatic Passenger Counting
The Automatic Passenger Counting system MOBILE-APC uses the most accurate sensor currently available on the market – the IRMA sensor. The passenger counts are matched with the schedule data and can be evaluated in MOBILEstatistics to identify where service and demand don’t match or to produce reports for revenue distribution. In addition, information on the passenger counts can be transferred in real time to inform dispatcher and passengers. For example, this information is used to guide passengers on the platform to less crowded sections within incoming trains.
Ecological and economical fleet management
Modern vehicles constantly monitor the status of their technical systems. Logs and error reports are useful for troubleshooting in the workshop. Now pertinent vehicle information is collected via the CAN bus (Controller Area Network) and merged by MOBILE-ECO². Subsequently, they are displayed in one single system to monitor the vehicle condition and optimize maintenance. In addition, the factors influencing the fuel consumption of the vehicle are tracked. They are directly presented to the drivers via a panel or their data terminal to increase the awareness of inappropriate behavior and to serve a more reluctant driving style. In addition, the data can be used to adapt driver training or to reward drivers for fuel savings. As savings from five to eight percent can be achieved relatively easily, the monitoring of the driving pattern is an important factor to increase the efficiency of public transport.
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