INIT supports public transit agencies in rolling out e-mobility. INIT's end to end solution covers adapted operational information systems as well as additional new applications. INIT’s customers only need a few upgrades to set up an integrated system which accommodates all e-mobility-related tasks, resulting in a substantial improvement in efficiency.
- Simulation and forecasting tool for economical introduction of e-buses
- Regulated and calculated introduction process
- Permanent monitoring of charge levels
- Central charge management and load balancing
- Comprehensive vehicle monitoring during operation
- Range prediction based on operational data
- Efficient operation of the e-bus fleet
Electromobility in planning
In the planning system, several new parameters specific for electromobility have been added. All have a direct impact on vehicle requirements, productivity, and overall costs. Reason enough to examine various scenarios in advance – which is made possible thanks to the INIT planning system and the integrated block and duty optimization tool. Public transit agencies can simulate scenarios based on different parameters and use these results for making financially sound decisions.
Monitoring and operations control
The route profile, traffic jams, starts and stops, the need for air conditioning and above all, the driver’s individual driving style have a direct impact on total energy consumption. With the significantly reduced overall range, there is increased risk of a vehicle coming to a standstill. Charge levels can now be monitored remotely from the control center. When needed, various actions can be taken.
Centralized charge management and depot management
INIT's central charge management system integrates vehicles, charging points, depot management, and the energy supply. This system provides predictions of future energy consumption, monitors charging processes, and ensures appropriate charge management and balancing to avoid expensive peak loads.
INIT's depot management system is also ready for e-mobility: vehicles’ current charge levels, available charging bays, and planned pull-outs are all taken into account as soon as a vehicle enters the depot.
Vehicle status and driving quality
Transit agencies also need to look at the general condition of the vehicle, especially as there is no historical statistical data available on e-bus operations. INIT's vehicle health management system continuously monitors the vehicle’s condition during active operation, generating status messages, and simplifying planning of vehicle repairs. Additionally, INIT's assistance system helps to promote safe and energy-efficient driving. It tracks actual energy consumption and driving situations and automatically generates reports accordingly.