Fleet management and passenger information for Busland AG
On electronic displays, online and via app: Passengers of Busland AG always have access to the latest departure time information at any time and from anywhere. Within just ten months, IVU Traffic Technologies has supplied a complete system for fleet management and passenger information.
As a subsidiary of BLS, Busland AG operates a more than 200-kilometre long bus network with 18 routes and more than 600 stops in Emmental and Oberaargau. The company has been planning and dispatching its vehicles and driving personnel using the IVU.suite since as far back as 2014. To further improve fleet management and passenger information, IVU implemented a complete real-time data system for Busland in accordance with the VDV (Association of German Transport Companies) implementation specification for public transport in Switzerland (RV ÖV CH) in 2018.
This has involved fitting all vehicles with an IVU.box.touch on-board computer. The IVU.cockpit software installed on these computers provides the drivers with all important information about the timetable situation and controls the entire passenger information. The IVU.fleet control centre continuously processes vehicle location data, which allows dispatch managers to react flexibly to changes in the traffic situation.
“Due to our positive experience, we decided to continue to develop our cooperation with IVU,” said Patrick Fankhauser, Head of Technology and Infrastructure at Busland. “Thanks to the simple integration with the IVU planning tools, we can now ensure a continuous data supply. As a result, our customers have access to up-to-date departure times in real time for the first time – on our website, in the SBB app and on all digital displays.”
The connection to the cantonal Bern data hub was an important project milestone. “We are delighted that we have been able to provide Busland with a suitable solution based on the IVU.suite, particularly in the context of the Swiss RV ÖV CH,” explained Marc Schaffert, Managing Director of IVU Traffic Technologies Schweiz AG. “With this move, we are also positioning ourselves as a reliable partner for fleet management and passenger information systems in Switzerland.” As part of a follow-up project, IVU implemented connection management for BLS and SBB trains in accordance with RV ÖV CH.
IVU Traffic Technologies has been working for over 45 years with more than 700 engineers to ensure efficient and environmentally friendly public transport. IVU.suite's integrated standard products cover all bus and rail companies’ processes: from planning, dispatching and operations controls to ticketing, passenger information and the settlement of transport contracts. By working in close partnership with our customers, we lead successful and ambitious IT projects and ensure reliable mobility in the world's metropolises.
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