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Stadtwerke Solingen rely on the IVU.suite

Berlin/Aachen/Solingen, 20 June 2023 | Fleet management, ticketing, and passenger information from a single source – Stadt­werke Solingen is now relying on the integrated complete solution IVU.suite, including IVU Traffic Technologies’ on-board computer IVU.ticket.box, for standardised management of all of the major city’s bus operations.

Year after year Stadt­werke Solingen (SWS) transports more than 24 million passengers across the "City of Blades" on the Wupper river, a city famous for its manufacture of knives and other cutting tools. The transport operator now relies on the IVU.suite – completely hosted in the IVU.cloud – to control its 116 vehicles in the best possible way, as well as standardising ticketing and passenger information.

The SWS control centre has an overview of its buses’ locations at all times, and can communicate quickly and easily with the drivers via a VoIP-based voice radio system as needed. The drivers use the IVU.ticket.box to control all on-board electronics such as audio and LSA analogue radios, the door control, or IBIS devices. In addition, the on-board computer shows all relevant information on the customer display, prints the tickets, and processes even demanding ticket data with ease.

“With the IVU.suite, we now have a much more modern, completely integrated system that makes it easier for us to manage our entire fleet,” said Adrian Kobayashi, Project Manager at Stadt­werke Solingen. “This directly benefits our passengers, whom we can now provide with consistent real-time information directly from the control centre.”

“Stadt­werke Solingen is an important new customer for us, bringing with it a very special fleet with its large number of trolleybuses,” said Bastian Dittbrenner, Head of the Public Transport Division at IVU Traffic Technologies. “The fact that SWS also relies on hosting our systems in the IVU.cloud strengthens us in our path towards software and operational management from a single source.”

IVU Traffic Technologies has been providing efficient and environmentally friendly public transport for over 45 years with more than 800 engineers. The integrated standard products of the IVU.suite map all the processes of bus and rail companies: from planning and dispatching to operations control, ticketing and passenger information, right through to the settlement of transport contracts. In close partnership with our customers, we lead demanding IT projects to success and therefore ensure reliable mobility in the metropolises of the world.

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