Management of transport and transport systems | IT-TRANS
22-Nov-2019

Management of transport and transport systems

IT-TRANS 2020: Exhibitors present digital solutions for urban mobility (Part 2)

Public transport is going through a period of change, bringing a constant stream of fresh challenges for public transport operators. What they need are reliable and powerful management systems capable of monitoring and controlling conventional fleets, e-buses, and autonomous vehicles. Also on their wish list is up-to-date passenger information to ensure transparency and customer satisfaction.

At IT-TRANS, CN-Consult is introducing several new features to make the DiLoc®|Sync document management system even more convenient (Copyright: CN-Consult)
At IT-TRANS, CN-Consult is introducing several new features to make the DiLoc®|Sync document management system even more convenient (Copyright: CN-Consult)

Up-to-date documents at the touch of a button

All over Europe, DiLoc®|Sync software is providing more than 36,000 professional drivers working for over 130 companies with up-to-date electronic documents, sending them directly to tablets, laptops or smartphones at the touch of a button. IT-TRANS exhibitor CN-Consult based in Mittenaar is introducing several new features to make document management even more convenient. Documents such as timetabling arrangements, speed restriction zones and other instructions can now incorporate a range of additional information such as validity conditions, descriptions, confirmation deadlines or synchronization priorities. CN-Consult has also developed a new forms editor that allows administrators to generate their own forms quickly and easily using drag-and-drop, distribute them to specific groups or individuals, and have them returned once they have been filled out. DiLoc|Sync now also incorporates the interface for DB Netz AG's “Green functions of train movement control” (recommendations for energy-saving driving), making it more versatile than ever.

The SIGMA software solution from Connective includes a planning tool and functions for importing, extrapolating, balancing and analyzing passenger numbers (Copyright: Connective)
The SIGMA software solution from Connective includes a planning tool and functions for importing, extrapolating, balancing and analyzing passenger numbers (Copyright: Connective)

A complete software solution for passenger counting

SIGMA, a software solution from Connective, based in Switzerland, includes passenger count data, a planning tool and functions for importing, extrapolating, balancing and analyzing passenger numbers. A sophisticated 10-step- plausibility check ensures high quality data, rapid analysis and simple operation. Data can be integrated in OPAL punctuality statistics and used in the SIM simulation application. Analytics tools offered within OPAL cover punctuality, connections, reporting, activity recording, management overview, rolling stock and timetable. With the help of SIM it is possible to verify a new timetable and present the effects of altered connections or construction sites. The new desktop application analyzes general events such as partial or complete failures, journeys, cycles and arrival and departure discrepancies at stops. The software is non-proprietary.

Public transportation: efficient planning and optimized operation

DPK from Poland is presenting different software solutions for timetabling, scheduling and rostering for buses, trains and drivers, according to business rules and existing restrictions. It enables multiple alternative scenarios to be planned with different parameters for comparison purposes so the best solutions can be found. CityLineDesigner is a system for designing transport networks and constructing timetables, TransErp supports the management of city transport operators in creating timetables and planning vehicle routes, duties and rosters. DPK Railways supports the transportation planning process for railway company employees such as train drivers, train crews and technical service crews.

The continually updated ivanto app and the new ivantoConnect hardware module together offer a complete solution for public transport companies (Copyright: GeoMobile)
The continually updated ivanto app and the new ivantoConnect hardware module together offer a complete solution for public transport companies (Copyright: GeoMobile)

Internet of Things for bus and rail

GeoMobile from Dortmund, Germany, presents ivanto, a system solution comprising a smartphone app, vehicle router with wifi connection and a fleet management portal for the public transport companies. It enables a Bluetooth infrastructure to be established between public transport vehicles and the smartphone app. It also allows vehicle and traffic data to be collected and analyzed. The aim is to make mobility accessible, multimodal and user-friendly.

The Movink panel is based on e-paper display technology with very low energy consumption and offers complementary information in addition to arrival times (Copyright: GRUPOETRA)
The Movink panel is based on e-paper display technology with very low energy consumption and offers complementary information in addition to arrival times (Copyright: GRUPOETRA)

Reference for multimodal transport management systems

GRUPOETRA from Valencia, Spain has developed an AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) solution based on powerful onboard equipment and fully centralized management. The heart of the system is CUBE+ onboard smart unit which handles the fleet management system, real-time information system and ticketing system. The fleet management system enables information such as bus arrival times to be displayed at the bus stop, in apps and on the internet. Energy-saving Movink e-paper panels installed at stops display not only arrival times but also complementary information such as different transport options, journey times and geolocalized data.

The tram driving simulator from INAVET for training drivers at DVB AG (Copyright: IVANET)
The tram driving simulator from INAVET for training drivers at DVB AG (Copyright: IVANET)

Driver advisory systems for public transport

INAVET, based in Dresden, Germany offers consulting, analysis and engineering services for comprehensive telematics systems, transportation research and innovative approaches for mobility of the future. Its core competencies include holistic concepts for driver training, driver advisory systems (DAS) – smarttrains.das – driving simulators and complex simulation environments. Products and services perfectly tailored to customers’ needs with appropriate engineering and software services for multimodal transportation management complete the package.

Fleet management system based on Open Source

Puzzle ITC from Switzerland is presenting FMSx, the eXtended fleet management system at IT-TRANS. FMSx is a solution for administering, updating and real-time monitoring of the IT systems of entire vehicle fleets. It supports different vehicle platforms from different manufacturers and has a modular structure. With the community source model, costs for further development are shared among all members. New functionalities are jointly developed and financed. FMSx integrates all use cases in one user interface, simplifying everyday railway operations.

Stahl Computertechnik is showcasing its networking solutions for public transport. (Copyright: Stahl Computertechnik/PRODUQTIV)
Stahl Computertechnik is showcasing its networking solutions for public transport. (Copyright: Stahl Computertechnik/PRODUQTIV)

IP networking in buses and trams

Stahl Computertechnik from Pfaffenhofen in Germany is showcasing its solution for IP networking in buses and trams at IT-TRANS – the Network Management System (NMS) for public transport operators. Across manufacturers the software enables the central configuration and management of IP-networks and routers in buses and trams, ticket machines and stops. Multiple devices can be configured simultaneously. Quick action can be taken in the event of breakdowns or necessary changes in configuration, without taking the vehicles out of service. All connected devices are continuously monitored, with remote installation of security updates for the routers. NMS manages and controls the systems of providers and third-party operators such as passenger information, passenger counting and video surveillance systems.

TeleMATRIK is presenting its MATRIK module system – a complete hardware and software solution for modern public transport (Credit: Telematrik)
TeleMATRIK is presenting its MATRIK module system – a complete hardware and software solution for modern public transport (Copyright: Telematrik)

MATRIK module system: a complete hardware and software solution for modern public transport

The PlanMATRIK graphical planning software manages all the information (topology and network data, driving and duty schedules) in a networked data model. The DispoMATRIK program enables scheduled services to be dragged and dropped in a Gantt chart for printing weekly or monthly service plans. BusMATRIK is a tablet-based on-board Android system which supports drivers with all positioning and communication functions. The ActionMATRIK smart ITCS system forms the central data hub of a traffic region, including all VDV interfaces, clear display of the current operating status with arrival and departure times for each stop, and vehicle location. InfoMATRIK is a passenger information system that quickly processes the departure information for the web.

With the IntraCon system from Tim-IT it’s possible to match timetables, identify delays and early departures and forward forecast times to passenger information systems in real-time (Coypright: Tim-IT)
With the IntraCon system from Tim-IT it’s possible to match timetables, identify delays and early departures and forward forecast times to passenger information systems in real-time (Coypright: Tim-IT)

IT supported software solutions from a single source

Tim-IT based in Bad Vilbel, Germany offers the IntraCon system, an ITCS/RBL-light software product that captures data in real time. It can match timetables, identify delays and early departures and forward forecast times to third-party passenger information systems in real time. At IT-TRANS the software company is also showcasing a new bus ticket printer with a large, driver-facing touch display. The printer includes an onboard computer, real-time data recording, direct server messaging and an interface function to passenger information systems such as DFI, iDFI, apps and interior- and exterior displays.

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