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Operating Assistance and Passenger Information System

PASSENGER TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT Specially designed to meet the needs of this sector of activity, the platform is built in a modular way, given the variety of existing companies.

Improve your quality of service and levels of safety for drivers and passengers, while optimizing your business processes.

  • Better resource planning
  • Improve timetable regularity
  • Real-time information to passengers
  • Increases safety onboard
  • Ensures a reduction in operating costs
  • Modular, robust and reliable

XTraN Passenger is Tecmic’s solution for the management of public transport systems.

The XTraN Passenger is a technologically advanced system, online, via the web, hosted on state-of-the-art datacenters, with dedicated mobile communications operators APN, guaranteeing the highest security and availability. Our technologies are designed, developed and manufactured by Tecmic under the best international standards, which guarantees us constant technological advances with our own specialized team.

XTraN Passenger - In real time, what are the advantages for transport operators?

  • Receive real-time information on the entire fleet’s activities;
  • Maintenance voice and data communication with the driver;
  • Establish real-time forecasts of bus arrival times at each stop;
  • Provide waiting times via several channels – electronic panels at stops, Android Mobile App, Text message and Internet;
  • Reduction in operating costs via analyses of driving styles and fuel consumption;
  • Automated design of timetables and maps for display at stops;
  • On-board security using sophisticated video surveillance and control over driving.

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MODULES FOR PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

Technical characteristics

Equipment and Features

Designed in a highly modular fashion, XTraN Passenger is specially aimed at the highly varied needs of this sector.

Collection of ambient sound
Recording cameras
Embedded panels
GPS antenna
Beacon RF
Passenger counting equipment
Open door sensor
On-board computer / Message console / Hands-free kit / SOS button / Alarm pedal
Canbus / Odometer
Passenger detection equipment / Public information panels

Operating support system

The system installed at the Operational Control Centre allows integration of information from:

  • Buses;
  • Journeys currently undertaken;
  • Service information;
  • Current journeys;
  • Upcoming journeys.

The system allows efficient control and the implementation of corrective actions in real-time:

  • Indication of route, route section and direction of next vehicle;
  • Scheduled date and time of start of next journey;
  • Indication of route, route section and direction of current journey;
  • Description and abbreviation of last stop;
  • Distance travelled since last stop;
  • Indication of last stop;
  • Indication of terminus stop;
  • Elapsed time since start of journey;
  • Scheduled date and time of start of journey;
  • Actual date and time of start of journey;
  • Estimate of date and time of end of journey;
  • Planned journey termini.

GIS Mapping System

This module provides a simple and easy to use overview of the entire bus fleet, together with associated information of relevance to operations.

Each workstation allows the user to customise his own preferences in terms of fleet information to be displayed over the map, as follows:

  • Buses to show;
  • Routes to show;
  • Vehicle status indicated by symbol colour;
  • Definition of vehicle operational status;
  • Bus speed;
  • Advances and delays.

Information to the public

Real-time multi-channel information to passengers:

  • Text message;
  • Panels at stops;
  • Website.

We adjust system implementation to your city, company and project particulars.

Passenger counting

XTraN Passenger features an automatic passenger counting system.
It provides information vital to the definition of timetables and allocation of resources in order to meet demand for the service.

Route Planning

This system allows the construction and configuration of a model of the entire public transport structure, to aid control and monitoring of operations:

  • Stops;
  • Routes sections;
  • Routes.

Energy Efficiency

This module collects and processes information from vehicles in order to allow energy-efficiency driver training.

Safety

  • Video surveillance;
  • Panic alarms;
  • Integration of alarm response from security forces.

Application Integration

  • Ticketing systems;
  • Planning systems.

Seasonal Planning

Management of services and journeys can be adjusted as a function of seasonal variations in demand for services.

Communications

Establishing communications with drivers is quick and simple, by means of predefined or free text messages.
XTraN Passenger features a control panel showing messages sent and received.

On-board units with GPS positioning

  • Odometer
  • RF Beacon
  • GPS Antena

Communications

  • Message and service console
  • Hands-free kit
 

Driving behaviour

  • CAN-BUS Module
  • Door open sensor

Passenger information

  • Public Information Panels
  • Devices for detecting the presence of passing buses
 

Safety

  • SOS Button;
  • Alarm pedal;
  • Sound recording;
  • Surveillance cameras for recording and transmitting video footage

Passenger counting

  • Equipment for passenger counting

Infotainment

  • On-board screens

Improved service regularity

  • Real-time information to controllers in flowchart or digital map formats;
  • Real-time instructions to drivers for speeding up or slowing down in order to adhere to timetable.

Guarantee continuation of operations with a minimum size reserve fleet

  • Permits a reduction in fleet size between 5% and 15%.

Cost reductions

  • Collect real-time data for supporting control over costs;
  • Fuel consumption data, allied to analysis of driving styles, can lead to fuel savings of 9% to 12% representing a total of 5% of the operator’s total costs.

Reduce fare enforcement costs

  • No more need for street enforcement personnel.

Improved safety and comfort

  • Various levels of alarm alerts, depending on severity of incident.

Detailed information on each vehicle

  • Connection to CAN Bus vehicle systems;
  • Reduced maintenance costs via collection of engine operating parameters;
  • Control over on-board bus destination indicators;
  • Integration with ticketing systems;
  • Integration with infotainment and CCTV systems.

Support preventive and corrective actions

  • Resizing of the fleet as a function of user demand;
  • Evidential data in the case of accidents;
  • Collection of vehicle data for continuous improvement of the service.

Improve service planning

  • By means of comparison of planned vs. actual performance;
  • Analysis of variations in service quality throughout the day;
  • Adequacy of service offer to variations in demand throughout the day;
  • Analysis of passenger boarding and alighting times vs. driving time;
  • Analysis of driver schedules, driver change times and minimisation of empty journeys;
  • Changes to vehicle routes as necessary.
Provide evidence on the quality of service provided
  • It proves the quality of the service provided;
  • Responds to complaints from third parties;
  • Permits to act effectively in the event of incidents;
  • Automatically generate data for different physical media of Information to the Public.

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