EcoTelematics Group Oy chose the RUT955 by Teltonika Networks for NaviFleet Automatic Passenger Information System. Together, EcoTelematics Group Oy and Teltonika can address most of Public Bus Operators and Public Transport Authorities use Passenger Counting Solution to improve their services for Passengers and optimize their operation.
So, we established that real-time data is vital in making timely decisions to optimize the operation of public transport. However, the question is what kind of data is important, and how to collect it and share it in real-time to increase effectiveness?
The most important factor in optimizing transport frequency is the number of passengers. Having real-time data as opposed to data from a short window is superior as it allows knowing what is exactly happening at a given time and make adjustments immediately, like adding an additional bus to the schedule to avoid overcrowding, hence improving customer experience. But how does this happen in real life?
Implementing a system that is capable of collecting and sending data in real-time in a constantly moving vehicle requires not just sophisticated counting equipment and cloud-based application, but also - a reliable connectivity solution.
The NaviFleet APC solution uses of Teltonika RUT955 router for the network. Passenger Counting Sensors are connected over the Ethernet interface and use NaviFleet APC firmware for real-time data collection. NaviFleet APC firmware is compatible with the most well-known passenger counting sensors.
NaviFleet APC Firmware integrated with RutOS OpenWrt transmits passenger counting information to NaviFleet Could Server Software over Wi-Fi or 4G for network continuity. Transmitted data includes accurate GPS tracking information, geofencing data, driving mileage, driving and stop time, and passenger flow data.
Advanced NaviFleet APC Firmware can connect additional devices, such as video IP cameras, breath analyser, Passenger Information System, and ticketing terminals.