The passenger in focus

When is the next bus to the city centre, I asked myself.
In my home town, Gothenburg, the internet service for time tables is really convenient for planning the journey and for choosing the fastest routs. I find the on-line real time information at the bus stops even more useful. The next bus is displayed and the real time to wait is displayed. Whenever my express bus from Kungälv is delayed, I can with some efforts take a detour and reach the my work with some 10 minutes delay, rather than the 30 minutes that would have been the consequence without the detour.
I find the real time internet service particularly useful in the winter, when I can avoid waiting in a snow storm, by checking the potential delay before leaving the office.

Volvo bus offer together with our partner Consat, ITS4mobility, an information system that use the open communication interface of all bus brands. It is therefore easy to integrate on existing fleets with all sorts of buses, trams and trains. The Intelligent Transportation System, ITS4mobility, supports real time passenger information both for display at the bus stops and on the internet and on mobile phones by WAP.
The fleet management, allows the operator to keep track of all buses and redirect traffic in case of disturbance. Important information is generated to assess the priority of different routs in the daily traffic. All to the benefit of time keeping.
Nowadays I don’t need to speculate, the real time system tells me when the next bus appears. 

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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