Management & Operations

Swedish firm partners with Volvo on ITS

Posted on September 8, 2008

The Swedish engineering firm CONSAT is opening a new Canadian subsidiary, and is introducing, in collaboration with Volvo Bus Corp., an intelligent transportation system product: ITS4mobility.

Since 2004, CONSAT has been working with Nova Bus, a Volvo Bus Corp. subsidiary, on the design and production of telematics solutions for its vehicles.

Based on data about current and historical traffic flows, and using combinations of text signing and voice media, the ITS4mobility system distributes up-to-date information about routes to individual vehicles, bus stops and central control centers. This enables passengers to know precisely when the next bus will arrive and how long their trip will take, informs drivers as to whether they are deviating from their timetables, and lets traffic control know if there are too many or too few vehicles along a particular route.

The ITS4mobility systems can be factory-installed on Nova Bus vehicles as well as retrofitted on all buses. The installation can be personalized and can integrate particular functions.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Setzer named president of transit for Transdev North America

Most recently served as CEO of the company’s Nassau County, N.Y.,  the largest contracted transit system in the U.S.

A look at the transport system in Bordeaux, France

Like many French cities, Bordeaux has embraced the return of the modern tram over the last two decades to an impressive result. 

Stantec adds to its transportation, environmental services team

Gilberto Ruiz has more than 25 years of experience working across a wide variety of project types including residential, commercial, public works, and transportation.

Denver RTD approves new fare policies for 2019

The recommended package of fare policy changes is forecasted to reach fare revenue target levels over the next three years.

Calif.'s SANDAG selects new executive director

Hasan Ikhrata will be responsible for leading a SANDAG staff of approximately 375 people and overseeing a $1.3 billion annual budget.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation