Optibus announced it has launched the Performance Suite, an end-to-end software platform for public transportation planning and operations, according to the company's news release.
Optibus said its latest bundle of features is designed to analyze, predict, and improve on-time performance (OTP) and the quality of public transportation.
Using real-time analytics through Optibus' partnership with Ito World, Optibus added that the Performance Suite enables users to dig deeper into service data to understand where, when, and why issues occur, leading to better on-time performance and OTP predictions, higher-quality passenger experience, and more operational efficiencies.
Initial Optibus customers reported up to a 28% increase in overall OTP while maintaining vehicle requirements (PVR), according to the news release.
The suite packages together two new features: Performance Insights and Predictive Runtimes. Performance Insights gives users the analytical capabilities needed to draw in-depth data from network performance and identify underperforming areas, according to Optibus. Using artificial intelligence, advanced algorithms, and data, Optibus said Predictive Runtimes enables users to validate timetable quality, generate new running times and timetables that meet OTP goals (e.g. 90%), and predict on-time performance, even for new routes for which historic runtimes are unavailable.
“When services are reliable, people are more likely to make public transportation their primary mode of mobility, and transportation providers are more likely to win future business. By drawing deeper insights from service data, public transportation providers can resolve issues that negatively impact on-time performance and deliver their best timetables yet,” said Amos Haggiag, CEO/co-founder of Optibus.