Smart public transport: providing both direct efficiency savings and indirect benefits for the city

05 August 2015
Report type: Implementation Guide
Author(s): Alex Chau - Research Director, Head of Asia
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, smart, cities, transport, public, bus, train, tram, Hong Kong, Curitiba, Helsinki, Guadalajara, Medellin, Madrid
Number of Pages: 29

As more and more people move to cities for employment opportunities, traffic congestion in urban areas is deteriorating further. City managers are forced to seek out solutions that can alleviate this problem. Many look to traffic management systems, while others believe that improving the public transport network will encourage people to move away from driving themselves and use public transport instead. Vehicle tracking systems are becoming more widely used across urban public transport systems. These perform a variety of functions, including tracking a vehicle’s location in order to ensure the vehicle is on schedule, as well as monitoring the time spent allowing passengers to access and exit the vehicle.

This 29-page Implementation Guide takes a detailed look at the deployment strategies by the different cities around the world, providing a valuable reference for city manager looking to offer smart public transport in the near future. 

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