Bus companies and public transport: which needs for on-board computing solutions?

Fleet management tools including geolocation, and more generally on-board computing solutions, applied in the field of transportation, can be very useful for entities such as bus companies. Our Silver, Gold and Platinumsoftware provides a large amount of features that may be of interest to transport professionals. The needs of these professionals in fleet management stay in the following points:

  • Find drivers and vehicles in real time and get their condition: the operator can know where the buses are at any time, and make sure the journeys are going well. He has access to vehicle conditions and knows if the vehicle is running, pausing or stopping, and for how long. It also has access to the fuel tank filling state and knows exactly which vehicle requires a new full.
  • Inform passengers of the location of the bus and its proximity to their stop.
  • Allow a third party to locate the bus remotely.
  • Organize vehicle parking: allows you to quickly find the location where a vehicle is parked, where a car park, which saves the operator extra time, and avoids looking for a vehicle where it is not.
  • Make statistics and calculate vehicle utilization rates: to find out which vehicles are most used and the number of kilometers on the odometer, in order to allocate free vehicles more equitably to drivers, which allows for better targeting of vehicles requiring maintenance. Also to find out when the driver started his day and what time he finished it, which has the quick effect of making him responsible for his punctuality and respect for his working hours.
  • View route histories: allows the operator to find all the vehicle’s trips and time slots, count its number of races, driving time,covered distance , and observe violations of the traffic code such as speeding. Some of the operator’s tasks are therefore automated, for example he will no longer need to manually enter vehicle mileage, which will save his time and comfort in the execution of his work.
  • Fuel and maintenance savings: Drivers familliar with eco-driving are better able to drive economically and ecologically, reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This will allow the company to communicate on its responsible approach to sustainable development. Eco-driving also reduces vehicle wear and tear thanks to a more flexible ride, taking more care of the engine, tires…
  • Secure drivers in the event of an assault or accident with an alert button, which makes it possible to react more quickly and to prevent rescues; to do road prevention by controlling the speed of the vehicle, and by enforcing the rules of eco-driving; while allowing the driver’s responsibilities to be cleared through the Crashbox which provides access to a large amount of information prior to a possible crash, which will rule out conflicts with insurance companies.
  • Build a database of the entire fleet of vehicles and drivers, to simplify the operator’s administrative tasks by centralizing information and allowing it to better organize itself; have access to vehicle information such as the date of the last maintenance, the type of fuel or the registration, who drives which vehicle at a moment through the use of Dallas Keys.
  • Alert by SMS or email: The operator is notified in real time in case of non-compliance with safety, eco-driving or authorized speed; if a vehicle enters or leaves the garage, or at a specific location such as a pick-up point, or in an area where parking is not allowed.
  • Know in real time the condition of the fuel tank of buses.
  • Record in real time the validated tickets when boarding the vehicle.
  • Fight fraud, vandalism and assault by installing cameras inside the vehicle. This type of installation deters, or at least reduces, vehicle damage by users, as well as reducing acts of malice and aggression.

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