Managing centre of regional public transport based on GNSS for vehicle tracking
Thanks to Global Navigation Satellite Systems, passengers always catch the bus when changing the connection from trains! Real time positions of public transport vehicles enable smooth management of transit nodes operation.
The real time positioning based at the present on GPS and in the future on EGNSS plays a very important role in the public transport operating in the South Moravian Region. Both all city public transport vehicles and all regional buses (in total more than 1200 vehicles) are equipped with the positioning system and direct connection to the Managing centre. In the rail transport every new train must be equipped with similar positioning system and the data of train positions are sent to the Managing centre as well.
The data are used for many purposes – the most important one is the ensuring the connections between single lines passing the same transit node. The system automatically sends instructions to the drivers and /or train managing centre based on the real positions and counted delays with a specified waiting times for delayed vehicles. The real time positions are also used for passenger information systems – smart stops, mobile phone applications, etc.