Sage and BusTech take the hassle out of travel

Technology development group SAGE Automation and bus manufacturer BusTech have partnered to deliver internet of things (IoT) connectivity to Australia’s new and existing bus fleets.

The companies have developed intelligent connected buses and transport infrastructure solutions to benefit passengers and transport operators.

Real-time traffic condition updates, event notifications and bus seat availability will be delivered in-vehicle,

The companies said in a statement: “With the transition to zero emission buses well underway, it is key that vehicles present the next level of telematic data for performance measurement and vehicle optimisation.”

SAGE’s IoT data capture device, SAGE Edge (pictured below), has been installed onto buses and vehicle infrastructure such as bus stops.

Passengers will ultimately have access to in-vehicle infotainment services and real-time service updates such as vehicle arrival time, seat availability and security alerts.

Transport network operators will obtain a dashboard view of vehicle placement on the grid, real-time and trend data on passenger numbers on services and waiting time at bus stops.

Data will also be captured on vehicle performance such as mileage, wear on components, suspension, vehicle speed and powertrain health, assisting with predictive maintenance.

A trial of the home-grown solution is already underway and scheduled to roll-out across states.

BusTech Group’s Christian Reynolds said: “We are seeing more and more requests for integrated solutions for product performance..

“It is no longer just about a vehicle, it’s about truly integrated solutions for mobility transit.”

Pictures: BusTech Edinburugh Parks/Sage Automation

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