SBS Transit partners with Stratio to implement the largest Bus Condition Monitoring project in Singapore
SBS Transit and Stratio have partnered to implement Bus Condition Monitoring on SBST’s buses as part of its efforts to increase fleet uptime, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.
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SBS Transit (SBST) is the leading bus operator in Singapore and is part of the ComfortDelGro Group. It aims to provide safe, comfortable and reliable public transport services to millions of passengers carried every day over an extensive network of more than 200 routes.
The SBST team had been exploring cost-effective solutions to increase fleet uptime, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. The project with Stratio, currently in about 1,000 buses of its fleet, is supporting the company in optimising its maintenance processes and improving bus reliability to serve the main goal of delivering a better service for commuters.
After a proof-of-concept that ran for six months, Stratio fulfilled the SBST requirements by predicting faults in several systems and components: cracked belts; deteriorating alternators; brake pads wear and tear; fuel filters needed to service; engines with overheating issues; engine oil leaks; and faulty fuel gauge sensors, among others.
According to Ang Soon Yeong, Head of the Bus Engineering Systems and Technology Department at SBS Transit: “The Stratio platform enables real-time fault detection and predictions for our buses. This allows for timely repair recalls, with the workshops being alerted before actual breakdowns happen – reducing the occurrence of bus breakdowns in the process. It allows for some bus components to be utilised beyond their preventive replacement cycles, reducing costs and wastage. The solution taps into onboard data without the need for additional sensors, making it easily scalable and extremely cost-effective.”
The Stratio platform provides insights into the vehicle performance and its component’s health leveraging automation. This is done through machine learning models for predictive maintenance that automatically and continuously analyse very large amounts of vehicle data – around 100 billion at the time of writing, and further growing as more transport operators trust Stratio to become its maintenance partner.
Stratio has a global reach of customers across Europe, Asia, Australia and North and South America, working with companies operating more than 200,000 vehicles worldwide – namely the ComfortDelGro Group, Arriva, Keolis and RATP. Stratio offers the world’s leading predictive maintenance solution, supporting transport operators’ transition into a zero downtime future to serve more customers, better and at a lower cost.
SBST is part of the ComfortDelGro Group, one of the largest land transport companies in the world. They operate a fleet of 40,000 vehicles in seven countries, from the UK & Ireland to Australia, Vietnam and Malaysia, as well as across nine cities in China.