IVU and Transdev sign framework agreement for integrated ticketing solution
Posted: 28 September 2017 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
Transdev GmbH and IVU Traffic Technologies have signed a framework agreement to provide an integrated ticketing system for all subsidiaries…
The Berlin IT specialist for public transport will provide software and hardware for all of Transdev’s buses and the data hub for Transdev’s central AVL system in Germany.
With 43 subsidiaries – including 27 operating in the area of bus transport – the Transdev Group is the largest private rail and bus operator in Germany. The company has around 1,200 buses providing reliable public transport services, particularly in more rural areas and towns. Until now, each subsidiary was able to choose the provider of its respective ticketing system. The new framework agreement between Transdev and IVU will now make decision-making easier. This should not only harmonise the Transdev Group’s fare management as a whole in the long run but also improve the management of vehicle data in the company’s AVL system for Germany as a whole.
With this agreement, the subsidiaries of the Transdev Group will receive, as required, the tried-and-tested products that come with the IVU.suite for handling all ticket sale activities: ranging from IVU.fare for settlement and fare management to the IVU.ticket.box on-board computer for selling tickets in the vehicle. The computer serves as a vehicle environment interface and gathers all data and transfers it to the IVU.fleet data hub, which then feeds the data to the central AVL system at Transdev. The entire on-board system is fully compatible with IBIS-IP and can already be used for e-ticketing.
Transdev was particularly convinced by IVU.xpress, a special implementation process that enables short project times and rapid commissioning. “Thanks to the system’s modular structure, the companies are also very flexible and can individually choose the products that they need,” explained Dr Tobias Heinemann, Marketing & Sales Director (CCO) at Transdev GmbH.
The framework agreement has an eight-year term with a minimum volume of 600 vehicles and IVU has already received the first orders.