IoT solutions will save energy and optimise public transport performance

Posted: 18 June 2018 | | No comments yet

Internet of Things solutions will gather necessary data which will be analysed to optimise operational performance within public transport operations…


Keolis and Pilotfish have signed a partnership to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in real operating conditions onboard buses and coaches.

The vehicles will be equipped with a 4G internet solution to connect the vehicles and their equipment to the company’s information systems. This device complies with European standards and ITxPT1 specifications supported by Keolis.

The gateway, developed by Pilotfish – a company specialised in the development of IoT solutions for public transport – will be used to collect technical data, such as engine temperature, battery charge and the driver’s performance. Analysis of this data will allow Keolis to adjust its operating and maintenance processes; optimising fleet performance.

For example, the data will be used to support driver training in ‘eco-driving’, which will improve the passenger experience and save energy. The data collected and processed will allow the development of new and innovative business applications.

Xavier Hubert, Industrial Executive Vice President of the Keolis Group, declared: “With this project, Keolis is drawing on technological innovation to enhance operational performance. This integrated solution will allow us to be more competitive and differentiate ourselves by offering new business services at lower costs. Thanks to the data collected, we will discover new avenues for improvement in terms of energy use and operational performance, which will benefit Keolis and all its stakeholders.”

Keolis will initially install the device on 60 pilot vehicles with an intention to equip at least 750 vehicles in France by 2021. Keolis also plans to develop the solution for the European market.

Tomas Gabinus, CEO of Pilotfish, said: “This new agreement is an important step in our global growth strategy. We aim to be a part of the development and standardisation of public transport to increase energy savings and reduce operating costs with the aim of reducing the ecological impact of transport in the world.”

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