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Supporting data-driven smart cities with advanced performance analytics

Supporting data-driven smart cities with advanced performance analytics By David Warren and Lindy Norris New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) is constantly building upon its legacy of industry-leading innovation, and a key area of its focus is enabling smart mobility in transit throughout North America. More specifically, an exclusive technology from New Flyer is […]

The intersection of Big Data with EAM

In our continuing series, we speak about the importance of “Big Data” with Ryan Harshbarger, Fleet-Net and business intelligence specialist at Avail Technologies, an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions provider for transit operators in the United States. What exactly is Big Data? Big Data is a buzzword, and not just in our industry. Traditionally, it […]

How transit can learn from other mobile-first payment industries

Most of the challenges facing fare collection revolve around the ease of use for your riders. Using multiple systems or complicated fare structures makes it difficult for new riders to feel comfortable, because they fear not having the correct ticket or amount of cash on hand. If your riders make a mistake because of an […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Operational technology

  BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about “smart cities,” and the part technology plays in advancing this important concept. How does the technology your company provides assist transit agencies and / or municipalities in operating a “smart city?” Connectivity is the name of the […]

Mitigating Risk with Video Surveillance

For this important discussion on the value of surveillance as a crime deterrent and risk management tool, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Anthony Incorvati business development manager transportation Axis Communications, Inc. Lucius McCelvey sales manager mass transportation Safety Vision   What is your company’s surveillance expertise? What are your capabilities? Lucius McCelvey: Safety Vision has been […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Passenger Communications

BUSRide spoke with experts in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) about the importance of passenger communications in creating “smart cities” – and how innovations in technology will continue to shift passenger demands. Kirk Shore vice president of product management Clever Devices Nick Ross industry solutions manager intelligent transportation systems (ITS) Trapeze Group Please briefly describe your […]

Achieving ROI doesn’t have to be a full-time job

By Todd Ewing Return on investment, or ROI—three little letters with one very significant meaning. Businesses today, especially those with fleets, are paying more attention to the ROI they get from each purchase, especially if that purchase includes technology that is intended to help their fleet operate more efficiently. Any opportunity for investment can be […]

Achieve Unlimited Integration Possibilities with Open Architecture

In an interactive webinar presentation, Monica Marcos, marketing and sales specialist for Safety Vision, compares proprietary VMS solutions with open platforms, and the associated risks and benefits of investing in these video surveillance systems. What is proprietary software? Proprietary software is often referred to as closed software. It is a piece of computer software owned […]

How infotainment is changing the rider experience

BUSRide spoke with experts at the forefront of infotainment, to learn about advancements in the industry, and the future of rider engagement. The panelists for this discussion were: Steve Halberstadt – product manager – Clever Devices Cliff Anderson – marketing manager – Luminator Tim Mark – V.P. sales and marketing – Hanover Displays What is […]

Accident prevention: 4 safety improvement technologies you should consider

By Lori Jetha Sixty-three pedestrians lost their lives in single vehicle accidents involving buses in 2015. That represents an 11 percent increase in fatalities involving buses over 2014.  This disturbing trend is fueled by pedestrians focused on mobile device screens, urban congestion, distracted motorists, and blind spots around the bus itself. At a 2016 bus […]