IVU systems for 300 buses at Sea of Galilee
Superbus Vallys Ltd orders the complete IVU.suite
Berlin, 26 November 2014 – Efficient and reliable IT solutions are essential for the long-term success of public transport companies. All over the world, passengers expect services and connections to be on time and of a consistently high quality. The private Israeli bus company Superbus Vallys Ltd has therefore decided to use the complete IVU.suite from IVU Traffic Technologies AG for its new Ha’Amakim concession. The IVU.suite provides IT support for all the tasks involved in the operation of the fleet of nearly 300 buses from timetable planning through scheduling and operational control to ticketing, passenger information and settlement.
In addition to the IVU.suite, the twelve-year contract also covers the delivery of IVU.ticket.box on-board computers for ticket sales by the driver. The devices have been adapted to meet the requirements of the Israeli market and are fully compatible with the Calypso e-ticketing standard in use there. The IVU system now supports all the most important international standards for electronic ticketing. Already in December 2014, the first 100 new buses will be going into service. The vehicles are being supplied by the Chinese manufacturer Golden Dragon Bus, which has prepared them especially to accommodate the IVU solution. By March 2015, the entire fleet will be on the roads in Ha’Amakim.
An important reason for the Israeli public transport company to choose the complete IVU.suite was that all the modules of the integrated system will operate smoothly together. The IVU.suite runs on a server hosted in Israel to which the personnel of the operational control centre have access via a web client. In addition, all the software is available in Hebrew, so that personnel who do not speak English will also be able to use the system without any problem. All this helps to keep down the costs for service contracts and personnel training, offering the company a competitive advantage in the fiercely contested Israeli market.
“We know the public transport business in Israel and the requirements of our customers,” comments Dr Andreas Groß-Weege, the responsible member of IVU’s management team. “Superbus Vallys is an important new partner for us and will help us to further strengthen our position in the region.” In particular, the considerable experience IVU Traffic Technologies AG has already gained in Israel convinced the decision-makers at Superbus Vallys Ltd Founded in the year 2000, the private Israeli public transport company now operates a number of services in the country. Apart from the Ha’Amakim concession, the company runs a fleet of 140 buses with 200 personnel.
The fleet of Superbus Vallys Ltd will in future be planned and controlled with the IVU.suite from IVU Traffic Technologies AG. (Picture: Superbus Vallys Ltd)
IVU Traffic Technologies AG has been working for more than 35 years with some 350 software engineers to ensure that transport in the world’s major cities operates reliably and on time. People and vehicles in expanding cities are continually on the move – a logistical challenge which calls for intelligent and reliable software systems. The standardised software products of the IVU.suite and tailor-made IT solutions are used to plan, optimise and control the scheduling of vehicle fleets and personnel. Other systems support the choice of branch locations or ensure that election results are determined correctly.
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