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Smart Transportation in South America

Smart Transportation in South America

An innovative platform integrates data and information to create a "smart" public transport system.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

Every day, in the city of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil) alone, 160,000 web searches are submitted for the following questions: "Which line should I take to reach my destination?"; "Where's the bus stop?"; "At what time does the bus leave?". A figure reflected by the fact that 8% to 11% of Brazilian citizens require more information on public transport, 5% to 8% would take the bus more if they had more information readily available.

Solution

Considering this clear need expressed by citizens, Engineering do Brasil, the Brazilian division of our company, created INFOBUS, a platform based on a software for the analysis and management of data from the public transport system. INFOBUS collects the data using the IoT paradigm, organizes it, makes it accessible through different channels (at bus stops, via the web, via smartphone, etc.), and facilitates the proper use of public transport for all citizens.

The platform has various functionalities, including:
  • 24/7 automatic response service for end customers.
  • Display of maps, routes and lines in real time.
  • Interactive dashboard for smart management of the system on cloud.
  • Applications for public transport.


In addition, the solution envisages the integration of tools useful for data collection, such as:
  • Applications for "field data collection".
  • Monitoring via GPS.
  • Web interface.
  • Google Transit platform.
  • Results

    Reduction in vehicles on the road

    55 million users

    Used in the 25 largest cities of Brazil and Argentina

    Higher revenues for the public transport authority

    Project Value

    Process performance
    Innovation
    Visibility

    Enabling Technologies

    Cloud
    AI & Advanced Analytics
    IoT

    Project Team

    Engineering Do Brasil