ITS in Public Transport - 2nd Edition

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Executive summary

The term Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) refers to information and communication technology applied to transport infrastructure and vehicles. Berg Insight's definition of ITS for public transport includes systems which are installed in public transport vehicles as well as at terminals, stops and similar. Included are also backoffice IT systems which ensure that public transport services can be planned, scheduled and managed to achieve efficient operations. An important part of ITS for public transport is further solutions providing travellers with updated information about routes, departure times, possible disturbances and connecting services. The history of these different types of solutions dates back several decades and current state-of-the-art solutions include for example real-time intermodal journey planners, automated fare collection systems using smartcards, and on-board infotainment solutions with information about nearby points of interest. Public transport plays an essential role in the European society. Approximately 60 billion public transport passenger journeys per year are carried out in the EU27. Available modes include for example local and regional buses and trolleybuses, regional and suburban rail transport, metros and trams, and local waterborne passenger transport services.

A total of 748,000 buses and coaches account for 8.6 percent of the yearly passenger kilometres on land in Europe. The economic value of public transport services in Europe amounts to around € 150–180 billion per year, which represents approximately 1–1.5 percent of the GDP. The public transport sector furthermore creates about 1.2 million direct employments in Europe, and an average of 2–2.5 indirect employments per direct job. Berg Insight is of the opinion that the European market for ITS for public transport is in a growth phase which will last for several years to come. Individual markets may however experience temporary fluctuations, depending on the political climate and local developments. The total market value for public transport ITS for buses and trams is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent from € 0.76 billion at the end of 2011 to € 1.5 billion by 2016. The penetration of on-board computer units with GPS location functionality and wireless communication in buses and trams is estimated to increase from 40.0 percent in 2011 to 56.1 percent in 2016. A group of international aftermarket solution providers have emerged as the leaders on the European market for public transport ITS. The dominant providers are INIT, Trapeze Group and IVU, all based in the German-speaking region and having substantial installed bases across a multitude of countries.

Examples of companies with major market shares on national markets in Europe include Ineo Systrans, which holds a leading position in France, and Vix which is a major player on the UK market through the acquired business formerly known as ACIS. Other significant players include the Spanish company groups GMV and Grupo Etra, Swarco's subsidiary Swarco Mizar in Italy, the Norwegian company FARA and the German provider PSI Transcom. All the major bus manufacturers have initiatives related to OEM bus telematics, however using very different strategies. MAN does not yet offer an OEM telematics system for its buses, though plans are to introduce such functionality. Scania currently offers the same telematics features for buses as for trucks and the company plans to introduce a wider range of busspecific solutions. Daimler has introduced a modified version of its fleet management system for trucks, marketed as a bus-specific system, while Iveco with the Irisbus brand collaborates with third-party suppliers when fulfilling customer requirements for ITS. Volvo Group, in turn, offers solutions not only for conventional telematics and fleet management, but also traffic management functionality such as dispatching, traffic monitoring and real-time passenger information (RTPI). The outlook for the European public transport ITS market is positive, as several major developments foster increased adoption of such technologies.

International public transport related initiatives such as the EU project EBSF are likely to increase the ITS adoption, and other contributing developments include UITP's sought-after doubling of the public transport ridership by 2025, the increasing environmental awareness and decreasing costs for ITS. Notable trends in the ITS industry include the increasing integration of smartphone-based solutions, used for traveller-centric applications as well as business performance overviews for operators, and most recently also as affordable tracking solutions enabling RTPI.

Table of Contents

Executive summary1
1 Public transport in Europe3
1.1 Modal split of passenger transport5
1.2 Bus fleets and public transport utilisation .6
1.3 Market shares for bus and coach OEMs8
1.4 Rail-borne public transport modes9
1.4.1 Trams and light rail.10
1.4.2 Metro .11
1.5 Organisation and contracting in public transport13
1.5.1 Legal framework..14
1.5.2 Organisational forms and regional differences15
1.6 Major public transport operators .17
2 ITS technologies and solutions ..21
2.1 Public transport ITS infrastructure..22
2.1.1 Vehicle segment..24
2.1.2 Roadside segment .26
2.1.3 Backoffice segment27
2.1.4 Traveller segment29
2.1.5 GNSS segment 30
2.1.6 Network segment 30
2.2 Public transport management ..34
2.2.1 Planning and scheduling tools.34
2.2.2 Computer aided dispatch systems 35
2.2.3 Traffic signal priority ..35
2.3 Traveller management..36
2.3.1 Passenger information .36
2.3.2 Entertainment 37
2.3.3 Fare payment 37
2.4 Driver management 38
2.4.1 Driving data registration and analysis ..39
2.4.2 Eco-driving schemes.39
2.4.3 Insurance risk management..40
2.5 Vehicle management.40
2.5.1 Vehicle diagnostics and maintenance planning .41
2.5.2 On-board security solutions..41
2.6 Business models and strategies .42
3 Market forecasts and trends .45
3.1 Market analysis .45
3.1.1 Market value forecast 45
3.1.2 Regional markets 47
3.1.3 Major vendors47
3.2 Market drivers and barriers.49
3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment ..50
3.2.2 Regulatory environment ..51
3.2.3 Competitive environment 52
3.2.4 Technology environment 53
3.3 Value chain analysis ..55
3.3.1 ITS and telematics industry players ..55
3.3.2 Automotive industry players..61
3.3.3 Telecom industry players 62
3.3.4 IT industry players ..64
3.4 Future industry trends ..66
4 OEM products and strategies..71
4.1 Daimler..71
4.2 Iveco ..74
4.3 MAN75
4.4 Scania 76
4.5 Volvo Group78
4.6 Other bus manufacturers.82
4.6.1 Alexander Dennis 82
4.6.2 VDL.83
4.6.3 Van Hool..84
5 Aftermarket solution providers.85
5.1 International 85
5.1.1 GIRO..85
5.1.2 INIT .87
5.1.3 IVU..91
5.1.4 Swarco..95
5.1.5 Thales98
5.1.6 Trapeze Group ..100
5.1.7 Xerox ..105
5.2 Germany and Eastern Europe107
5.2.1 Atron 107
5.2.2 PSI Transcom.109
5.2.3 R&G.112
5.2.4 Radcom.112
5.2.5 Siemens.113
5.2.6 UTI 114
5.3 France, Benelux and the UK115
5.3.1 Actia.116
5.3.2 Comatis .118
5.3.3 GreenRoad..120
5.3.4 Ineo Systrans..121
5.3.5 Lumiplan125
5.3.6 MiX Telematics ..126
5.3.7 Moviken .129
5.3.8 Navocap 131
5.3.9 Omnibus133
5.3.10 Prodata Mobility Systems.134
5.3.11 SPIE.137
5.3.12 Vix .139
5.4 The Mediterranean142
5.4.1 AP Systems .142
5.4.2 Digigroup..144
5.4.3 GMV.146
5.4.4 Goal Systems .149
5.4.5 Grupo Etra150
5.4.6 Indra 153
5.4.7 Link Technologies 155
5.4.8 PluService.156
5.4.9 Prointec .158
5.4.10 Selex Elsag..159
5.4.11 T&T ..161
5.4.12 Tecmic162
5.5 The Nordics .164
5.5.1 FARA164
5.5.2 Hogia ..166
5.5.3 Pilotfish ..168
5.5.4 Thoreb 170
5.5.5 Trivector.173
5.5.6 Vehco .175
5.6 Partial solution providers ..176
5.6.1 21st Century 177
5.6.2 DILAX..178
5.6.3 Hanover Displays .180
5.6.4 Höft & Wessel.180
5.6.5 Luminator Technology Group181
5.6.6 Nettropolis 183
Glossary .185

List of Figures

Figure 1.1: Modal split of passenger transport on land (EU23+2 2009) ..4
Figure 1.2: Bus statistics – vehicle stock, new registrations & passenger-km (EU23+2).7
Figure 1.3: Bus & coach (>16t) market shares, by group & brand (EU27+2 2011) ..8
Figure 1.4: Bus & coach (3.5–16t) market shares, by group & brand (EU27+2 2011) .9
Figure 1.5: Statistics on metro systems in Europe (EU23+2 2010)..12
Figure 1.6: Key figures on major public transport operators in Europe..17
Figure 1.7: Market presence in Europe for major transport operators (EU23+2 2012)..19
Figure 2.1: Public transport ITS infrastructure overview..23
Figure 2.2: Examples of on-board equipment installed in public transport vehicles 25
Figure 2.3: Example of public transport ITS backoffice segment ..28
Figure 2.4: Examples of journey planner for iPhone and smartcard payment solution..29
Figure 2.5: Mobile network operators (EU23+2 2011).32
Figure 3.1: Public transport ITS market value and penetration (EU27+2 2011–2016)46
Figure 3.2: Major public transport ITS providers on the European market48
Figure 3.3: Financial data for leading ITS and telematics industry players57
Figure 3.4: Key data for companies and groups active in ITS for public transport58
Figure 3.5: Mergers and acquisitions among companies active in public transport ITS 60
Figure 3.6: Top five M2M communication providers in Europe (Q4-2011) 63
Figure 5.1: Product overview of INIT's offering.88
Figure 5.2: Overview of IVU.suite.93
Figure 5.3: Trapeze's Intelligent Touch Terminal and Trapeze-Elgeba's Ticontrol 500104
Figure 5.4: Podium dashboard with driverAID function.117
Figure 5.5: Ineo Systrans' TACTILEO driver interface 122
Figure 5.6: MiX Telematics' RIBAS display..128
Figure 5.7: Pilotfish's Vehicle Gateway VG200..169

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