GMV wins new contracts in Poland

14 February 2012  •  Source: GMV

GMV, technology business group, has now won a new one-million-euro contract for setting up the advanced fleet management and passenger information system in the public transport fleet of the Polish city of Nowy Sacz.

GMV will supply a GPRS-based advanced fleet management system for the 70-vehicle public transport fleet. It will also set up an electronic ticketing system and complete Passenger Information system comprising six bus-stop panels as well as SMS and internet information. This will cut operational costs and improve control over vehicle activity.

Nowy Sacz’s public transport fleet will be tracked by means of GMV’s highly robust and dependable M20 onboard unit. The M20 onboard unit is a mobile GPS tracking appliance with GPRS/GSM/UMTS communications based on an internal modem. This will also allow monitoring of service performance against real-time planning.

The control center will be made up by servers in high-availability configuration together with entirely GMV-developed software acting as the real core of the whole system. The advanced algorithms of this software enable bus-stop ETAs to be calculated with only tiny margins of error.

GMV’s fleet management system, due to be up and running by the end of 2012, will incorporate state-of-the-art tracking technology, GIS and mobile communications to provide a complete range of service-control, -management and -regulation functions plus a passenger information service.

GMV’s Nowy Sacz fleet management system includes a traffic-light priority system for public transport vehicles, also developed by GMV and taking in 14 of the city’s traffic-light-regulated crossroads.

With a population of about 85,000 Nowy Sacz lies in the southeast of Poland in the region of Malopolska.

As well as these projects GMV has recently signed another fleet-management contract for Tarnow, 70 km from Nowy Sacz. GMV will set up a passenger-counting and video-surveillance system for the 30-vehicle fleet, based on GMV’s REC20 onboard unit.

These new contracts make GMV an international benchmark in the transport area, coming on top of the intelligent transport systems being developed by GMV in Putrajaya (Malaysia), Ahmedabad (India), Budapest (Hungary) and those of Warsaw, Gdansk, Bydgoszcz, Czechowice-Dziedzice, Lodz and Szczecin in Poland itself.

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