Dynamic RTPI and MTA in public transport

30 April 2009  •  Author(s): Stefan Gemperli, Head of Sales, Continental Automotive Switzerland AG

To make local and regional public transport more attractive to a large potential ridership and thus more competitive, passenger information is one of the critical success factors and, therefore, pivotal. While dynamic real-time passenger information at stops has become a widely accepted standard, intermodal in-vehicle dynamic passenger information that includes information on available transfers at next stops is not yet common.

Based on the VDV-453 real-time interface which forms one of the standards underlying the CEN “Standard Interface for Real-Time Information” (SIRI), Continental – Public Transit Solutions has successfully put into operation a real-world installation in Switzerland. The company is now advancing this solution on a larger scale with another Swiss transport association.

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