LIT Transit behind Greek Island smart city initiatives
A new era in public transport for Santorini and Syros with LIT smart mobility technology
Travelers on Santorini and Syros benefit from improved public transport as a result of smart city projects led by LIT Transit partner, AMCO Inspired Technologies. AMCO has provided a comprehensive solution that includes LIT Operate transit management system with automated vehicle location (AVL) and LIT Inform passenger information system (PIS).
The projects are part of a wider national strategy to develop intelligent transport systems to handle the increasing demand for travel with sustainable transportation. Both projects were awarded to AMCO during 2019 and are expected to make a significant contribution towards improving the quality of life for residents and visitors.
Iraklis Kitsonas, International Sales Manager at AMCO:“The authorities now have the information they need to manage daily operations more effectively and efficiently, while providing travelers with convenient live passenger information.”
In Santorini (officially Thira) the scope was to develop and operate an intelligent telematics platform for the public bus service. The technology encompasses a complete control center that consolidates information from bus driver consoles. It enables the municipality to remotely monitor and manage fleet operations – optimizing route planning and improving service performance. Passengers benefit from live service information delivered via smart bus stops using Papercast e-paper passenger information displays and associated system applications such as the mobile app and website.
In the Municipality of Syros, AMCO is providing an integrated multi-channel information system for bus transport using similar technology components to Santorini. The public can access consistent information before and during their journey via a smart phone mobile app, website, SMS, bus stop and onboard.
The system includes computer screens with built-in ticket printer and passenger information screens within the city buses, including electronic LED signs and LCD panels, showing itineraries, journey times and next stop. Information on routes and live arrival times is available via a smartphone mobile application, SMS and a customized web application. In addition, mobile and web apps will include the city guide, near-me points of interest and trip planner. Real-time arrivals are available at bus stops on e-paper displays.
All data is gathered in the central management platform, featuring state-of-the-art functionality. Allowing remote monitoring and management of the system, it also provides continuous and up-to-date information on the corresponding authorities.
“The smart mobility platform from LIT is the very foundation of these projects. LIT technology is particularly easy to implement but still incredibly feature rich, with a flexible cloud-based software subscription model,”adds Iraklis.
AMCO has taken the lead on these projects, which includes procurement, customization and commissioning through to training and ongoing support services. It has teamed up with LIT on a wide range of publish transport transformation projects for authorities in other countries.
Their integrated mobility solutions help cities to make public transport more attractive by improving service performance and achieving uninterrupted passenger flow. Equipped with the right tools and information, customers can effectively and efficiently manage daily operations, and at the same time make the passenger experience as frictionless as possible.
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