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ÖstgötaTrafiken improves travel information with IoT technology from Fältcom

Press Release   •   Feb 11, 2016 08:30 GMT

In Sweden, ÖstgötaTrafiken is investing in world class Internet of Things technology from Fältcom to improve public transport travel information in the region of Östergötland. The technology makes it possible to constantly update travelers with real-time information about whether the bus is on time or not.

Billions of vehicles around the world are right now being connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) to make travelling more comfortable, safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly. Now the IoT technology is also present in the region of Östergötland, where 28 million public transport journeys are made every year, by bus, trains and tram, all coordinated and planned by ÖstgötaTrafiken.

Before the end of 2015 ÖstgötaTrafiken installed Fältcom’s platform, MIIPS, which today can be found in every other bus in Sweden. Now GPS information is sent from ÖstgötaTrafiken’s buses in their express bus service through the traffic management system – and it becomes immediately available to customers via the travel planning tool on their web site and in the smart phone app.

– A prognosis about when the bus arrives and if it is on time or not facilitates planning for customers and makes it more attractive to use public transport as part of their everyday lives, says Eva Jylltorp, Head of Communications at ÖstgötaTrafiken.

– ÖstgötaTrafiken is a brilliant example of how new technology can facilitate everyday life for travellers in public transport. We are happy to be a part of that. With the Fältcom platform installed new smart functionality can be added later on, says Tobias Andersson, Vice President Worldwide Sales at Fältcom.

For further information, please contact
Tobias Andersson, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Fältcom, + 46 90 18 39 02, tobias.andersson@faltcom.com
Eva Jylltorp, Head of Communications, ÖstgötaTrafiken, +46 13 37 11 10

Fältcom sells and develops systems with reliable and secure communication for services in machine-to-machine communication, M2M, and the IoT (Internet of Things). Fältcom was founded in Umeå in 1998 and currently has over 160,000 installed devices, 30,000 of which consist of the open MIIPS platform. MIIPS is found in everything from Volvo’s test cars to all Swedish weather stations and speed cameras, as well as thousands of buses, and regulates when the lights in cities like Malmö turn off and on every day, among other things. Fältcom is mostly owned by SEB Venture Capital and Industrifonden, and has about 40 employees at the headquarters in Umeå www.faltcom.se

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