Real-Time Tracking of Vehicles Across Transit Yards
Digitize Depot Operations
Ubisense tracks the precise real-time location and movement of vehicles across indoor and outdoor transit yards so you can eliminate wasted search time and automate processes.
Eliminate Wasted Search Time
Know the locations and status of all of your vehicles, all of the time with a browser-based map and easy to use search. Transit management systems save hours of search time and remove the need to manually log every vehicle’s location.
Automate Everyday Processes
Automate barriers to control the authorized entry and exit of vehicles based on real-time location.
Automate parking tasks by dynamically guiding drivers to the correct parking spaces to avoid unnecessary shuffle or for ease of maintenance tasks.
Coordinate vehicle locations with maintenance with service schedules.
Assign drivers accordingly. Make fixed routes flexible.
Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF)
TPF tracked and managed more than 250 vehicles. Buses scheduled correctly. Customer comfort and safety guaranteed. Cleaning schedules and maintenance always on time.
“The real-time location ultra-wide-band (UWB) technology from Ubisense is the key to our operational organisation; we couldn’t operate our network without this technology. It is the only truly suited technology for indoor and underground depot bus location. I strongly appreciate the competence and expertise of all involved Ubisense staff. Also, the quality of support and installation documentation is excellent. I’m looking forward to working with Ubisense on extending the solution to more of our depots.”
Mr Grégoire Ramuz, TPF
Synchronize not Shuffle
Hours of valuable time can be wasted each day shuffling vehicles into position to allow access for maintenance, route to cleaning or prepare for dispatch. Ubisense Transit Management integrates with existing scheduling and maintenance systems to guide the optimal staging of vehicles to reduce time spent in shuffle.
- Dynamically update dispatch plans based on vehicle status and location
- Centralise control of parking and guide drivers on entry to optimal spaces
- React rapidly to changing circumstances such as driver availability or adverse weather
Get a whole new perspective on your depot so that you can save time and minimize disruptions.
Benefits at a glance
Reduce Wasted Time
Replace time consuming, static and error-prone markup sheets with a real-time digital map of all vehicle locations and status.
Ensure maintenance tasks are followed and optimized by tracking actual vehicle flow through maintenance areas.
Assign drivers to vehicles based on actual availability not planned availability so dispatch times are always met.
Respond to Changes
Use dashboards and alerts to respond quicker to changing situations without relying on out-of-date systems or information.
Tracking Vehicle Locations
Buses, trams or trains are fitted with industrial-grade Dimension4 tracking tags that receive power directly from the vehicle or with long, multi-year life batteries. Tags transmit their location to within 1 metre (3 feet) using ultra-wideband signals for indoor spaces or GPS outdoors to within 5 metres (9 feet). Tags are robust rated at IP69k for ingress protection against water and dust, giving long-term reliable performance, rain or shine.
Ubisense Dimension4 Industrial Tags transmit vehicle location in real-time
Tags have multiple fixing options depending on vehicle
Dimension4 sensors are placed across indoor areas giving complete coverage where normal GPS signals are not received. A combination of Omni (ceiling mounted) and Directional (wall mounted) sensors are available to fit the environment and keep infrastructure costs low.
Sensors are easy to mount with dedicated brackets
Ingress protection against dust and water ensures durable performance
A three dimensional model of the transit yard is created in software with spaces easily defined to represent entrance, parking, cleaning and maintenance areas. Vehicle locations are recorded in real-time with ‘snap-to-space’ neatly depicting actual vehicle location relative to the environment. Integrations with existing packaged or bespoke transit systems means information is consolidated in one place with easy to use maps, and configurable searches, alerts and automations.
A 2D map gives complete real-time visibility of vehicle location and status
‘Snap-to-Space’ removes signal noise and neatly depicts vehicle locations
User interfaces can replace manual instructions in both depots and vehicles
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
”The real-time location ultra-wide-band (UWB) technology from Ubisense is the key to our operational organisation; we couldn’t operate our network without this technology. It is the only truly suited technology for indoor and underground depot bus location. I strongly appreciate the competence and expertise of all involved Ubisense staff. Also, the quality of support and installation documentation is excellent. I’m looking forward to working with Ubisense on extending the solution to more of our depots.”
“The system was deployed to provide localisation on a complex and demanding environment – to locate buses in a depot without GPS signal with a precision under a meter. It was able to integrate multiple platforms and proved to be extremely reliable. ”
“The implementation of vehicle reporting is easy to use and assesses. The training of non-technical teams went very well, it is an easy tool to learn. We have been using it for about 2 years and there have been no bad surprises.”
Why choose Ubisense?
Ubisense is proud to work with many transit companies around the globe, helping improve the management and dispatch of buses, trams and trains using proven, real-time location system technology.
Reliable and Accurate
Provides accurate and reliable real-time location data of vehicles across both indoor and outdoor depots
Integrates with existing dispatch, scheduling and maintenance systems for improved return on investment
All weather conditions
Operates all weather in harsh environments including extreme heat or cold
Helps digitize depot management reducing errors and optimizing operations
Typical payback in less than 12 months and significant savings possible
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