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London Buses & iBus Oliver Birtill. i-Bus?. £117m state-of-the-art Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and radio system One of the world's largest integrated AVL projects Replacing 5000+ battery operated microwave beacons on lampposts throughout Greater London.

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London buses ibus oliver birtill

London Buses& iBusOliver Birtill


I bus

i-Bus?

  • £117m state-of-the-art Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and radio system

  • One of the world's largest integrated AVL projects

  • Replacing 5000+ battery operated microwave beacons on lampposts throughout Greater London.

  • Now on over 75% of London’s 8200 buses. On course to be complete by June 2009 (Hounslow by 31 March 2009)


Ibus how it works

iBus… how it works

  • Combination of technologies, including satellite tracking and General Packet Radio System (GPRS) data transfer.

  • The location of the bus is sent by GPRS about every 30 seconds to a central computer system.

  • Enhanced location system – a powerful computer using advanced techniques to correct possible problems with satellite-based GPS

  • Information sent to service controllers, Countdown, traffic lights


Good news for passengers

Good news for passengers

  • Visual and audio information on board buses (route, destination, next stop, places of interest)

  • More reliable information to existing Countdown displays and scope for improved provision of realtime information in the future

  • Service announcements

  • More reliable buses (easier service control plus bus priority capability)


Good news for operators and drivers

Good news for operators and drivers

  • Easier to manage service

  • Improved analysis of journey times

  • Easier to respond to incidents

  • Automatic low bridge and other location-based warnings

  • Improved radio coverage

  • Allows drivers to concentrate on driving rather than making announcements


Countdown ii s on its way

Countdown II’s on its way…

  • Existing Countdown technology dates back to the early 90s

  • TfL is at tendering stage for a new a new Countdown system - Countdown II. 

  • Will include options for various delivery methods including on-street displays, the internet and mobile phones.

  • Hope to award a contract in May 2009. More information will be available then.


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