Digital innovation applied to the transport sector is experiencing a lively and sensational phase. This evolution is instantly perceivable by passengers and by the companies involved in the management, thanks to the tangible benefits deriving from infomobility services.
Information, services, entertainment, safety, predictive maintenance: mobile applications are the new reality of intermodal transport. A multitude of data passes through the connected devices, which are ever more capable of channeling innovative services for passengers and providing useful information to improve the quality of the service. Analyzing this data reveals crucial elements to help understand the real needs of passengers and optimize the relevant offer.
The core of the transformation is the Passenger Information System, a series of solutions available on mobile and fixed devices or installed on board the vehicles and managed centrally with a Cloud-based paradigm, capable of bringing on board information and services in real time – solutions that millions of passengers and transport operators use daily.
The new paradigm of information to passenger systems capable of guaranteeing multi-channel customer interaction in real time. Passenger receive useful information on their mobile devices and on fixed and on-board devices (displays, loudspeaker systems or on-board portals): times of intermodal connections, changes to the timetable, arrival/departure platform. This information can be accessed by passengers while they are still on board and they can use it to modify their travel schedule if necessary.
Thanks to on-board and ground-based diagnostics, the structure of maintenance processes can be altered, with evident advantages in terms of management costs. This is where Predictive Maintenance – one of the most distinctive elements of the AlmavivA transport package – comes into play. The ability to predict and thus prevent the malfunctioning of a transport means constitutes a strategic advantage but also entails considerable savings for the company managing the transport. Developing a predictive maintenance system is a highly complex operation: it is essential to have built up a fleet and be familiar with its history, use the right algorithms capable of generating correct, certified and constantly reliable information, while referring to a fully traceable system. In other words, just what AlmavivA has always done.
While the passengers travel, the on-board diagnostics systems – combined with the sensing devices typically found in IoT applications – allow for collecting and analyzing information on constantly up-to-date dashboards, guaranteeing the effective improvement of service quality based on the tangible needs of people.
The growing complexity and dynamism of logistics require advanced solutions to manage operations. Technology is the factor capable of bringing about a quicker, more reliable sector that is attentive and reactive to the customer’s needs.
Planning and management of operations and maneuvers at the plant, localization and monitoring in real time of dangerous goods, coordination and exchange of information within the port community and among the various operators in the land terminal, operational management of the urban logistics of goods. An integrated system for coordinating and rationalizing resources and means to increase goods traffic and the speed of commerce, reduce the number of circulating vehicles and the environmental impact, and ITS managed through an IoT platform.
The AlmavivA package is largely aimed at the main players of the passenger and goods transport sectors, as well as managers of infrastructures, port authorities and local administrations responsible for developing and managing the integrated mobility of people on the territory, without neglecting logistics operators that distribute goods in the so-called “last mile”.
AlmavivA offers a suite of integrated platforms for planning and managing processes and resources for the transport of goods and people: operations, circulation, information, electronic ticketing, ERP, safety and mobile technology.