In Nordic countries, Volvo telematics division Volvo Mobility Systems (VMS) is computerizing public transit by adding
rugged, radio-connected Linux systems that keep buses and trains running on time and forecast arrival times for waiting passengers. VMS's latest unit,
ITS4mobility, is an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) integrated with a Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) system that enables tracking of bus
locations, two-way messaging, bus arrival forecasts, and other valuable functions. It can even provide "traffic control" capabilities, by signaling to
traffic lights and requesting priority treatment!
October 22, 2003