October 22, 2003

Nordic trains, buses, and ferries run on Linux

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!

Link: linuxdevices.com


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