A trial of the home-grown solution is already underway and scheduled to roll-out across states with BusTech Group spokesperson Christian Reynolds saying he could not be happier with the concept. “We are looking forward to demonstrating the value of the solution which will see the bus industry embracing i4.0 technology to deliver tangible benefits to passengers, operators and communities. We are seeing more and more requests for integrated solutions for product performance; it’s no longer just about a vehicle, it’s about truly integrated solutions for mobility transit. With the bus at its heart, the opportunity to create a holistic multi model transport solution as part of an intelligent transport system is exciting to be a part of.”
In a coming together of leading Australian capability, BusTech Group has opted to draw on the smarts of SAGE Automation. The company has earned a reputation for disrupting the transport industry in recent years through advancements in traffic data capture, autonomous vehicle trials and intelligent traffic systems. In November, the EDGE device won the Smart Transport Infrastructure award in the Intelligent Transport Systems Australia National Awards.
SAGE Automation’s General Manager for Transport, Damian Hewitt, says that the solution is a natural next step in the evolution of a smarter transport system. “This partnership with BusTech Group will see learnings from the broader transport industry launch the bus sector into the future with data supporting improved passenger experience, vehicle performance and fleet efficiency.”
Details and results of the local trial will be announced in early 2021.
About BusTech Group
BusTech Group is an Australian bus group designed for a connected world - delivering integrated, low-emission mass mobility solutions enabled by technology. Our buses are designed, built and manufactured in Australia to the specific needs of our customers. With an emphasis on sovereign capacity and mutually beneficial local supplier partnerships, we operate a micro factory model that drives local economic growth whilst reducing our environmental footprint. We believe the future of mass transit is a connected ecosystem with buses at the heart; and we are committed to enabling the next generation of connected transit.
Learn more about BusTech Group here.