Move the bus along now please

London Transport Buses has selected SLE to supply its fleet-wide automatic vehicle location system project – using WorldFIP fieldbus-based systems. The contract will involve the supply of equipment for up to 6,500 buses running along 700 routes – covering a staggering 2,999 route miles. On-bus equipment, roadside infrastructure and garage equipment will record the time […]

London Transport Buses has selected SLE to supply its fleet-wide automatic vehicle location system project – using WorldFIP fieldbus-based systems.

The contract will involve the supply of equipment for up to 6,500 buses running along 700 routes – covering a staggering 2,999 route miles.

On-bus equipment, roadside infrastructure and garage equipment will record the time that buses pass major timing points along the route. Other major elements of this substantial project are a huge analysis system to allow accurate monitoring of the quality of the bus services operated, further improvements to the LTB band radio system to obtain location information in real time, and enhancements to the existing bus garage control workstation facility.

SLE is using WorldFIP networks running at 1Mbit/sec for both the on-vehicle and garage LAN systems. This represents about 7,600 WorldFIP nodes from SLE alone. Main reasons for selecting WorldFIP, says SLE, were its ability to handle both time-critical and message data, high noise immunity and recognition within EN50170.

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