Innovation project - intelligent operation of electric buses
Innovation project - intelligent operation of electric buses

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Sagasystem, partnering with PTO Norgesbuss, and Innovation Norway have signed en agreement, awarding grants to an innovation project with a total cost frame of € 1,300,000. A major project objective is to improve public transport efficiency through optimizing operations and energy consumption of electric buses.

- This an important part of the green shift that unites all of the public transport industry, says Robert Eriksen Jacobsen, CEO of Sagasystem AS.

Existing management systems for charging infrastructure are not aligned with fleet and vehicle management systems for public transport. This is why such as important part of this project is to evolve Sagasystem's Tenix Platform, by collecting big data from vehicles as well as charging infrastructure, using these data to generate machine learning algorithms. These algorithms will contribute to optimize vehicle operations, for instance by detecting errors, as well as making sure that proper vehicles are given proper assignments at the right time. This way, we are assuring an efficient, green, power consumption and a best posible user experience for public transport users.