Innovation : congestion as a central piece of passenger information, key to improving the passenger experience
Since January 2022, Keolis and Île-de-France Mobilités have started providing passengers with real-time congestion rates for their bus lines. In this case, two lines in the network of the city of Vélizy (in the Île-de-France region) are participating in a test based on two data collection systems :
Using WiFi trace analysis (via the DotPulse solution) to determine the number of smartphones trying to connect to a WiFi signal or performing a geolocation operation
Using the vehicle's "axle weight" to determine the number of passengers on board
Collected data—which remains anonymous in compliance with GDPR—supplies a predictive artificial intelligence module that provides visual indicators of the level of affluence on board the buses. This onboard comfort indicator for vehicles in service on these two lines is available to all users on the Phebus website.