Optibus has launched an end-to-end software platform for public transportation planning and operations, called Performance Suite.
It is designed to analyse, predict and improve on-time performance (OTP) and to allow the creation of accurate timetables.
It has two new features: Performance Insights gives users the capability to draw in-depth data from network performance and identify underperforming areas; meanwhile Predictive Runtimes uses artificial intelligence, advanced algorithms, and data to validate timetable quality, generate new running times and timetables that meet OTP goals (e.g. 90%), and predict OTP, even for new routes.
Using real-time analytics through its partnership with Ito World, Optibus says the new product "enables users to dig deeper into service data to understand where, when, and why issues occur, leading to better on-time performance and OTP predictions, higher quality passenger experience, and more operational efficiencies".
Optibus says customers have reported up to a 28% increase in overall OTP while maintaining peak vehicle requirements.
Amos Haggiag, CEO and co-founder of Optibus, says: “When services are reliable, people are more likely to make public transportation their primary mode of mobility and transportation providers are more likely to win future business."
"By drawing deeper insights from service data, public transportation providers can resolve issues that negatively impact on-time performance and deliver their best timetables yet."