Transport technology providers Ticketer and Passenger are working together to roll out live vehicle tracking to operators UK-wide.
Passenger’s ‘Live Buses’ capability will be applied to all its operator customers’ passenger apps and websites. It will show travellers where buses are on interactive maps as operators adjust timetables around key worker schedules.
Passenger CEO Tom Quay says: “Scheduler teams are under huge pressure right now to make complex timetable adjustments and get the data published into every IT system that needs it.
“Given the unprecedented number of changes taking place, operators simply cannot update their realtime systems quickly enough. It is imperative that travellers can rely on getting the most accurate information possible – showing the physical location of a bus in apps and websites is the best way.”
Ticketer will work closely with Passenger and help automate the process by enabling vehicle monitoring feeds for operators.
Ticketer CEO John Clarfelt adds: “Now, more than ever, it’s important for key industry alliances to form to put operators first.
“Allowing operators to show bus locations on their apps will help key workers and those making essential journeys during these difficult times.”