In addition to being able to use reliable, high-performance onboard wi-fi, passengers will have instant access to accurate arrival times, assistance and onward travel options.
Onboard infotainment provider, GoMedia, is partnering with Icomera to introduce the UK bus and coach industry’s ‘first’ real-time customer information solution.
Live data will be used to update passengers on the status of their journeys and allowing them to plan their onward route.
In addition to being able to use “reliable, high-performance” onboard wi-fi, passengers will have instant access to accurate arrival times, assistance and onward travel options. This information will be available via passengers’ own smart devices.
“Passengers rightly expect seamless access to real-time travel data regardless of transport type,” said Roger Matthews, managing director at GoMedia.
“In a world where it is so easy to book almost anything via a smartphone, it is essential that our valuable public transport assets keep up with digital demand to reach a younger generation and entice passengers away from private cars.”
He continued: “Increased use of public and shared transport is less harmful to the environment and we are proud that our solution can advise passengers on all their transport options, from their first- to last-mile, enabling them to make a greener choice.”
GoMedia’s integrated online portal and journey information experience will be hosted on Icomera’s ICR-2 router. The ICR-2 is part of Icomera’s X-Series platform for mobile internet connectivity and public transport applications.
“In a world where it is so easy to book almost anything via a smartphone, it is essential that our valuable public transport assets keep up with digital demand”
Offering enhanced performance through LTE and LTE-A in a compact, ruggedised enclosure, GoMedia claims the ICR-2 is ideally suited for deployment on coaches and buses.
“Icomera is pleased to be working with GoMedia to deliver this innovative joint offering for UK road transport operators,” added Dave Palmer, managing director of Icomera UK.
“Through a combination of Icomera’s robust and highly performant X-Series technology platform and GoMedia’s award-winning infotainment solutions, passengers will have access to a range of features to keep them productive, entertained, and informed throughout their journey.”
You might also like: