ALSTOM WILL DEVELOP AN INNOVATION PROJECT FOR IMPROVING ZARAGOZA’S METROPOLITAN BUS NETWORK MANAGEMENT
CTAZ (Transport Consortium of Zaragoza Area) and Alstom in Spain are developing a pilot innovation project, based on Alstom’s multimodal solution Mastria, to improve metropolitan bus network management. The ultimate objective is to resolve incidents more quickly in a real time basis and help to improve route planning. The results of the project will be presented at the Smart City Expo World Congress, held in Barcelona from November 19 to 21.
Based on the innovative Mastria technology for urban mobility smart management, the objective of this project undertaken by Alstom and CTAZ is to improve bus service efficiency using Big Data and machine learning tools.
Alstom and CTAZ teams will analyse the bus network schedule and GPS data, including delays, positions, incidents, etc. Thanks to the use of algorithms and smart data analysis (historical and real-time), the analysis will establish a model of automatic incident detection in the bus network of the Zaragoza metropolitan area.
The fleet of buses coordinated by CTAZ on which the innovation project will be based includes 6 different operators and covers 30 municipalities, with a total of 25 lines. The organization of this complex network, which annually transports over 5 million passengers, represents a real challenge, as the different operators have diverse internal management mechanisms. The prototype resulting from this joint research aims to coordinate in real time all the network information and improve incident resolution efficiency thereby, offering an improved service for passengers.