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Multi-operator AVM system

The multi-operator AVM (Automatic Vehicle Monitoring) system has been installed on services operating in a corridor of metropolitan Barcelona. Upgrades (to GPRS communications) have improved the performance compared to the original digital radio trunking. Data exchange with TMB's AVM system is realised using SMS, such that information all bus services passing the bus stops is available for display. Agreement are made with 3 local authorities and variable message display panels are installed at 4 bus stops. Results are available concerning passenger volumes associated with the demonstration of the improved real-time bus arrival information at the 4 stops.

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ATM, Autoritat del transport Metropolità
Muntaner, 315-321
E-08021 Barcelona
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