GMV to provide transit technology upgrade on Westchester Bee-Line Bus System

GMV to provide transit technology upgrade on Westchester Bee-Line Bus System Image credit: GMV

Westchester County in New York has awarded a $16-million contract to GMV to upgrade transit technology platform to deliver more efficient service, improve oversight of operations and enhance customer experience on Bee Line buses. 

On each Bee Line bus, the company will install the GMV Hub, a rugged vehicle computer that is specifically designed and built by GMV for transit systems to ensure robust performance and long service life. The GMV Hub uses open architecture to control a range of onboard systems including GPS, bus operator touchscreen, automatic passenger counters, next stop announcements and a dedicated sensor for precision tracking in indoor bus depots. 

The GMV Hub also functions as a digital video recorded (DVR) to store footage from security cameras on each bus. This multifunction device significantly reduces the project's equipment cost and delivers great value to the County.

ITS Suite is GMV's cloud native software that delivers a suite of applications from GMV and its partners to enhance visibility and control of bus operations. Each app is focused on a key transit function and all apps are integrated for real-time data exchange. A modern technical architecture built on cloud computing, microservices, and application program interfaces (APIs) makes this collaboration possible. The transit functions available are:

  • Planning and scheduling software will generate an optimized set of routes and schedules to serve customers as efficiently as possible and reduce operating costs.
  • Dispatch software enables control center staff to monitor the entire fleet and take quick action to keep buses moving.
  • Garage management software will choreograph bus movements inside the depots to ensure vehicles are ready for service.
  • Video management software enables live remote viewing of bus cameras and secure storage and playback of video evidence.

Source: GMV