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Public Transport ITS in Europe and North America - 8th Edition

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  • 321 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Europe, North America
  • Berg Insight AB
  • ID: 4908109

The Public Transport ITS Market in Europe and North America to Reach €3.9 Billion by 2026

How will the market for intelligent transport systems (ITS) for public transport in Europe and North America evolve in 2022 and beyond? The total market value of public transport ITS for buses and trams in these two regions is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.4% from €2.88 billion in 2021 to reach €3.93 billion by 2026. Now in its eighth edition, this strategic research report covers the latest trends and developments in the dynamic telematics industry. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

The estimated market value for ITS deployed in public transport operations in Europe was €2.12 billion in 2021. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% , this number is expected to reach €2.81 billion by 2026. The North American market for public transport ITS is similarly forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% from €0.76 billion in 2021 to reach €1.12 billion in 2026. The analyst is of the opinion that the market for ITS in public transport is in a growth phase which will continue throughout the forecast period.

Growing awareness among public transport providers of the various benefits of ITS along with increasing demands from travellers for convenience and accessible real-time information contribute to a positive market situation. In addition, governments in both Europe and North America see public transport as a prioritised area for investment. For instance, the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, passed in November 2021, has allocated up to US$ 108 billion for investments in the modernisation of public transport between 2022 and 2026.

A group of international aftermarket solution providers have emerged as leaders on the market for public transport ITS. Major providers across Europe and North America include Canada-based Trapeze Group and Germany-based INIT with significant installed bases in both regions. Clever Devices and Conduent hold leading positions on the North American public transport ITS market. The former has expanded into Europe with an acquisition and the latter is an international provider of fare collection systems. Additional companies with notable market shares in North America include Cubic Transportation Systems and Avail Technologies. Examples of major vendors on national markets in Europe include EQUANS and RATP Smart Systems, which hold leading positions in France, and IVU, which is an important player primarily in the German-speaking part of Europe.

Vix Technology, Flowbird and Ticketer are moreover major providers on the UK market. Other significant players include the Spanish groups GMV, Indra and Grupo ETRA; French Thales; Atron in Germany; Scandinavian FARA and Consat Telematics; and Austria-based Swarco and Kontron Transportation. Volvo Group and Daimler are moreover notable players from the vehicle OEM segment, while companies such as Scania, Iveco, Gillig and New Flyer also offer some conventional OEM telematics features for their buses.

“The penetration rate of on-board computers featuring GPS location functionality and wireless communications has now reached very high levels, especially in urban areas in North America and Western Europe”, said Caspar Jansson, IoT Analyst. The Mediterranean countries and Eastern Europe are working on catching up. “This development was reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic”, continued Mr. Jansson. He adds that because of the pandemic, an accelerated adoption of modern ITS solutions can be seen as a way to comply with the restrictions on human contact and to reduce the complexity of using public transport. “Many operators have for example installed new contactless ticketing solutions and passenger counting systems over the last two years, to make the lives of commuters easier”, concluded Mr. Jansson.

Highlights from the report:

  • Insights from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
  • New data on vehicle fleets and public transport utilisation in Europe and North America.
  • Comprehensive description of the public transport ITS value chain and key applications.
  • In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
  • Profiles of 77 aftermarket ITS solution providers.
  • Summary of OEM propositions from public transport vehicle brands.
  • Revised market forecasts lasting until 2026.

This report answers the following questions

  • How is public transport organised and managed?
  • What is the geographical structure of public transport fleets in Europe and North America?
  • Which are the leading providers of aftermarket public transport ITS solutions?
  • What offerings are available from vehicle OEMs?
  • What impact will standard installed OBUs from the OEMs have on the market?
  • Which drivers and barriers are affecting the market for public transport ITS solutions?
  • How are the regulatory developments affecting the public transport ITS industry?
  • How will the public transport ITS industry evolve in the future?

Who should read this report?

Public Transport ITS in Europe and North America is the foremost source of information about this market. Whether you are an ITS and telematics vendor, vehicle manufacturer, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from this in-depth research.

Frequently Asked Questions about the European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams

What is the estimated value of the European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams?

The European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams was estimated to be valued at EUR 2.88 Billion in 2021.

What is the growth rate of the European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams?

The growth rate of the European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams is 6.4%, with an estimated value of EUR 3.93 Billion by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams?

The European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams is estimated to be worth EUR 3.93 Billion by 2026.

Who are the key companies in the European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams?

Key companies in the European and North American Public Transport ITS Market for Buses & Trams include Accenture, Actia, AddSecure Smart Transport, Alexander Dennis (NFI Group), Atron, Avail Technologies, Axentia Technologies, Clever Devices, Comatis and Conduent.

Table of Contents

Executive summary
1 Public transport in Europe and North America
1.1 Modal split of passenger transport
1.2 Bus fleets and public transport utilisation
1.3 Market shares for bus and coach OEMs
1.4 Rail-borne public transport modes
1.4.1 Trams and light rail
1.4.2 Metro
1.5 Organisation and contracting in public transport
1.5.1 Legal framework in Europe
1.5.2 Legal framework in North America
1.5.3 Organisational forms and regional differences
1.6 Major public transport operators

2. ITS technologies and solutions
2.1 Public transport ITS infrastructure
2.1.1 Vehicle segment
2.1.2 Roadside segment
2.1.3 Back-office segment
2.1.4 Traveller segment
2.1.5 GNSS segment
2.1.6 Network segment
2.2 Public transport management
2.2.1 Planning and scheduling tools
2.2.2 Computer aided dispatch systems
2.2.3 Traffic signal priority
2.2.4 Depot management
2.3 Traveller management
2.3.1 Passenger information
2.3.2 Entertainment
2.3.3 Fare payment
2.4 Driver management
2.4.1 Driving data registration and analysis
2.4.2 Eco-driving schemes
2.4.3 Video-based driver monitoring
2.4.Insurance risk management
2.5 Vehicle management
2.5.1 Vehicle diagnostics and maintenance planning
2.5.2 On-board security solutions
2.6 Business models and strategies

3 Market forecasts and trends
3.1 Market analysis
3.1.1 Market value forecast
3.1.2 Regional markets
3.1.3 Major vendors
3.2 Market drivers and barriers
3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment
3.2.2 Regulatory environment
3.2.3 Competitive environment
3.2.4 Technology environment
3.3 Value chain analysis
3.3.1 ITS and telematics industry players
3.3.2 Automotive industry players
3.3.3 Telecom industry players
3.3.4 IT industry players
3.4 Future industry trends
3.4.1 Open architectures alter the ITS value chain
3.4.2 Public transport stakeholders embrace integrated mobility to stay relevant
3.4.3 Demand-led transport to grow in sparsely populated regions
3.4.4 Mobile devices assume multiple important roles in the ITS infrastructure
3.4.5 Public transport stakeholders invest in autonomous & electric vehicles
3.4.6 Data analytics to drive service improvements
3.4.7 The pandemic accelerated uptake of modern ticketing and ITS solutions

4 OEM products and strategies
4.1 Daimler Truck Group
4.2 Iveco
4.3 MAN Truck & Bus
4.4 Scania
4.5 Volvo Group
4.6 New Flyer (NFI Group)
4.7 Gillig
4.8 Alexander Dennis (NFI Group)
4.9 VDL
4.10 Van Hool

5 Aftermarket solution providers
5.1 International
5.1.1 Conduent
5.1.2 EQUANS
5.1.3 GIRO
5.1.4 INIT
5.1.5 IVU Traffic Technologies
5.1.6 Siemens Mobility
5.1.7 Thales
5.1.8 Trapeze Group (Modaxo)
5.2 Germany and Eastern Europe
5.2.1 Atron
5.2.2 DILAX Group
5.2.3 Dysten
5.2.4 i-Cell
5.2.5 ICOM (Viasat Technology)
5.2.6 Kontron Transportation (Kontron Group)
5.2.7 Nettropolis
5.2.8 PSI Transcom
5.2.9 R&G
5.2.10 RADCOM
5.2.11 Reach Now (Your Now)
5.2.12 Ridango
5.2.13 Scheidt & Bachmann
5.2.14 Tri Star Group
5.2.15 UTI
5.3 France, Benelux and the UK
5.3.1 Actia
5.3.2 Comatis
5.3.3 Flowbird Group
5.3.4 GreenRoad
5.3.5 Hanover Displays
5.3.6 Journeo
5.3.7 Lumiplan
5.3.8 Maestronic
5.3.9 Masabi
5.3.10 MiX Telematics
5.3.11 Omnibus
5.3.12 RATP Smart Systems
5.3.13 Simpliciti
5.3.14 Ticketer
5.3.15 Vix Technology
5.4 The Mediterranean.
5.4.1 Efacec
5.4.2 GMV
5.4.3 Goal Systems
5.4.4 Grupo ETRA
5.4.5 Indra
5.4.6 Kentkart
5.4.7 Leonardo
5.4.8 Link Technologies
5.4.9 Metatronix (Digigroup Informatica)
5.4.10 PluService
5.4.11 Swarco
5.4.12 Tecmic
5.5 The Nordics
5.5.1 AddSecure Smart Transport
5.5.2 Axentia Technologies
5.5.3 Consat Telematics
5.5.4 FARA (Ticketer)
5.5.5 Hogia
5.5.6 Icomera (EQUANS)
5.5.7 Pilotfish
5.5.8 Saga Tenix
5.5.9 Telia Company
5.5.10 Thoreb
5.5.11 Traffilog Nordic
5.5.12 TriNorth Solutions
5.5.13 Trivector System
5.6 North America
5.6.1 Accenture
5.6.2 Avail Technologies
5.6.3 Clever Devices
5.6.4 Connexionz
5.6.5 Cubic Transportation Systems
5.6.6 Ecolane
5.6.7 ISR Transit
5.6.8 Luminator Technology Group
5.6.9 Moovit
5.6.10 Routematch
5.6.11 Swiftly
5.6.12 Synovia Solutions
5.6.13 TransLoc
5.6.14 Zonar Systems (Continental)

List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Modal split of passenger transport on land (EU-23+2 2019)
Figure 1.2: Modal split of passenger transport on land (North America 2019)
Figure 1.3: Bus statistics - vehicle stock, new registrations & passenger-km (EU23+2)
Figure 1.4: Bus statistics - vehicle stock, new registrations & passenger-km (NA)
Figure 1.5: Heavy bus and coach market shares by group and brand (Europe 2021)
Figure 1.6: Heavy-duty transit bus market shares by group and brand (NA 2020)
Figure 1.7: Largest Metro Networks in Europe and North America (2021)
Figure 1.8: Key figures on major public transport operators (2021)
Figure 1.9: Market presence for major transport operators (EU20+3 & NA 2021)
Figure 2.1: Public transport ITS infrastructure overview
Figure 2.2: Examples of on-board equipment installed in public transport vehicles
Figure 2.3: ITS equipment in buses and light rail in the United States (2020)
Figure 2.4: Example of public transport ITS back-office segment
Figure 2.5: Examples of app-based journey planners and smart card payment solutions
Figure 2.6: Mobile network operators in Europe and North America (2021)
Figure 2.7: Fare Payment Technologies
Figure 3.1: Public transport ITS market value and penetration (EU27+3 2021-2026)
Figure 3.2: Public transport ITS market value and penetration (NA 2018-2023)
Figure 3.3: Major public transport ITS providers
Figure 3.4: Financial data for leading ITS and telematics industry players
Figure 3.5: Key data for companies and groups active in ITS for public transport
Figure 3.6: Mergers and acquisitions among companies active in public transport ITS
Figure 3.7: Mobile operators in Europe by cellular IoT subscriber base (Q4-2021)
Figure 3.8: Mobile operators in North America by M2M subscriber base (Q4-2021)
Figure 5.1: Conduent’s on-board system IVU-4000
Figure 5.2: INIT’s ECOdrive driver panel
Figure 5.3: Overview of IVU.suite
Figure 5.4: Hacon’s HAFAS Smart Vehicle Management Solution
Figure 5.5: Overview of the Trapeze System
Figure 5.6: E-paper passenger information display
Figure 5.7: Krauth Technology’s on-board computer kt0101
Figure 5.8: Flowbird’s driver console Wayfarer 6
Figure 5.9: Lumiplan’s Multimedia Screen
Figure 5.10: MiX Telematics’ RIBAS display
Figure 5.11: Ticketer Standard and Ticketer Compact
Figure 5.12: Efacec’s on-board computer for buses and trams
Figure 5.13: Leonardo’s on-board unit Nobu
Figure 5.14: Swarco’s new NEXT OBU terminal
Figure 5.15: The FLV3 ticket validator from FARA
Figure 5.16: Pilotfish’s Vehicle Gateway VG210
Figure 5.17: Tenix Vehicle Gateway from Saga Tenix
Figure 5.18: Telia Company’s MIIPS 6520
Figure 5.19: The on-board computer IVN5 from Clever Devices
Figure 5.20: Moovit’s driver mobile application and web-based dashboard
Figure 5.21: Swiftly’s live map dashboard
Figure 5.22: Zonar device options - Connect Tablet, 2010 and Samsung Galaxy Tab



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Accenture
  • Actia
  • AddSecure Smart Transport 
  • Alexander Dennis (NFI Group)  
  • Atron
  • Avail Technologies  
  • Axentia Technologies  
  • Clever Devices
  • Comatis 
  • Conduent
  • Connexionz
  • Consat Telematics 
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Daimler Truck Group
  • DILAX Group 
  • Dysten
  • Ecolane 
  • Efacec  
  • EQUANS  
  • FARA (Ticketer) 
  • Flowbird Group 
  • Gillig 
  • GIRO
  • GMV
  • Goal Systems  
  • GreenRoad  
  • Grupo ETRA
  • Hanover Displays
  • Hogia 
  • i-Cell
  • ICOM (Viasat Technology)  
  • Icomera (EQUANS)
  • Indra
  • INIT  
  • ISR Transit 
  • Iveco  
  • IVU Traffic Technologies
  • Journeo 
  • Kentkart 
  • Kontron Transportation (Kontron Group)
  • Leonardo
  • Link Technologies 
  • Luminator Technology Group
  • Lumiplan  
  • Maestronic 
  • MAN Truck & Bus  
  • Masabi
  • Metatronix (Digigroup Informatica)
  • MiX Telematics
  • Moovit  
  • Nettropolis 
  • New Flyer (NFI Group)  
  • Omnibus  
  • Pilotfish
  • PluService
  • PSI Transcom  
  • R&G
  • RATP Smart Systems  
  • Reach Now (Your Now) 
  • Ridango 
  • Routematch
  • Saga Tenix 
  • Scania
  • Scheidt & Bachmann  
  • Siemens Mobility
  • Simpliciti  
  • Swarco
  • Swiftly  
  • Synovia Solutions
  • Tecmic
  • Telia Company
  • Thales  
  • Thoreb
  • Ticketer
  • Traffilog Nordic
  • TransLoc  
  • Trapeze Group (Modaxo)
  • Tri Star Group  
  • TriNorth Solutions 
  • Trivector System  
  • UTI 
  • Van Hool
  • VDL
  • Vix Technology
  • Volvo Group 
  • Zonar Systems (Continental)  


The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.

The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain. They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.