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Public Transport ITS in Europe and North America - 7th Edition

  • ID: 4908109
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: Europe, North America
  • Berg Insight AB


  • Accenture
  • Efacec
  • Hogia
  • Lumiplan
  • Radcom
  • Synovia Solutions
Public Transport ITS in Europe and North America is the seventh consecutive report analysing the latest developments on the intelligent transportation systems market for public transport in these two regions.

This strategic research report provides you with 300 pages of unique business intelligence, including 5-year industry forecasts, expert commentary and real-life case studies on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this 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 74 aftermarket ITS solution providers.
  • Summary of OEM propositions from public transport vehicle brands.
  • Revised market forecasts lasting until 2023.

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 international and regional providers of aftermarket public transport ITS solutions?
  • What offerings are available from vehicle OEMs?
  • What impact will the launch of standard factory installed onboard computers 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 in Europe and North
  • America affecting the public transport ITS industry?
  • How will the public transport ITS industry evolve in the future?
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  • Accenture
  • Efacec
  • Hogia
  • Lumiplan
  • Radcom
  • Synovia Solutions

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 Backoffice 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
2.4.4 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 altering 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

4 OEM products and strategies
4.1 Daimler
4.2 Iveco
4.3 MAN Truck & Bus
4.4 Scania
4.5 Volvo Group
4.6 New Flyer
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 ENGIE Ineo
5.1.3 GIRO
5.1.4 INIT
5.1.5 IVU
5.1.6 Siemens Mobility
5.1.7 Thales
5.1.8 Trapeze Group
5.2 Germany and Eastern Europe
5.2.1 Atron
5.2.2 DILAX Group
5.2.3 i-Cell
5.2.4 ICOM
5.2.5 Kontron Transportation (Kontron S&T)
5.2.6 Nettropolis
5.2.7 PSI Transcom
5.2.8 R&G
5.2.9 Radcom
5.2.10 Reach Now (Your Now)
5.2.11 Ridango
5.2.12 Scheidt & Bachmann
5.2.13 Tri Star Group
5.2.14 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 Leonardo
5.4.7 Link Technologies
5.4.8 Metatronix (Digigroup Informatica)
5.4.9 PluService
5.4.10 Swarco
5.4.11 Tecmic
5.5 The Nordics
5.5.1 Consat Telematics
5.5.2 FARA (Ticketer)
5.5.3 Hogia
5.5.4 Icomera (ENGIE Ineo)
5.5.5 Pilotfish
5.5.6 Sagasystem
5.5.7 Telia Company
5.5.8 Thoreb
5.5.9 Traffilog
5.5.10 TriNorth Solutions
5.5.11 Trivector System
5.5.12 Vehco
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 Ford Smart Mobility
5.6.8 ISR Transit
5.6.9 Luminator Technology Group
5.6.10 Moovit
5.6.11 Routematch
5.6.12 Swiftly
5.6.13 Synovia Solutions
5.6.14 Zonar Systems (Continental)


List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Modal split of passenger transport on land (EU-23+2 2017)
Figure 1.2: Modal split of passenger transport on land (North America 2017)
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: Bus & coach (>3.5t) market shares, by group & brand (EU26 + EFTA 2018)
Figure 1.6: Heavy-duty transit bus segment market shares, by brand (NA 2018)
Figure 1.7: Largest Metro Networks in Europe and North America (2018)
Figure 1.8: Key figures on major public transport operators
Figure 1.9: Market presence for major transport operators (EU23+2 & NA 2018)
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 (2018)
Figure 2.4: Example of public transport ITS backoffice segment
Figure 2.5: Examples of app-based journey planner and smart card payment solution
Figure 2.6: Mobile network operators in Europe and North America (2018)
Figure 2.7: Fare Payment Technologies
Figure 3.1: Public transport ITS market value and penetration (EU28+2 2018–2023)
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 (Q4-2018)
Figure 3.8: Mobile operators in North America by M2M subscriber base (Q4-2018)
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: Krauth Technology’s on-board computer kt0101
Figure 5.7: Flowbird’s driver console Wayfarer 6
Figure 5.8: MiX Telematics’ RIBAS display
Figure 5.9: Ticketer Standard and Ticketer Compact
Figure 5.10: Efacec’s on-board computer for buses and trams
Figure 5.11: Swarco’s new NEXT OBU terminal
Figure 5.12: Pilotfish’s Vehicle Gateway VG210
Figure 5.13: Tenix Vehicle Gateway from Sagasystem
Figure 5.14: Telia Company’s MIIPS 6520
Figure 5.15: The on-board computer IVN5 from Clever Devices
Figure 5.16: Moovit’s driver mobile application and web-based dashboard
Figure 5.17: Swiftly’s live map dashboard
Figure 5.18: Zonar device options – Connect Tablet, 2010 and Samsung Galaxy Tab

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  • Accenture
  • Efacec
  • Hogia
  • Lumiplan
  • Radcom
  • Synovia Solutions

The term Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) refers to information and communications technology applied to transport infrastructure and vehicles. The author's definition of ITS for public transport includes systems installed in public transport vehicles as well as at terminals, stops, depots and similar. Included are also back-office IT systems which ensure that public transport services can be planned, scheduled and managed to achieve efficient operations. An important part of ITS for public transport is further solutions providing travellers with updated information about routes, departure times, possible disturbances and connecting services. The history of these different types of solutions dates back several decades and current state-of-the-art solutions include for example real-time intermodal and multi-operator journey planners, automated fare collection systems using contactless cards or NFC-enabled handsets for account-based ticketing, and advanced mobility analytics software.

Public transport plays an increasingly important role in societies as a result of continuing population growth in cities and shifting consumer preferences. Approximately 60 billion and 13 billion public transport passenger journeys are carried out in Europe and North America respectively each year. Available modes include for example local and regional buses and trolleybuses, regional and suburban rail transport, metros and trams, and local waterborne passenger transport services. In 2017, the number of registered buses and coaches in Europe and North America reached 806,000 vehicles and 545,000 vehicles respectively, not including school buses. The economic value of public transport services in Europe is estimated to around €155-165 billion per year, while the corresponding number in North America is around €70-80 billion.

The author is of the opinion that the market for ITS in public transport will continue to grow in the coming years. Challenges such as urbanisation, climate change and traffic congestion continue to spur investments in public transport ITS, contributing to a positive market situation. Individual markets may, however, experience temporary fluctuations, depending on the political climate, austerity measures and local developments. The total market value of public transport ITS for buses and trams in Europe is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent from €1.56 billion in 2018 to reach €2.16 billion by 2023. The penetration of on-board computers with GPS location functionality and wireless communications in buses and trams in Europe is estimated to increase from 85.7 percent in 2018 to 93.7 percent in 2023, however, varying considerably between regional markets. In North America, the total market value of public transport ITS is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 7.3 percent from €1.07 billion in 2018 to reach €1.52 billion in 2023 and the penetration rate is estimated to increase from 89.0 percent in 2018 to 96.0 percent in 2023.

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, and the latter is also an international provider of fare collection systems. Clever Devices is moreover about to expand into Europe, where the UK is the primary target. Additional companies with major market shares in North America include Cubic Transportation Systems and Avail Technologies. Examples of companies with major market shares on national markets in Europe include ENGIE Ineo and RATP Smart Systems which hold leading positions in France. Vix Technology, Flowbird and Ticketer are moreover major providers on the UK market, while IVU is a dominant player in the German-speaking part of Europe. Other significant players include the Spanish groups GMV, Indra and Grupo ETRA, French Thales, Atron in Germany, Scandinavian FARA and Consat Telematics, and the Austria-based companies Swarco and Kontron Transportation. Volvo Group is moreover a notable player from the vehicle OEM segment, while companies such as Scania, Iveco, Daimler and New Flyer also offer some conventional OEM telematics features for their buses.

The outlook for the public transport ITS market is positive, as several major developments encourage increased investments in such technologies. The ITS market is likely positively affected by international public transport-related initiatives such as the ITxPT Association as well as APTA’s standards programs for public transport vehicles and ITS. The development of ITS has in recent years focused on increasing the level of integration and utilising technology advancements for fare collection purposes. Another major driver is the ongoing global developments related to the concept of smart cities, where ITS in general and public transport ITS, in particular, constitute key elements to enable sustainable smart mobility.

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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Accenture
  • Actia
  • Atron
  • Avail Technologies
  • Clever Devices
  • Comatis
  • Conduent
  • Connexionz
  • Consat Telematics
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • DILAX Group
  • Ecolane
  • Efacec
  • ENGIE Ineo
  • FARA (Ticketer)
  • Flowbird Group
  • Ford Smart Mobility
  • GIRO
  • GMV
  • Goal Systems
  • GreenRoad
  • Grupo ETRA
  • Hanover Displays
  • Hogia
  • i-Cell
  • ICOM
  • Icomera (ENGIE Ineo)
  • Indra
  • INIT
  • ISR Transit
  • IVU
  • Journeo
  • Kontron Transportation (Kontron S&T)
  • Leonardo
  • Link Technologies
  • Luminator Technology Group
  • Lumiplan
  • Maestronic
  • Masabi
  • Metatronix (Digigroup Informatica)
  • MiX Telematics
  • Moovit
  • Nettropolis
  • Omnibus
  • Pilotfish
  • PluService
  • PSI Transcom
  • R&G
  • Radcom
  • RATP Smart Systems
  • Reach Now (Your Now)
  • Ridango
  • Routematch
  • Sagasystem
  • Scheidt & Bachmann
  • Siemens Mobility
  • Simpliciti
  • Swarco
  • Swiftly
  • Synovia Solutions
  • Tecmic
  • Telia Company
  • Thales
  • Thoreb
  • Ticketer
  • Traffilog
  • Trapeze Group
  • Tri Star Group
  • TriNorth Solutions
  • Trivector System
  • UTI
  • Vehco
  • Vix Technology
  • Zonar Systems
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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.