BusGrid

The BusGrid System Architecture The BusGrid System Architecture
  • Info: An integrated system for productivity and customer service improvement in the Public Transportation Companies. Prediction of bus passenger demand. Funded by the Greek R&D General Secretariat, PABET (2014 - 2015)
  • Duration: 16 months (3/2014 - 7/2015)
  • Scientific Responsible: I. Vlahavas
  • Category: National Projects

The main objective of the BusGrid research project is the design and implementation of a novel information system for the administrators of Public Transport companies. BusGrid is an integrated system for productivity and customer service improvement in the Public Transportation Companies with a two-fold goal of improving both quality of service and productivity of bus routes. The system produces solutions that tackle this trade-off by consistently optimizing vehicle schedules to achieve a relatively stable average number of on-board passengers. Specifically, it receives real time data from installed sensors (AVL & APC) on the vehicles of Public Transportation Companies in order to:

  • Calculate quality of service key performance indexes (KPIs) and improve bus line's productivity
  • Analyze and produce useful information which will assist the prediction of critical factors (such as bus demand in each bus stop)
  • Actively support the decision process of bus routes improvement and optimal response to passenger demand

Team

Prof. I. Vlahavas, Project Coordination
Assist. Prof. Grigorios Tsoumakas, Scientific Advisor
Anestis Fachantidis, Lead Developer
Patroklos Samaras, Developer