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Public Transport ITS in Europe and North America – 5th Edition

Public Transport ITS in Europe and North America is the fifth consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the intelligent transportation systems market for public transport in these two regions.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 240 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 66 aftermarket ITS solution providers.
Summary of OEM propositions from public transport vehicle brands.
Revised market forecasts lasting until 2020.

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?

Executive summary

The term Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) refers to information and communication technology applied to transport infrastructure and vehicles. Berg Insight’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 backoffice 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 journey planners, open automated fare collection systems using contactless cards or mobile ticketing, and onboard infotainment solutions with information about nearby points of interest.

Public transport plays an increasingly important role in societies as a result of continuing population growth in cities and shifting consumer preferences. With ridership growing steadily across markets worldwide, a total of 57.6 billion and 13.8 billion public transport passenger journeys were carried out in the EU28 and North America respectively in 2014. 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 2014, the number of registered buses and coaches in Europe and North America reached 764,000 vehicles and 439,000 vehicles respectively, not including school buses. The economic value of public transport services in Europe is estimated to around €_150–200 billion per year, while the corresponding number in North America is around € 60–70 billion.

Berg Insight is of the opinion that the market for ITS in public transport is in a growth phase which will last for several years to come. Increased funds made available to infrastructure spending and demands from travellers contribute 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 7.2 percent from € 1.35 billion in 2015 to reach € 1.91 billion by 2020. The penetration of on-board computers with GPS location functionality and wireless communication in buses and trams in Europe is estimated to increase from 70.9 percent in 2015 to 85.0 percent in 2020, 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 8.1 percent from € 0.59 billion in 2015 to reach € 0.87 billion in 2020 and the penetration rate is estimated to increase from 76.4 percent in 2015 to 88.5 percent in 2020.

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. IVU is furthermore a dominant player primarily in the German-speaking part of Europe and has also expanded in the North America. Clever Devices and Xerox hold leading positions on the North American public transport ITS market, and the latter is also an international provider of fare collection systems. Additional companies with major market shares in North America include RouteMatch, Cubic-owned NextBus, Avail Technologies and TransLoc. Examples of companies with major market shares on national markets in Europe include Ineo Systrans which holds a leading position in France, and Vix which is a major provider on the UK market. Other significant players include the Spanish groups Indra, GMV and Grupo Etra, Swarco’s subsidiary Swarco Mizar in Italy, Atron in Germany, Italy-based PluService, Norwegian FARA and the Austria-based company Kapsch CarrierCom. Volvo Group is moreover a notable player from the vehicle OEM segment, offering the ITS4mobility system in partnership with Consat Telematics in Europe and North America. Scania, Daimler, New Flyer and Iveco 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 EU project EBSF_2 as well as APTA’s standards programs for public transport vehicles and ITS. Recent focus of ITS system deployments has been 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.

About the Authors

Rickard Andersson is a Senior Analyst with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology. He joined Berg Insight in 2010 and his areas of expertise include LBS, insurance telematics and commercial vehicle telematics.

Fredrik Stålbrand is an IoT/M2M Analyst with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology. He joined Berg Insight in 2016 and his areas of expertise include ITS in public transport.

Berg Insight offers premier business intelligence to the telecom industry. We produce concise reports providing key facts and strategic insights about pivotal developments in our focus areas. Berg Insight also offers detailed market forecast databases and advisory services. Our vision is to be the most valuable source of intelligence for our customers.

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 ITS adoption to grow alongside general IT maturity
3.4.2 Factory-fitted gateways and third-party systems to co-exist
3.4.3 Future public transport services must transform to be competitive with cars
3.4.4 Shared mobility and public transport ecosystems to converge
3.4.5 Mobile devices assume multiple important roles in the ITS infrastructure
3.4.6 Public transport stakeholders invest in autonomous vehicles
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
4.9 VDL
4.10 Van Hool
5 Aftermarket solution providers
5.1 International
5.1.1 GIRO
5.1.2 INIT
5.1.3 IVU
5.1.4 Kapsch CarrierCom
5.1.5 Thales
5.1.6 Trapeze Group
5.1.7 Xerox
5.2 Germany and Eastern Europe
5.2.1 Atron
5.2.2 i-Cell
5.2.3 ICOM
5.2.4 DILAX Group
5.2.5 HaCon
5.2.6 METRIC
5.2.7 Nettropolis
5.2.8 PSI Transcom
5.2.9 R&G
5.2.10 Radcom
5.2.11 Scheidt & Bachmann
5.2.12 Siemens
5.2.13 UTI
5.3 France, Benelux and the UK
5.3.1 21st Century Technology
5.3.2 Actia
5.3.3 Comatis
5.3.4 GreenRoad
5.3.5 Hanover Displays
5.3.6 Ineo Systrans
5.3.7 Lumiplan
5.3.8 Maestronic
5.3.9 Masabi
5.3.10 MiX Telematics
5.3.11 Navocap (Ixxi)
5.3.12 Omnibus
5.3.13 Sabatier Geolocalisation
5.3.14 Vix Technology
5.4 The Mediterranean
5.4.1 GMV
5.4.2 Goal Systems
5.4.3 Grupo Etra
5.4.4 Indra
5.4.5 Link Technologies
5.4.6 Metatronix and Digigroup Informatica
5.4.7 PluService
5.4.8 Selex ES
5.4.9 Swarco
5.4.10 Tecmic
5.5 The Nordics
5.5.1 Consat
5.5.2 FARA
5.5.3 Fältcom
5.5.4 Hogia
5.5.5 Icomera
5.5.6 Pilotfish
5.5.7 Thoreb
5.5.8 Traffilog Nordic
5.5.9 TriNorth Solutions
5.5.10 Trivector
5.5.11 Vehco
5.6 North America
5.6.1 Accenture
5.6.2 Avail Technologies
5.6.3 Bytemark
5.6.4 Clever Devices
5.6.5 Cubic Transportation Systems
5.6.6 Ecolane
5.6.7 ISR Transit
5.6.8 Luminator Technology Group
5.6.9 RouteMatch
5.6.10 TransLoc
5.6.11 Zonar Systems
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Modal split of passenger transport on land (EU-23+2 2014)
Figure 1.2: Modal split of passenger transport on land (North America 2014)
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 2015)
Figure 1.6: Heavy-duty transit bus segment market shares, by brand (NA 2015)
Figure 1.7: Largest Metro Networks in Europe and North America (2016)
Figure 1.8: Key figures on major public transport operators
Figure 1.9: Market presence for major transport operators (EU23+2 & NA 2015)
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 (2015)
Figure 2.4: Example of public transport ITS backoffice segment
Figure 2.5: Examples of app-based journey planner and smartcard payment solution
Figure 2.6: Mobile network operators in Europe and North America (2016)
Figure 2.7: Fare Payment Technologies
Figure 3.1: Public transport ITS market value and penetration (EU28+2 2015–2020)
Figure 3.2: Public transport ITS market value and penetration (NA 2015–2020)
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 M2M subscriber base (Q2-2016)
Figure 3.8: Mobile operators in North America by M2M subscriber base (Q2-2016)
Figure 5.1: Product overview of INIT’s offering
Figure 5.2: INIT’s ECOdrive driver panel
Figure 5.3: Overview of IVU.suite
Figure 5.4: Overview of the MobiGuider platform
Figure 5.5: Overview of the Trapeze System
Figure 5.6: Actia’s new-generation Podium dashboard with driverAID function
Figure 5.7: Ineo Systrans’ UCINEO on-board computer and TACTILEO driver interface
Figure 5.8: MiX Telematics’ RIBAS display
Figure 5.9: Pilotfish’s Vehicle Gateway VG210
Figure 5.10: TransLoc Rider App

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