Public Transport ITS in Europe and North America isthe sixth consecutive report from Berg Insight analysingthe latest developments on the intelligent transportationsystems market for public transport in these two regions.
This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides youwith 280 pages of unique business intelligence, including5-year industry forecasts, expert commentary and real-lifecase studies on which to base your business decisions.
Highlights from this report:
Insights from 30 new executive interviews with marketleading companies.
New data on vehicle fleets and public transport utilisationin Europe and North America.
Comprehensive description of the public transport ITSvalue chain and key applications.
In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
Profiles of 69 aftermarket ITS solution providers.
Summary of OEM propositions from public transport vehiclebrands.
Revised market forecasts lasting until 2022.
This report answers the following questions:
How is public transport organised and managed?
What is the geographical structure of public transport fleets inEurope and North America?
Which are the leading international and regional providers ofaftermarket public transport ITS solutions?
What offerings are available from vehicle OEMs?
What impact will the launch of standard factory installed onboardcomputers from the OEMs have on the market?
Which drivers and barriers are affecting the market for publictransport ITS solutions?
How are the regulatory developments in Europe and NorthAmerica affecting the public transport ITS industry?
How will the public transport ITS industry evolve in the future?
The term Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) refers to information and communicationstechnology applied to transport infrastructure and vehicles. Berg Insight’s definition of ITS forpublic 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 publictransport services can be planned, scheduled and managed to achieve efficient operations.
An important part of ITS for public transport is further solutions providing travellers withupdated information about routes, departure times, possible disturbances and connectingservices. The history of these different types of solutions dates back several decades andcurrent state-of-the-art solutions include for example real-time intermodal and multi-operatorjourney planners, automated fare collection systems using contactless cards or NFC-enabledhandsets for account-based ticketing, and advanced mobility analytics software.
Public transport plays an increasingly important role in societies as a result of continuingpopulation growth in cities and shifting consumer preferences. Approximately 60 billion and13 billion public transport passenger journeys are carried out in Europe and North Americarespectively each year. Available modes include for example local and regional buses andtrolleybuses, regional and suburban rail transport, metros and trams, and local waterbornepassenger transport services. In 2016, the number of registered buses and coaches inEurope and North America reached 856,000 vehicles and 547,000 vehicles respectively, notincluding school buses. The economic value of public transport services in Europe isestimated to around €_150–160 billion per year, while the corresponding number in NorthAmerica is around € 70–80 billion.
Berg Insight is of the opinion that the market for ITS in public transport is in a growth phasewhich will last for several years to come. Increased spending on ITS as a response to growingissues such as congestion, climate change and stagnating ridership numbers contribute to apositive market situation. Individual markets may however experience temporary fluctuations,depending on the political climate, austerity measures and local developments. The totalmarket value of public transport ITS for buses and trams in Europe is forecasted to grow at acompound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0 percent from € 1.40 billion in 2017 to reach€_1.96 billion by 2022. The penetration of on-board computers with GPS location functionalityand wireless communication in buses and trams in Europe is estimated to increase from 80.4percent in 2017 to 91.7 percent in 2022, however varying considerably between regionalmarkets. In North America, the total market value of public transport ITS is forecasted to growat a CAGR of 7.5 percent from € 0.95 billion in 2017 to reach € 1.37 billion in 2022 and thepenetration rate is estimated to increase from 83.8 percent in 2017 to 93.1 percent in 2022.
A group of international aftermarket solution providers have emerged as leaders on themarket for public transport ITS. Major providers across Europe and North America includeCanada-based Trapeze Group and Germany-based INIT with significant installed bases inboth regions. IVU is furthermore a dominant player primarily in the German-speaking part ofEurope and has also expanded to North America. Clever Devices and Conduent hold leadingpositions on the North American public transport ITS market, and the latter is also aninternational provider of fare collection systems. Additional companies with major marketshares in North America include Routematch, Cubic Transportation Systems and AvailTechnologies. Examples of companies with major market shares on national markets inEurope include ENGIE Ineo and RATP Smart Systems which hold leading positions inFrance, and Vix Technology which is a major provider on the UK market. Other significantplayers include the Spanish groups GMV, Indra and Grupo ETRA, French Thales, Italy-basedPluService, Atron in Germany, Scandinavian FARA and Consat, and the Austria-basedcompanies Swarco and Kapsch PublicTransportCom. Volvo Group is moreover a notableplayer from the vehicle OEM segment, while companies such as Scania, Daimler, New Flyerand Iveco also offer some conventional OEM telematics features for their buses.
The outlook for the public transport ITS market is positive, as several major developmentsencourage increased investments in such technologies. The ITS market is likely positivelyaffected by international public transport-related initiatives such as the ITxPT Association aswell as APTA’s standards programs for public transport vehicles and ITS. The development ofITS has in recent years focused on increasing the level of integration and utilising technologyadvancements for fare collection purposes. Another major driver is the ongoing globaldevelopments related to the concept of smart cities, where ITS in general and publictransport ITS in particular constitute key elements to enable sustainable smart mobility.
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