Berlin IT specialist IVU Traffic Technologies announces it has completed the introduction of the integrated complete system IVU.suite at Verkehrsverbund Steiermark. As a result, passengers in Styria now benefit from reliable real-time information and standardised fare management, among other things.
IVU has recently signed an important deal with Daimler Truck: public transport operators can now acquire the electric bus Mercedes eCitaro and software from a single source, on request. It has also been awarded a IT system contract by DB Regio Plus.
All around the 2700-metre Dachstein Glacier, Verkehrsverbund Steiermark provides efficient and customer-friendly regional transportation in Styria, the “Green Heart of Austria”. In order to further improve both the quality of local public transport and the range of services, Verkehrsverbund Steiermark conducted a tendering process in 2017, which IVU won with its multi-tenant capable operations control and ticketing system.
IVU won tender by Verkehrsverbund Steiermark
The complete system has been in use across the association since the end of 2021 and is being continuously expanded. This means that the individual transport operators can access IVU.suite’s hardware and software solutions at any time when allocating new route bundles on the basis of a joint framework agreement.
All transport operators are connected to the control centre provided by the association and, thanks to IVU.suite’s multi-tenant capable background system, benefit from automation and consistent data across company boundaries. IVU.suite passes on incoming actual vehicle data directly to the passengers via the real-time data complete system. All the requirements have also already been met for connection assurance throughout the association’s network.
“Thanks to the IVU.suite, we now have a very modern real-time data complete system with the Regio-AVL as the central component,” said Peter Gspaltl, Managing Director of Verkehrsverbund Steiermark GmbH. “Reliable passenger information throughout the association area and cashless payment on busses are significant benefits for us, and above all, for our passengers.”
“As a driver of innovation in public transport, Verkehrsverbund Steiermark is taking on a pioneering role in Austria and, with the widespread deployment of the IVU.suite, is setting new standards for the operational control of transport associations”, said Wolfgang Alfanz, Managing Director of IVU Traffic Technologies Austria GmbH. “This project completion is an important milestone for the development of the steadily growing Austrian market.”