Passenger information is seen as an important medium to enhance public transport patronage. This is documented by a number of advanced transport telematics (ATT) applications in Europe. The philosophy within the public transport network in the Munich area, served by the Munich Public Transport Association, is to offer transport chains with optimal transfer conditions. But in a dense network of different transport systems, it is difficult to find the best way. Advanced timetable information systems can help passengers before and during their trips. Real-time operation data of all transport means help the operator to improve his service and give reliable information to passengers. Automatic vehicle monitoring (AVM) is used for dynamic schedule synchronization to guarantee transfer connections. To manage the relevant public transport data for information of operators and passengers, a public transport data center (PTDC) was developed, which integrates the control centers for tram/bus, underground, and S-Bahn having operated independently in the past. The PTDC provides the different information systems with up-to-the-minute data on current operation. In Munich, the main system also for real-time information is the electronic timetable information system, which has been upgraded to a dynamic version. Accurate information is now available in inquiry offices, at public touch screen terminals, and at home or on private personal computers via phone connections using a modem or a radio interface. Other information systems supplied by the PTDC are the PT transfer control and information systems for car drivers, such as variable message signs in connection with park and ride, RDS/TMC, and the dynamic route guidance system, EURO-SCOUT. For real-time passenger information at stops, display units using a new technology cheaper than LCD and LED are tested. The main innovations are the integration of several systems, dynamic timetable information, and automatic schedule synchronization.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • Huber, P
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 2362

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  • Accession Number: 00724506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1996 12:00AM