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How will the market for intelligent transport systems (ITS) for public transport in Europe evolve in 2011 and beyond? Now in its first edition this strategic research report in the M2M Research Series from Berg Insight covers the latest trends and developments in the dynamic telematics industry. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.
ITS in Public Transport is a comprehensive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the intelligent transportation systems market for public transport in Europe. This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 150 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 the report:
Insights from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
Data on vehicle fleets and public transport utilisation in Europe.
Comprehensive overview of the public transport ITS value chain and key applications.
In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
Profiles of 39 aftermarket ITS solution providers.
Summary of OEM propositions from public transport vehicle brands.
Market forecasts lasting until 2015.
boosted by market deregulation
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 which are installed in public transport vehicles as
well as at terminals, stops 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, automated fare collection systems using
smartcards, and on-board infotainment solutions with information
about nearby points of interest.
Public transport plays an essential role in the European society.
Approximately 60 billion public transport passenger journeys per
year are carried out in the EU27. 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. A total of 737,000 buses and coaches account for
9.5 percent of the yearly passenger kilometres on land in Europe.
The economic value of public transport services in Europe amounts
to € 130–150 billion per year, which represents approximately
1–1.2 percent of the GDP. The public transport sector furthermore
creates about 1.2 million direct employments in Europe, and an
average of 2–2.5 indirect employments per direct job.
Berg Insight is of the opinion that the European market for ITS solutions
for public transport is in a growth phase which will last for
several years to come. Individual markets may however experience
temporary fluctuations, depending on the political climate and local
developments. The total market value for public transport ITS
for buses and trams is forecasted to grow at a compound annual
growth rate of 15 percent from € 0.65 billion at the end of 2010 to
€ 1.3 billion by 2015. The penetration of on-board computer units
with GPS location functionality and wireless communication in buses
and trams is estimated to increase from 30 percent in 2010 to
48.3 percent in 2015.
A group of international aftermarket solution providers have
emerged as the leaders on the European market for public transport
ITS. The dominant providers are INIT, Trapeze ITS and IVU, all based
in the German speaking region and having substantial installed
bases across a multitude of countries. Examples of companies with
major market shares on national markets in Europe include INEO
Systrans, which holds a leading position in France, and Vix Technology’s
recently acquired subsidiary ACIS which is a major vendor on
the UK market. Other significant players include the Spanish company
groups GMV and Grupo Etra, Swarco’s subsidiary Mizar in
Italy, the Norweigan company FARA and the German provider PSI
All the major bus manufacturers on the European market have initiatives
related to OEM bus telematics, however using very different
strategies. Scania offers the same telematics features for buses as
for the trucks, and MAN is planning to introduce a similar offering.
Daimler has introduced a modified version of its fleet management
system for trucks, adapted to better suit bus customers, while Iveco
with the Irisbus brand collaborates with third party suppliers when
fulfilling customer requirements for ITS. Volvo Group, in turn, offers
functionality not only for conventional telematics and fleet management
applications, but also real-time passenger information and
The outlook for the European public transport ITS market is positive,
as several major developments foster increased adoption of such
technologies. The continent-wide deregulation of the public transport
market creates a need for technologies which can handle the
increasingly burdensome task of providing synchronised passenger
information. International public transport related initiatives such
as the EU project EBSF are also likely to increase the ITS adoption.
Other contributing developments include UITP’s sought-after
doubling of the public transport ridership by 2025, the increasing
environmental awareness and decreasing costs for ITS.
How is public transport organised and managed in the
What is the geographical structure of public transport
fleets in Europe?
Which are the leading international and regional
providers of aftermarket public transport ITS in Europe?
What offerings are available from vehicle OEMs?
What impact will the launch of standard factory installed
on-board computers from the OEMs have on the
How has the economic crisis affected the market for
public transport ITS in Europe?
How are the regulatory developments in Europe
affecting the public transport ITS industry?
How will the public transport ITS industry evolve in the