went on to explain that the in-vehicle computer is able to collect all types of data from a
public bus, including data on engine start-up, emergency braking, and traveling speed. The data is then real-time
to a back-end cloud platform for statistical analysis. With the integration of a management and reward-penalty system, a bus
operator can effectively guide the driving behavior of its drivers. For
example, the bus operator could establish a set of standard operating
procedures (SOP) for driving, and reward fully SOP-compliant and safe drivers
with bonus pay and recognition, while penalizing drivers who fail to do so, in
turn effectively managing the driving behavior according to set guidelines.
Aside from guiding driving behavior, a bus operator can also look at the data and define the kind of behavior that constitute dangerous driving, as well as identifying dangerous route sections. When enough data is gathered, artificial intelligence analysis can even be performed to identify elements, which include road factors, driving behavior, age, and weather, commonality. The knowledge allows the operator to develop corresponding management mechanisms, with the intention of preventing traffic accidents caused by human factors.
However, in order for an in-vehicle solution to be able to achieve the three advantages described above (i.e. driving behavior guidance for drivers, re-definition of dangerous driving or dangerous road conditions, and the identification of management blind spots), it must be a smart, highly integrated, and open platform.
most of the systems utilized by public buses (e.g. dynamic information, ticket
sensor, bus stop broadcasting, and in-bus digital signage) are independent of
each other. In other words, each system is linked to its own host, making it
difficult for information to be consolidated on a single platform. Advantech,
having caught on to this problem early, has developed a smart in-vehicle
solution that offers all these features on a single platform and host. The flexibility
and scalability of the solution’s application system empower a bus operator to manage its budget and costs stage by
stage to attain the goal of smart management.
Tsai stressed that Advantech offers not just a highly integrated in-vehicle solution, but is also capable of leveraging its extensive on-site deployment and integration experience to provide ample technical support and facilitate system implementation and integration.
respect to the implementation of a smart in-vehicle solution that enables incident-related
data to be recorded on an in-vehicle computer, the biggest benefit for a bus operator is the
ability to shift the focus of traffic accident management from post-incident
reviews to incident prevention efforts. With the system providing assistance
and prompt guidance to correct driving behavior, a genuine reduction in the
risk of human-induced traffic accidents can be achieved, which in turn ensures
the general public’s safety and raises the quality of public bus services.