21st Century is connecting Abellio’s entire fleet of over 900 vehicles to its Journeo Edge IoT gateway, to enable them to connect over 4G to Journeo’s cloud-based video management software and services. Abellio has worked with 21st Century for several years and this is the first fleet-wide adoption of cloud-based video management services in London.
By connecting its buses to the Transit module in the Journeo Portal, Abellio will dramatically increase the scope, power and functionality of its on-board data. It provides real time access to CCTV footage, reducing the time taken to gather evidence from days and weeks to just hours. Journeo technology will also enable Abellio to monitor vehicle diagnostic information to inform them of issues that might require attention, and this extends to the battery state of electric vehicles that are becoming an increasingly important part of their fleet.
Abellio’s 852 buses and 77 ancillary vehicles on 53 London routes will have Journeo protection, with information, data and images being sent to the right people at the right time with a much more powerful solution.
Jon Eardley, Engineering Director of Abellio London bus commented: “Journeo’s innovative technology, software and services have been integrated into our business systems for a number of years, helping us to improve safety and efficiency at the same time as enhancing the passenger travel experience. The addition of the Journeo Edge gateway and advanced modules unlocks further system integration potential and will serve as a fantastic platform for future IoT technologies to keep our fleet connected”.
Mark Johnson, Director of Fleet Systems at 21st Century, commented: “We are delighted to be working as technology partners with Abellio and delivering the first fleet-wide bus deployment in London of cloud-based video management and software services. A growing number of operators are adopting our solutions to improve performance and drive down costs where we are able to combine end-to-end security and scalable architecture with intuitive software and responsive support services”.