21st Century is connecting Abellio’s fleet of over 900 vehicles to its Journeo Edge IoT gateway, enabling a 4G connection to Journeo’s cloud-based video management software and services, believed to be 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 says it will dramatically increase the scope, power and functionality of its on-board data. The system provides real time access to CCTV footage, potentially reducing the time taken to gather evidence following incidents from days or weeks to hours. Journeo explained that the technology will also enable Abellio to monitor vehicle diagnostic information and be informed of issues that might require attention, including the level of charge remaining on electric vehicles as these start to form a larger part of the operator’s fleet.
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”.