City Group invests in new technology

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KUWAIT City Group, operator of Citybus, is introducing smartcard and vehicle tracking system (VTS) technology to its 400 buses in Kuwait. The smartcard system was developed in conjunction with Parkeon Transit, UK and the GPS system developed with Coaxial and Sicuro group.

The VTS system allows Citybus to monitor its fleet and give real-time data to manage performance, while having environmental benefit by managing idling times and driving standards.

Richard Woods, CEO, City Group, said: “We have achieved another milestone in the relative short history of Citybus. Our investment in these technologies demonstrates our commitment to improving public transport in Kuwait and enables us to offer better convenience and added value to our customers. We are committed to making bus use as easy as possible and our smartcard does just that. We will now be in a position to increase our product offering to customers in addition to rewarding them for their loyalty to Citybus.”

Woods continued: “VTS technology is a welcome addition to our system portfolio. The system is fitted with a communication device, which enables us to communicate directly with our frontline staff ensuring we are able to maintain even headways along our corridors which will improve reliability.”

Citybus, City Group’s wholly owned bus operator in Kuwait, presently operates 400 buses across 19 routes in Kuwait and Kuwait City.