On Sunday, the 26th November, The B-Line was inaugurated in Sydney, Australia.
The B-Line is a brand new line of 40 double-decker buses servicing between the North Beaches and the city centre, while traveling over the famous Harbour Bridge and past the world renowned Opera House. This line is the first one in Sydney to be equipped with a real-time system where passengers are informed via Public Information Display (PID) onboard the buses as well as PIDs at the stop points. The real-time information is also exported to Google’s GTFS. The ambition is for Sydney and Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) to expand with more lines in the near future.
“It’s thrilling and exciting to have been trusted for this project, and I am extremely proud of our team for the work and effort provided so we could manage this project under such a short time. The customers’ response has been both professional and positive, so we are really looking forward to further business opportunities in Australia“,
Consat is part of a unique club, having now been appointed as one of Sweden’s 100 most interesting Career Companies for the sixth consecutive year.
The jury’s motivation for Consat’s selection as a Career Company in 2018 is as follow: “With a quality-oriented and extended experience and knowledge, Consat is implementing its work with employer branding in several areas of expertise. By putting the focus on its employees and appealing to potential employees through its incredible commitment, Consat AB is hereby appointed as a one of Sweden’s Career Companies 2008.”
“It’s very exciting and, above all, it shows our true ambition and clear goal of being at the forefront as an attractive workplace and to keep developing in the right direction. Consat is our employees, and we achieve our success by working together, because there’s nothing more exhilarating than winning together”, says a thrilled Martin Wahlgren, CEO of Consat AB.
During the spring, Consat was selected as a partner in the Driver Sweden’s innovation program.
Driver Sweden came to life in 2015 and has already helped putting Sweden on the map within the field of autonomous transports.
With Consat’s past and current involvement in the Intelligent Transport System for public transports, Sweden Drive’s focus on autonomous vehicles and car sharing solutions is right up our alley
Martin Wahlgren, CEO of Consat AB.
It’s not all about driverless vehicles. This is a completely new approach to mobility. We are on the threshold of a radical shift, and it’s happening fast. In just a few years the world will change. We will see entirely new mobility business models enabling sustainable cities.
More people in a limited area means increased congestion and other negative impacts on our society and the environment. These are but a few of the reasons behind a rapidly increasing interest in automated transport systems.
Automated transport systems include, essentially, all forms of transportation – private journeys, public transport and freight transportation. You order a driverless vehicle when you need one, perhaps for a convenient connection to public transport. On reaching your destination the vehicle continues on to pick up the next traveler. Various modes of transport are seamlessly mixed to provide an optimal journey.
New, smart solutions also enable flexible goods deliveries in cities. Large areas that are currently used for parking will become available for activities that contribute to increased quality of life. In parallel, the transportation sector will change its focus from products to services. This will open up for new business models and diminish differences between people.
Sweden has an automotive industry that is at the cutting edge in terms of safety and care for the environment. We have world leading information technology and telecom companies. And we have a tradition of systems thinking and excellent collaboration between industry, academia and government.
Drive Sweden is a Strategic Innovation Program launched by the Swedish government that gathers the best in the area – from all sectors of society. We work closely together to make optimal use of all possibilities, but also to address the challenges that could arise along the way. This could pertain to road safety, adaptation of infrastructure and legislation that needs updating.
Consat is exhibiting at the biennial UITP Public Transport Summit 2017, on the 15th to the 17th May in Montréal, Canada.
Under the banner of Consat Canada, we’re presenting our AVL, CAD and RTPI solutions to transit authorities visiting from all parts of the world, making connections from Japan to Mexico, via Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Italy, etc.
Great news is that Electricity that we have been deeply involved in won the price for “Operational and technical excellence”
Operational and technical excellence
Vasttrafik and Volvo Group (Sweden) for the project, ‘ElectriCity’ –
multi-stakeholder electric bus demonstration project implemented in Gothenburg (Sweden) on public transport line 55, connecting two university campuses. This project successfully integrates all elements of modern bus-based mobility solutions and points to the future of bus services worldwide. Its innovative technology is deployed in real operation conditions and it is perfectly integrated in the public transport system.