This US city’s tourist bus will also be fitted with GMV’s electronic fare-collection technology
GMV, Spanish leader in GPS systems for urban transport management, has won a contract for setting up the vehicle tracking and fare-collection systems for the tourism bus of Miami city in Florida (USA).
Miami City Tour, a joint venture including Grupo Juliá, operator of the tourism buses of Madrid, Barcelona and Toledo, among others, has turned to GMV for installing a fleet management and tracking system based on the Moviloc® service, incorporating Miami maps to give support to Miami City Tour.
Moviloc® is a powerful tool providing tracking data and route reports via a secure, quick and user-friendly internet connection. Moviloc® is based on the PalView® platform, an inhouse GMV development that provides support for vehicle-tracking services using GIS, GPS, and GPRS technology and web applications. Among other functions, Moviloc® provides real time tracking of the vehicles carries out fleet inventories with tracking of each vehicle, controls and verifies routes, keeps historical records of past operations (routes, distances, speeds, stops) and exchanges messages.
The fare collection part of the contract is based on the technology currently used by the tourism buses of Madrid and Barcelona, based on vending machines issuing one or two-day barcode tickets that are checked by a barcode reader on boarding the bus. The system also issues farecards that can be exchanged for tickets at the moment of use. It is topped up by central fare-stage management and statistical data analysis applications.
Miami is the seventh biggest city in the US and one of the most densely populated. Its metropolitan area has a population of about 5.4 million. Miami’s strategic location in the south of North America makes it an excellent springboard for breaking into the various existing markets in Latin America, not to mention the potential clients in the Florida hinterland itself, adding up to over 300 million.
GMV is also continuing to internationalize its Moviloc® business in Europe, where it has started to set up the Moviloc® system in the fleet of the Portuguese company Hegilimpa- Serviços de Limpeza, Lda.
In the words of Juan March, GMV’s General Manager of Transport and Mobility “these projects make GMV an international benchmark in the transport area and enable Moviloc® to spread into new countries as a base for further development.”