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IT Systems in Public Transport by Gero Scholz

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Foreword

Even if it does not seem so at first glance: the bus used in public transport (PT) is a hightech vehicle. This is not only apparent when you look at the built-in hardware, but is also due to the diverse software that runs on it and interacts with central IT systems, connected via multifaceted radio technology.

German transport companies work with information technology at the highest level for planning, optimising and controlling their fleets. They use sophisticated software systems in order to create timetables and implement them in vehicle workings and driver duties, dispatch vehicles and personnel, control and monitor the rolling stock fleet, provide the passengers with information, sell tickets, and much more.

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