Smartbus

Ikarus buses are equipped with systems that are used for collecting, processing and transmitting the information generated on the bus to data users. The types of information generated on the bus are diverse, thus Ikarus is constantly improving its intelligent bus functions.

Passenger information system

Each vehicle will be equipped with a passenger information system with functions specified by the operators.
Cameras

The vehicles are equipped with external and internal cameras that are able to record and transmit the video signals in accordance with the legislations. The internal cameras can be switched to infrared mode on request, which allows counting the passengers anonymously and even to display the passengers' body temperature. The driver can see the images from the cameras on the display on the dashboard.


On-board entertainment systems

Wi-Fi and USB chargers are available on the vehicles for the passengers. User conditions will be specified by the operators of the buses. If required, screens may be placed to the passenger compartment, on which the operator will be able to display films or information to the passengers.
Feedback on economical driving

An application that registers the driver's driving style (acceleration, braking, speed, turning) and provides a clear analysis based on the data collected from the vehicle's driveline and braking system, as well as the vehicle's position (GPS). By using this app, operators can develop training materials and disseminate the best driving style in terms of passenger comfort and economical operation of the vehicle.
Warning system for maintenance

With the results provided by the sensors installed on the vehicle’s maintenance-intensive units, the system can predict required maintenance times. The maintenance period of the components of the vehicles is generally highly dependent on the conditions of use, hence some vehicles are sent for maintenance too early and some too late. In the first case there is a possibility of an increase in costs, and the second can result is malfunction. The app allows the operator to schedule maintenance at the time that is economically the most optimal.

Battery charging status indicator

Electric buses arrive at the site with different battery charges at the end of the daily route. At most of the sites, the electrical charging infrastructure is designed to charge several buses in a row, which are connected to the same charging structure. With the help of the app, the operator can optimize the charging order of the buses, thus increasing the number of vehicles that can be served with one charging structure.
The technology that enables intelligent bus services:

• Sensors and cameras located at different points of the vehicle
On-board data collecting, recording, processing and communicating equipment
Application of Big Data and artificial intelligence methods in data processing
4G and 5G mobile communication
Drive train
International partnerships