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Goiania, Brazil improves its intelligent transportation system with Ericsson and Volvo Bus

RMTC Goiânia, a group of enterprises responsible for public transportation in Goiânia, the sixth largest city in Brazil, improves its smart transportation system thanks to a partnership with Ericsson and Volvo Bus Latin America.

Bus station in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The ITS4Mobility solution from Volvo, combined with Ericsson’s services and systems integration leadership to connect industries, support the daily operation of RMTC Goiânia, which includes 1,300 buses and 6,000 bus stops, responsible for mobilizing 600,000 people every day in the metropolitan area of Goiânia.

Bus operators in Goiânia can track the fleet in real time – accessing information on travel time, punctuality and quantity of buses on each route. This information is used by operators to efficiently distribute the buses and provide a better service to passengers. In addition, CO2 emissions are reduced, since bus operations are more efficient.

Passengers also have access to real-time information about arrival times and locations of the buses via the internet and smartphone apps.

Goiânia is the first city in Brazil – and Latin America – to select the Volvo ITS4Mobility solution. According to the agreement, Ericsson is responsible for the localization of the solution according to Goiânia’s specific needs, as well as support and maintenance.

Luis Carlos Pimenta, President of Volvo Bus Latin America, said: “A quality public transportation service that is recognized as such by the users must have a passenger information system, so that people can plan their trips and optimize their time.”

Jo Arne Lindstad, Head of CU Industry and Society RLAM, said: “Smart transportation systems are complex, because they require the integration of information and communication technologies with the current transportation infrastructure, fleets and passengers. This agreement is proof of Ericsson’s leadership in this sector, and an example of the positive transformation that the transportation sector is developing, which is also moving toward the Networked Society.”

The combination of Volvo’s leadership in sustainable transportation and traffic safety with Ericsson’s capacity and experience in consulting, systems integration and managed services allows the development of smart transportation systems that improve efficiency, security and environmental requirements for the transportation sector.

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Paola Torres, Local Communications
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Ericsson has been present in Latin America since 1896, when the company established an agreement in Colombia and delivered equipment for the first time in the region. In the early 1900s, Ericsson increased its presence in Latin America by signing commercial deals in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Today, Ericsson is present in 56 countries within South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, which combined count the region as one of the few with complete Ericsson installations, including a Production Unit, R&D Center and Training Center. Ericsson is the market leading telecom supplier, with over 40% market share in Latin America and more than 100 telecom service contracts in the region.