Automatic vehicle location and control system LIO
Over 100 SmartInfo passenger information displays have been in use at the bus and light rail stops of Freiburg im Breisgau - and thus throughout the city‘s entire light rail system - since summer 2000. These displays form part of the LIO automatic vehicle location and control system (AVLC). Communication between the vehicles and displays takes place using an analogue quasi-synchronous radio system. The vehicle equipment boasts IBISplus G2 on-board computers and supports the system by means of logical location. Thanks to traffic light preemption and transfer protection, public transport is thus extremely attractive, punctual, and reliable. Passengers of Freiburger Verkehrs AG can require timetable information by SMS and receive a reply on their mobile phones in real time.
The system at a glance
Freiburger Verkehrs AG
The buses and light rail vehicles of Freiburger Verkehrs AG (VAG) travel a distance equal to more than 18 times the distance between Earth and the moon each year. With 4 light rail and 28 bus lines, VAG enjoys a huge level of acceptance with customers. About 75 million passengers are carried by this transportation company each year.