Rhein-Neckar AVLC with TETRA-Motorola Digital Radio System
The AVLC of the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH facilitates the joint planning of schedules and duty rosters for the cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg and Weinheim as well as the regions of Rhein-Neckar, Rhein-Pfalz, Bad Dürkheim and Bergstrasse. The central control centre in Mannheim coordinates all routes and is based on a TETRA-Motorola digital radio system.
The system was implemented in two stages. The first stage involved upgrading and installing 20 vehicles with IBISplus on-board computers and commissioning the digital radio system. Stage two dealt with the introduction of AVLC system LIO, complete refitting of the vehicle fleet, digital passenger information, duty planning and the interface to driver scheduling.
The system at a glance
Die Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV)
The RNV Transport Authority operates with approximately 400 vehicles, 850 stops, 15 tram lines and 51 bus routes. The company employs more than 1800 people and carries 162 million passengers a year.