CeSIP (Central Information System for Passengers)

CeSIP (Central Information System for Passengers) is a system for monitoring the vehicle fleet and for comprehensive, real-time management of passenger information. A broad range of functions available allows for optimal utilisation of the fleet, global management of passenger information, and efficient communication with the drivers.

CeSIP was designed to be modular, allowing for further development through adding more modules during the operation of the system, with the possibility of integrating the modules into one central system. This solution makes it possible to manage several subsystems at once while still ensuring convenient and effective use of the data collected.

CeSIP (Central Information System for Passengers)

CeSIP software modules review

Managing routes, stops, and the database of segments between the stops.

A module for managing and configuring routes and stops, and for attributing features to them for the purpose of collecting and interpreting data. Ability to freely group the stops, attribute announcements, and manage the fare zones, including setting different zones for various segments of the same route.


Managing the fleet and carriers and a communication module.

This module allows to attribute, among other things: a fleet number of the vehicle, a description of the vehicle, the vehicle’s features (short, long, low-floor, regular/improved standard), the carrier, production date, and other parameters agreed upon when setting up the system. The communication module allows to broadcast announcements to all vehicles or to specific vehicles, send messages to the driver’s control terminal, and broadcast information to be shown on the internal displays.terminal kierowcy oraz publikacji informacji wyświetlanej na tablicy wewnętrznej.


Event log and panic button

Activation of the panic button on the driver’s control terminal causes a window to pop up with a map centred on the current GPS location of the vehicle in which the button has been activated, accompanied by an audible notification. In response to the notification, the dispatcher can choose the following options: opening a voice call, sending a text message, and generating a report of the event.


Dispatching functionality

The dispatcher assigns the appropriate fleet number to the planned tasks (e.g. route No., shift ID, vehicle type, etc.). The module allows the dispatcher to make changes to the route on the fly (e.g. change stops). The dispatching functionality also includes keeping a work log based on the actions of the dispatcher and generating reports for specific dispatchers on the given day.


Map and detours module

Real-time tracking of vehicles on the map as well as reviewing archived route recordings for the selected time period. Presenting information about the vehicle on the map (current route, deviation from the scheduled time, speed). The ability to filter out vehicles by various parameters (deviation from the scheduled time, route, shift, position on the map). The detour module allows to quickly create temporary detours.


Beads module

A linear graph showing all vehicles on the given route. The graph provides data such as: fleet number of the vehicle, current delays, shift ID. The beads module allows for a visual representation of the schedule deviation extent by automatically grouping buses that run ahead or behind the official schedule to a similar degree. The scale of schedule deviation is colour-coded and presented dynamically on the map.


Virtual display

The option to pull up the information display of a given stop together with a map of buses approaching that stop. Information on schedule deviation for the given stop along with the fleet number of the affected vehicle and its estimated time of arrival.


Information display module

Managing displays by configuring and grouping displays, broadcasting textual and graphical messages with a defined display area, accessing live preview of the displayed information, setting up additional audio announcements with adjustable schedule and frequency of broadcasting. The software allows for the displays to be remotely turned on/off and reset.


Priorities module

This module is responsible for generating data regarding the reporting points at junctions, collecting data from the vehicles, estimating the time for the vehicles to reach the junctions, and reporting the data to the Traffic Management Subsystem, which can then assign appropriate priorities to the vehicles.


User management

The access levels and file system permissions for specific databases, modules, and functions of the central system can be freely set for various user groups, such as the Dispatchers, as well as for the group with full access (the Administrators).


Estimating, monitoring, and analysing punctuality

An algorithm estimating the time of arrival for the public transport vehicles, which accounts for the current delays in the routes that precede the given departure. The bus arrival time estimation is performed centrally, i.e. the GPS data sent by the vehicles is used to measure the travel time for the specific route segments. This allows the system to provide more realistic results. The monitoring and analysis of punctuality (also available in graphical form) offers a basis to settle accounts with the carriers.


Analytics and diagnostics

The system offers the ability to monitor the current state of the devices and provides information about issues, technical problems, and faults. Automatic detection and reporting (notifications, e-mails) of long-term absence of peripheral devices.


Reporting

The CeSIP system was designed to corelate all schedule data and real information and generate reports in accordance with the Customer’s needs and expectations.


Main functions of the system

– Planning, designing, and managing schedules.
– Network planning.
– Inputting routes and travel times.
– GIS-based planning.
– Variants and analyses of schedules.
– Positioning of stops and other points on the network.
– Defining travel times and distances.
– Prioritising public transport.
– Fleet management (in respect of the planning and operational needs of the carriers).
– Monitoring of performance.
– Localisations, punctuality, and occupancy of the vehicles.
– Assisting with dispatcher’s responsibilities (ensuring a fluent information exchange between the dispatcher and the vehicles).
– Monitoring of fulfilment of transport assignments (reports on the fulfilment of transport assignments in terms of agreements concluded with the carriers).
– Traffic monitoring centre.
– Managing schedule deviations.
– Tracking vehicles on the map.
– Monitoring the list of vehicles behind or ahead of the schedule.
– Exporting comparative statistics of the official vs. the current schedule.
– Monitoring the scope and quality of services provided.
– Settling accounts with the Carriers.
– Monitoring punctuality.
– Monitoring devices and vehicles.
– Real-time monitoring of vehicles.
– Generating reports from operational statistics of the vehicles and the transit offer.
– Centralised management of the dynamic information system for passengers.

Tasks performed by the system

– Improving punctuality and regularity of public transport.
Offering dynamic information for passengers at the stops.
– Prioritising public transport.
– Positioning of stops and other points on the network.
– Defining travel times and distances.
– Assisting with dispatcher’s responsibilities (ensuring a fluent information exchange between the dispatcher and the vehicles).
– Managing schedule deviations.
– Tracking vehicles on the map.
– Monitoring the list of vehicles behind or ahead of the schedule.
– Generating comparative statistics of the official vs. the current schedule.
– Real-time monitoring of vehicles.
– Centralised management of the dynamic information system for passengers.
– Delivering information to passengers via the internet and through a mobile app available on mobile phones and tablets.
– Increasing the appeal of public transport in the city.

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