November 17, 2021
Capital Metro, Clever Devices Win Innovative Solutions Award for Trip Planning
Clever Devices and Capital Metro have won an Innovative Solutions Award for the implementation of CleverVision onboard digital signage integrated with a real-time data feed.
Now in its seventh year, the Innovative Solutions Awards honors bus operations and their supplier partners who have implemented initiatives that helped them save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, increase safety, improve customer satisfaction, increase ridership, and more.
Austin, Texas’ Capital Metro is implementing an onboard digital display system integrated with a real-time data feed versus the traditional integration with on-vehicle schedule information, across a subset of its fleet. The innovative solution will allow this feature to be used by transit agencies that don’t have a complete Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) onboard. Based on General Transit Feed Specification architecture (GTFS-RT), the real-time information informs customers of next-stop arrival times, detours, and delays. The displays also provide safety alerts, system-wide updates to better inform riders choices, and can provide an avenue for revenue generating advertisements.
The partnership stems from a competitive solicitation by Capital Metro, which brought in proposals from several vendors.
“Clever was awarded a contract based on their past performance on other projects of a similar scope, the qualifications of their firm and project team, the strength of their technical proposal, and the value they could bring to Capital Metro,” says Capital Metro CIO Jane Schroter. “We are currently piloting seven vehicles with 12 displays. An additional 60 vehicles with 92 displays will be installed before the end of the year, bringing the total numbers to 104 displays on 67 vehicles. They will be adopted as a standard in many of our vehicles going forward.”
Clever Devices is honored to be a recipient of this award along with our agency partners at Capital Metro in Austin, TX.