Satellite Navigation gadget to be fitted into Private transportbuses

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Mangalore, Nov 20 (UNI) BusVoice, a unique Vehicle Monitoring System will be introduced in Daxina Kannada and Udupi Districts tomorrow as an information and entertainment media using Satellite navigation System which would benefit over 40,000 passengers daily.

Addressing newsmen Mr Rajesh Kunder, CEO of i-Factor Technologies Pvt Limited, said that the unique satellite navigation system BusVoice, based on the most Advanced Satellite Navigation facility would be fitted in over 100 buses and which could be scaled up to 500 buses within one year.

He said that the Satellite receivers in the BusVoice calculates the location, speed, direction and altitude on the earth surface using the Satellite data and will transmitted to the Servers through the GPRS network. The data so received would be used to provide many location based services. Besides the BusVoice also provides Audio visual entertainment and information to the bus passengers. It also facilitate automatic announcement of the required stops, health and tea breaks and significant tourist places as and when required in any desired languages.

He said that the system also provides vehicle tracking data including its speed, arrival and departure times at scheduled and unscheduled stops while alerting about traffic jams, accident sports and also rates the driver's performances and all this would be available without the support of any operators.

Canara Bus Operators Association President Rajavarma Ballal who was also present on the occasion also informed that the unique satellite supproted system is being fitted into the public transport buses after spending over Rs 40 lakhs.

Terming the introduction of the system as a revolutionery Mr Bllal said that the system would help to improve the services and also encourage bus travelling which would in turn reduce traffic congestion and also fuel consumption.

He said that the project which is being implemented in 100 buses in both Daxina Kannada and Udupi districts was planned to be a self-sustainable by generating income for its operation and maintenance. The system would also provide tracking link to both RTO offices and Traffic Police he said.

He also informed that local talents would be encouraged to contribute contents for its audio and video entertainment programmes which includes entertaining and informative data with folk songs, short stories, jokes, mimicry etc besides providing space for commercial advertisements which would be a source of income.

UNI

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