15 November 2013

Berg Insight is of the opinion that the European market for ITS for public transport is in a growth phase which will last for several years to come. Individual markets may however continue to experience temporary fluctuations, depending on the political climate and local developments. The total market value for public transport ITS for buses and trams is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9 percent from € 0.94 billion in 2012 to reach € 1.44 billion by 2017. The penetration of on-board computers with GPS location functionality and wireless communication in buses and trams is estimated to increase from 42.5 percent in 2012 to 59.6 percent in 2017, varying considerably between regional markets.

A group of international aftermarket solution providers have emerged as the leaders on the European market for public transport ITS. The dominant providers are Trapeze Group, INIT and IVU, all having headquarters in the German-speaking region and substantial installed bases across a multitude of countries in Europe and beyond. Examples of companies with major market shares on national markets in Europe include Ineo Systrans which holds a leading position in France, and Vix which is a major provider on the UK market. Other significant players include the Spanish groups GMV, Indra and Grupo Etra, Swarco’s subsidiary Swarco Mizar in Italy, the Norwegian provider FARA and the Belgium-based company Prodata Mobility Systems.

All the major bus manufacturers have initiatives related to OEM bus telematics. Scania currently offers the same telematics features for buses as for trucks and the company plans to introduce a wider range of bus-specific solutions. Daimler has introduced a modified version of its fleet management system for trucks, marketed as a bus-specific system, while Iveco collaborates with third-party suppliers when fulfilling customer requirements for ITS. Volvo Group, in turn, offers solutions not only for conventional telematics and fleet management, but also traffic management functionality such as dispatching, traffic monitoring and real-time passenger information. Volvo Buses has been established as a notable player together with its telematics partner Consat Telematics. MAN does not yet offer an OEM telematics system for its buses, though plans are to introduce such functionality.

Highlights from the third edition of the report:

Insights from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.

New data on vehicle fleets and public transport utilisation in Europe.

Comprehensive description of the public transport ITS value chain and key applications.

In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.

Profiles of 54 aftermarket ITS solution providers.

Summary of OEM propositions from public transport vehicle brands.

Revised market forecasts lasting until 2017.

This report answers the following questions:

  • How is public transport organised and managed in the European countries?
  • What is the geographical structure of public transport fleets in Europe?
  • Which are the leading international and regional providers of aftermarket public transport ITS solutions in Europe?
  • What offerings are available from vehicle OEMs?
  • What impact will the launch of standard factory installed on-board computers from the OEMs have on the market?
  • How has the economic crisis affected the market for public transport ITS solutions in Europe?
  • How are the regulatory developments in Europe affecting the public transport ITS industry?
  • How will the public transport ITS industry evolve in the future?

Analysts: Rickard Andersson and Johan Fagerberg

Formats: Paper copy or electronic PDF licenses

Publication date: November 15, 2013

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Pages: 200

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