Bombardier Transportation has launched its
real-time passenger load display software solution on the
Singapore Downtown Lineís (DTL) existing Train Control Monitoring
This innovative technology maximizes passenger
comfort and the systemís operational efficiency by displaying
real-time passenger load information on LCD screens at station
The system has entered service following
the completion of comprehensive testing by Singaporeís Land
Transport Authority (LTA).
The software solution features an
onboard system designed to detect passenger weight load from the
vehicleís braking system and then transmit the information to the
passengers waiting at the next stop via a third-party vendor.
screens at the platform use a series of colors to indicate the
capacity of each car: green represents a high probability of
available seating, yellow for partially full and red for full.
implementation, the first of its kind in Singapore, seeks to
better distribute passenger load while also improving the trainsí
efficiency and reliability.
The TCMS solution was part of a
four-year collaboration between Bombardier and the Singapore
Economic Development Board (EDB), which started in 2012, to
develop a regional team to enhance software programing
capabilities throughout Southeast Asia.