Init already works with electric bus operators, such as Wiener Linien.

INIT: Karlsruhe-based telematics and ticketing systems company Init will be highlighting its role in electric and multi-modal mobility at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019.

As more electric bus fleets enter service around the world, Init has developed a suite of tools to help operators plan their deployment. Its eMobile-Plan planning and simulation software can be used as a module of the Mobile-Plan suite or as a stand-alone programme. The electromobility version forecasts the effects of route planning, range and weather conditions, and can estimate required personnel and total costs.

The Mobile-ITCS intermodal transport control system enables dispatchers to monitor onboard battery charge levels, while the charging process itself can be managed and monitored using MOBILEcharge. The MOBILEefficiency driver assistance software provides real-time energy consumption data, and MOBILErange calculates ranges. Init has also developed its Mobile-DMS depot management software for use with electric bus depots.