adibus RealTime

Overview of the core elements of adibus RealTime

With adibus RealTime, passengers are automatically informed about the next stop, approaching destinations, delays, transit options to other buses / trains etc. Through a digital journey selection, the driver chooses the route / trip number; following this the system downloads the relevant updated information for the route in question. The system functions fully automatic from this point on, without any need for interaction from the driver.

The digital route selection is a small touch screen, which can also be used as a communication tool by the driver who can send e-mails and other information. The driver screen is the daily tool for the busdrivers helping in functions like driving economically, changing LED Signs and communicating with the dispatcher etc.

  • 1. Content/Timetable

  • 2. Server

  • 3. Uploads

  • 4. Route selection

  • 5. GPS



Publishing and managing content like traffic information, advertisement, news update etc. Timetables, stop information , announcements etc. are centrally stored and usually delivered from external systems


adibus solutions are hosted centrally and there is no need for locally IT hosting and operations.


The distribution and communication with the buses and trains uses the mobile network, securing that the solution is online.

Route selection

Route selection is done in the buses by the driver. Form there on the content on screens and realtime forecasts will run automatically


Positioning via GPS.

A system with an in-built intelligence

The bus' and trains GPS calculates the exact position every minute and controls this against the timetable data as well as previous records of positions at this point of time on the route.


For example if the bus, according to the timetable, is due to depart from Aalborg at 9:43 am via Hobro 10:19, Randers 10:47 with an expected arrival at Aarhus by 11:23 the system will announce the the predicted arrival time at the comming stops along the route controlled against the timetable.


The predicted arrival time will be shown for the comming stops in comparrence with the timetable and current position.




Utilizing the bus' GPS position and the expected next stops along the route, the system updates real time information relating to the next stop and displays the transit options available at the next stop.


This information is displayed every 3-5 minutes when the bus or train is within a given radius of the next station.


The bus’ GPS calculates its position minute by minute and controls this with the timetable data for the route in question. If the bus for example is more than 3 minutes delayed, the system will announce this delay to extranal data provider and display it on the passenger screens in the bus or trains 


The data is delivered via an on-line web service. This makes it possible to see real time information and current delays on the Internet, mobile phones and at the next station. If a transport provider merely wishes to ensure the announcement of the “next stop” adibus ‘next stop announcement’ option can deliver this service.




Real time data relating to the exact position and any delays is collected by the system via the GPS units on the buses and can be accessed by the PTA / PTO to analyse timetables, journey time guarantees etc.


The control center has access to a livemap with data on each bus including, route/trip, next stop on the route, delays, driver name etc.  It is very easy so search and focus on delayed buses and decide on actions to prevent further delays.


Access to historical data on the situation for the bus e.g. 10 minutes ago is only a few click aways.