Advantech and VinBus in Strategic Cooperation to Develop Intelligent Electric Buses Management System
Advantech (stock code: 2395), a global leader in industrial IoT, its subsidiary, Advantech Vietnam Technology Co., Ltd. (Advantech VN) and VinBus Ecology Transport Services Limited Liability Company (VinBus) on Dec. 9th, 2020 held a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation contract on the development of the intelligent electric bus management system. With AIoT solutions, VinBus' electric buses will be the first public passenger transport equipped with AIoT technology to improve safety as well as providing convenient services to customers.
According to the cooperation agreement, VinBus and Advantech Vietnam will work together to promote business cooperation activities and support each other in terms of technology platforms and technical facilities in the intelligent electric bus management system, including solutions such as: fleet management, depot management, route management, passenger information system, fleet safety system, driver behavior management, battery management, passengers Wi-Fi service and more. All the related features are implemented by Advantech trusted TREK eBus solution by in-vehicle edge AI computing with intelligent camera ADAS system, industrial communication system and also vehicle grade advertisement system.
By Advantech TREK eBus solutions, which are equipped on all VinBus electric vehicles, will provide customers with safe, efficient and comfortable experiences on public passenger transport. Specifically, passengers can be assured of high safety level because the driver behavior is well managed by TREK in-vehicle AI system for blind spot detection, speeding, hard brake, alarm for driver distraction, drowsiness, fatigue. In addition, the TREK bus advertisement system will bring entertaining and relaxing moments to customers during their travel time.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh - Deputy CEO of VinBus affirmed: “When choosing a partner for the project, VinBus always puts quality and efficiency first. Advantech is a reputable partner, the No. 1 global manufacturer of industrial &in-vehicle computers and the 23rd largest in the world for Internet of Things (IoT) equipment development. VinBus believes that Advantech, a company with around 40 years of experience in the development of operation management solutions, is capable of providing a comprehensive solution for the operation management of VinBus' intelligent electric bus management system”.
Mr. Do Duc Hau - General Manager of Advantech Vietnam assessed: “The signing event affirms a strategic, long-term and comprehensive partnership on the basis of utilizing each other's quality products and solutions as well as improving the reputation and brand names of both sides. Advantech's IoT technology solutions will contribute to assist VinBus electric buses to operate safely and provide comfortable experiences for customers”.
The Advantech and VinBus project will install in the first phase of intelligent electric buses from Hanoi, and in the future will also apply this solution across Vietnam. In addition, this case is also the first one intelligent electric bus in Southeast Asia, and it is expected to be replicated throughout Asia and worldwide in the near future.