The Problem: VLUs
Vehicle Logic Units (VLU) are technologies of the past. They create connectivity issues, they often are tied to proprietary hardware and long-term contracts and they make it harder for transit systems to innovate when new technology becomes available.
Old technology and the multitude of information in the transportation demand management (TDM) industry can often feel overwhelming. Solving these problems can be simple.
The Solution: Cloud-based TDM
Here are the specifics of what transit systems can gain by switching from VLUs to a cloud-based solution:
Cloud-based solutions offer the ability to scale up or down as needed, making it easier for transit operators to manage changing demands. This is even more beneficial with solutions that can manage fixed route, on demand and other modes together, allowing for a more responsive transit system.
- Cost Savings
Cloud-based solutions are less expensive than traditional VLU systems because they do not require the purchase and maintenance of physical hardware and software. TripShot is constantly updating, regularly releasing new features and pushing them to our customers with no need for hardware updates.
- Advanced Analytics
Cloud-based solutions can provide real-time insights into the performance of transit systems, enabling admins to make informed decisions and improve their operations. TripShot monitors vehicle location and activity with True-Time® technology, providing up-to-the-second, GPS-based location data to managers, drivers and riders.
- Better Integration
Cloud-based solutions can integrate with other systems, such as Automatic Passenger Counters (APCs), vehicle assets like head signs and more. This typically eliminates the need for a VLU. As drivers check-in via a tablet, TripShot communicates to integrated cloud services and provides items like text for signs and annunciator information.
- Improved Reliability
Cloud-based solutions are managed by technology professionals who ensure availability and correct functioning. TripShot consistently maintains above 99.95% uptime.
Cut Through the Noise
Overall, the switch to cloud-based solutions offers transit operators many advantages, including improved efficiency, cost savings and better management of their operations. It’s essential to sort through the noise when researching the best cloud-based mobility management solution for your unique transit system. As trusted leaders in the TDM world, we’re here for you if you're looking to upgrade, consolidate or overhaul the technology you use to manage shared transit, micromobility, parking or other transportation at your campus.