Buses are among the most widely used means for urban transportation, especially with accelerating population growth and expansion of urban areas. A greater number of buses on the road means higher requirement for vehicle operation and management – which involves not only remote monitoring and maintenance, but also better passenger experience.
Cameras, payment systems, security devices and other terminals on board are all connected to the Internet. This implies greater demand for networking reliability and speed. As each device is embedded with a separate module for Internet access, different standards and uneven performance make it challenging to manage them all and tap more applications. As regulators put forward new requirements, it is urgent to have an integrated solution for communications and management.
InHand’s Networking Solution for Buses
On-board devices, such as cameras, stop announcers, dispatch terminals, set-top boxes, etc. are connected to the VG710 vehicle gateway via its extensive interfaces. With QoS features, the gateway prioritizes different tasks and makes better use of network resources.
Meanwhile, the VG710 offers passenger Wi-Fi, allowing people on the bus to have quality networking experience on the road.
As a gateway for vehicles, the VG710 integrates OBD-II and constantly monitors the operation status of buses. Everything is then uploaded to the management platform for analysis and diagnostics.
With Python and Docker supported, the VG710 enables users to program their own applications.
1. Multi-network Connectivity
Available with high-speed 4G cellular connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, RS485, etc., the VG710 vehicle gateway offers various means of Internet access. The QoS feature prioritizes and allocates bandwidth regarding business demands so that network resources are made best use of.
2. Extension to Peripherals
Extensive interfaces on the VG710 gateway connect to different devices on board. With uniform communication standards managing and controlling everything in the vehicle area network, different devices can be better interconnected and communicate with each other.
3. Passenger Wi-Fi
The Wi-Fi portal which is specially designed for buses delivers passengers quality experience despite long hours on the road.The Wi-Fi portal which is specially designed for buses delivers passengers quality experience despite long hours on the road.
4. Developer Features
With support for Python and Docker, the VG710 offers a flexible development environment, which allows custom applications to be installed and operated.
5. Real-time Monitoring
The VG710 gateway is specially built for vehicles. Integrating OBD-II, it monitors the operation status of the vehicle and battery in real time, uploads data to the management platform for diagnostics. With statistical analysis, the VG710 helps identify abnormalities and conduct preventive maintenance, which reduces faults during service.
6. Driving Behavior Monitoring
Driving behavior is constantly monitored. Dangerous behaviors such as acceleration, hard brake and sharp turns, as well as collision are detected and warned in case of traffic accidents. With high-precision and sensitive GNSS, the VG710 keeps track of vehicle location, helps navigate and plan for the best route.
7. Easy Integration to Clouds
With simple configuration, the VG710 can be integrated to 3rd party clouds such as Azure IoT Edge, AWS IoT, MQTT and TCP server. The built-in app automatically sends information of gateways, interfaces, GNSS, etc. to the cloud, so that on-board devices can be better managed for value-added business.