Elektromobil “Smart” means everything that helps people save time and money through the use of modern technologies. In public bus transport, the modernization of dispatching systems comes first. It includes the introduction of a new “smarter” regional ODIS chip card for a new generation,” comments Jakub Unucka, Deputy Governor of the Region, responsible for Transport and Smart Region.
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The region plans to facilitate tickets paid by contactless cards (which are already in effect in Ostrava public transport systems). The system will gradually be introduced in suburban transport (first in the districts of Karviná and Orlová). From 2020, cards will also pay for the tickets on trains of Czech Railways (České dráhy). Regional buses shall be equipped with air conditioning, free wi-fi and USB chargers. The passenger information system will be enhanced too; a new mobile application for looking up connections is being developed. The Central Operations Control will be upgraded as it now works as a fully automated centre. It will be staffed, to offer other services related to public transport, such as following current traffic and/or seeking the best car parks. This is how a brand new multichannel
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dispatching system with a clearing centre for all kinds of transport will start operation. Another step will be an increase in the number of electronic information panels which passengers have already grown fond of. At the moment there are fifty-six panels displaying the departures of various connections, and fourty-four more will be installed in twenty-five municipalities of the Moravian-Silesian Region. Support of the region does not end with public transport. Related to the management and maintenance of roads, citizens of the region will be offered a web application from autumn 2018 which will provide information on the streets and roads where snow has been cleared. The network of IoT sensors and meteorological stations will send spreader maintenance vehicles where the situation requires them. Newly repaired roads in the Moravian-Silesian Region are monitored by laser measures, and the quality of material is being checked. “Dynamic development in various technologies offers numerous opportunities and the Moravian-Silesian Region, which won the title ‘Smart Region,’ wants to make full use of these,” concludes Jakub Unucka, Deputy Governor.