Any type of automated system requires central control. 2getthere’s Transit Operations Monitoring and Supervision (TOMS) system amongst others regulates traffic, coordinates transit scheduling based on demand, updates online, vehicle, station and operator screens and interfaces to the outside world in general.
The supervisory system TOMS is based on 25+ years’ experience. TOMS is robust, scalable, extendible and flexible. As the supervisory system is based on the Internet of Things, it is easy to maintain and interface with different systems. TOMS ensures a significant competitive edge and the basis of several key advantages: proven reliability and availability, flexibility in configuration and operations, speed of implementation and minimum capital and operational costs.
TOMS is an event driven system with state-of-the-art object oriented software in a distributed architecture. The distributed architecture allows for various sections of the network to feature their own local control systems. The logic is to make decisions as locally as possible. This architecture set-up ensures the supervisory system functions as a set of individual control systems, irrelevant of their quantity. Adding elements is thus easily achieved, while the system also becomes less vulnerable to the failure of one of the control systems.
The task of TOMS is scheduling and execution of the transport orders. Upon generation of a job TOMS inquires which vehicle meets the requirements and what its ‘costs’ (a function of availability and distance from the intended origin) are. The available vehicles reply and the vehicle with the lowest cost’ is assigned the job. TOMS also controls fleet management, ensuring timely recharging of the batteries and maintaining fleet capacity. For the necessity of various analyses TOMS also keeps track of all system events and transit requests.