Free Bus Map Service for Norway
Trondheim/Norway, 16 March 2017 --- FourC AS and Mattersoft Ltd have released a public and free map service for public transport buses in Norway. The service aims to include all public transport buses throughout the country on a real time map available on the web (www.busskart.no) and in the new Busskart app.
About FourC AS
The start-up FourC AS (www.fourc.eu) is developing an infrastructure platform for management of distributed systems with focus on the Internet of Things, M2M, transport, healthcare, smart homes and automation. The customised version of this platform built for public transport is named “Cities in Motion Service Platform”, on which bus companies, public transport authorities and operators can deploy a broad range of services. FourC has 11 employees with head offices in Trondheim and a branch office in the UK. The company has received support from Norway’s research council for a €4M R&D project in the area of new solutions for public transport in Norway. More information about this project can be found at www.opensp.eu.
Initially, buses in the South Trondelag county are included in the service. Data is collected using publicly available sources and presented in an interactive map view.
Unlike other mapping solutions, Busskart’s main use case is to focus on the information that the regular passengers want most frequently in everyday situations. Among these is the ability to see real-time predictions and the actual positions of the buses travelling towards stops.
The solution makes use of Mattersoft’s highly acclaimed real-time prediction engine which is already being used in several cities across Scandinavia.
The app is currently available on Android and Apple iOS. Features for the app solution include adding a personal touch by providing favorite stops and other time-saving features. Both Norwegian and English are available on the web and in the app solution. The web version works with any smartphone.
Other Norwegian buses will be added as data becomes available. During just the first two weeks of uptime, agreements have been made to add Trondheim city airport express buses, the city buses in the town of Levanger and all buses in Rogaland county.
The release of the app was covered by Adresseavisen, the region’s largest newspaper with more than 260.000 readers. (Paid access directly to article.)
The service shows all approaching buses to the selected stop, with real-time predictions and real-time bus positions on the map.
For more information, please contact:
Tor Rune Skoglund, CEO of FourC AS
+47 72 55 99 00
Mika Varjola, Managing Director of Mattersoft Ltd.
+358 400 872 790
Read the press release in PDF: English
About Mattersoft Ltd.
Mattersoft Ltd. (www.mattersoft.fi) is a Finnish software company, focusing on intelligent transport systems. Mattersoft specializes in public transport information management and traffic light priority systems and provide and maintain solutions by ourselves and with our partners. In addition to offering standard off-the-shelf products and services, the company is also involved in various national and international research projects related to intelligent transport systems and logistics.