This article first appeared in the Bus-News Magazine Issue 2 2023.
Transportation sectors worldwide have been undergoing a rapid evolution, particularly in the realm of technology.
A standout innovation in this domain is the adoption of fully rugged tablets for onboard bus systems. These robust devices are not only reshaping the user experience for passengers but are also bringing unprecedented efficiencies for operators.
Durable Driver Control Units (DCUs)
Handheld’s ultra-rugged tablets are used onboard buses as driver control units (DCU). A DCU is a critical element of modern transit operations, assisting drivers with automatic fare collection, route management, vehicle diagnostics and communications.
When a rugged tablet is used as a DCU, it simplifies these tasks with integrated features like GPS, robust processing power and a large, clear display. Plus, given their compact size, rugged tablets allow for more efficient space utilisation inside the driver’s cabin compared to traditional DCUs.
The tablet’s touchscreen interface allows drivers to easily access real-time data, from route changes to traffic updates. With built-in connectivity options, the tablet enables seamless communication between drivers and control centres, ensuring that drivers always have the latest information at their fingertips.
Handheld offers both Android and Windows rugged tablets with unmatched value as a driver control unit or for mobile mapping. Algiz rugged tablets are compact in size and combine powerful computing with ultimate reliability in the toughest environments. Fast processing power along with user-friendly features and design provides efficiency on long workdays for bus drivers.
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