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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Passenger Information Systems out of 305
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 305 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 mobility startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 300 passenger information systems, get in touch.
Papercast provides Solar-powered ePaper Displays
Passenger information such as transit timetables and schedules are an essential part of public transport. Current timetables use digital screens to display such information. But such displays need a lot of space and power to run efficiently. ePaper displays solve this problem by taking up a fraction of the space and power to provide the same function. Moreover, solar power enables the display to be powered from almost any desired location.
British startup Papercast provides solar-powered, wireless e-paper display systems. The displays find use in bus stops, railway stations, and airports to provide real-time passenger information. Its analytics improves the accuracy of bus arrival predictions while offering insight into real-time and historical service performance. The cloud-based content management system offers instant General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), GTFS Real-Time, and Service Interface for Real-Time Integration (SIRI) integration. The display also enables content management, monitoring, and auto-diagnostics.
GoMedia offers Passenger Infotainment Services
In-transit infotainment services are an indispensable part of modern public transport. Most passengers prefer to travel with operators who provide such services because it helps them get relevant content during their journeys. This is why startups are now maximizing such offerings to increase customer satisfaction and retention for transport operators. Additionally, infotainment systems support transport companies to monetize their existing onboard Wi-Fi infrastructure.
British startup GoMedia gives personal passenger infotainment services to train and coach operators across the US and Europe. They provide high-quality onboard infotainment such as movies and news directly to passenger devices. In addition, GoMedia provides personal passenger information, from seat ordering and onward journey information and planning.
Holoride develops Immersive In-Vehicle Experiences
Immersive technology solutions such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), and extended reality (XR) are already revolutionizing the media and entertainment industries. These solutions are now also entering the automotive and mobility industries by providing passengers with content and helpful information related to their journey. For example, immersive solutions provide helpful and interesting information, such as destination information, virtual speedometers, and other vehicle statistics such as mileage.
German startup Holoride is developing immersive in-vehicle media. It is linking XR with real-time motion data, such as acceleration and steering. All visual impressions factor in the real-time physical feedback of the vehicle. This helps create a more immersive experience for the passenger who can use it to view information such as vehicular data, destination information, videos, etc.
OnRoute Tech improves Rider Engagement
Transportation companies are increasingly looking to provide value-added services to passengers to increase customer engagement and retention. One such solution is the usage of tablets in rideshare vehicles. These internet-connected screens eliminate idle time by providing media and entertainment options to riders. An easily installable hardware and software package delivers geo-located, contextual partnered content while collecting and measuring user behavior.
Indian startup OnRoute Tech supplies a tablet-based platform for passengers. It utilizes tablet screens in cabs, buses, and flights to provide its rider engagement services. The tablets tap into geo-location and historic ride data to provide relevant and targeted content to passengers. It provides information varied content such as news and entertainment, as well as routes and navigation directions.
SkyGuru delivers Offline Content
The reach of on-demand content and passenger information in transportation is limited by mobile data infrastructure. For instance, expensive in-flight internet lowers the quality of passenger experience. This is why transportation companies are now looking for passenger information solutions that don’t require consistent internet availability. Offline content solutions enable uninterrupted passenger information services in all types of transport at any location around the globe.
SkyGuru is a US-based startup that develops a personal in-flight guide app. It downloads aeronautic information before the flight and works even in airplane mode. It explains all in-flight processes, as well as provides turbulence forecasts. Moroever, it also provides the latest weather information and explains how it changes the flight experience. The app makes the journey easier for passengers with flight anxiety.
Discover more Mobility Startups
Mobility startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on shared mobility, smart parking as well as automation. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the mobility industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more mobility technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Mobility Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.