Innovative Vehicle Cleaning through Data Consolidation

Innovative Vehicle Cleaning through Data Consolidation – ETC Solutions and dotspot.IT Get Trains Back on Track Faster

The leading German provider of digital public transport platforms, ETC Solutions, has announced a collaboration with the Austrian software company dotspot.IT. The two industry digitisers are pooling their digital, technical know-how in order to significantly reduce downtimes and delays caused by contaminated trains.Innovative Vehicle CleaningThe cooperation between ETC and dotspot combines two leading software applications with different service focuses in public transport: With DC.Transport, dotspot.IT offers a comprehensive solution for the digitisation of the cleaning process of company fleets. The industry platform DatNet from ETC, as a production planning and control system (PPS), which maps all operational processes in the transport company, provides valuable real-time data for cleaning. The aim is to get trains back on track as quickly as possible in order to offer transport providers new options for optimising cleaning processes – and thus getting their vehicles back into operation more quickly. This is a common concern of both companies. The bundling of competencies is therefore the next logical step.

The innovative public transport cleaning software “DC.Transport” from dotspot.IT has been in use successfully since 2013. With the NFC chip and app, the cleaning staff on site is networked with the clients in real time at all times. With the modular RBL DatNet, ETC has all real-time data and knows the current position of all vehicles connected to the data hub – live around the clock.

Both systems are seamlessly integrated through open interfaces. You automatically exchange the right data at the right time. Planning, disposition and location data from the DatNet enable dispositive cleaning measures to be initiated at an early stage and cleaning staff to be guided to their place of use without delays and with pinpoint accuracy. This drastically minimises delays and downtimes caused by vandalism and contamination.

Mario Dobnig, CEO of dotspot.IT, emphasises:

“Customers want real-time information. By combining our products with those from ETC, trains are ready for use again much faster. The integration of dispositive cleaning becomes an innovative and resource-saving solution by means of an interface to the RBL for the planning of the train dispatchers. The entire process chain, from the real-time data source to the NFC scans of the cleaning staff on the train, to quality control and billing of the contractual services is full digitised. This takes the efficiency of train cleaning to a new level.”

Helge Haugk, CEO of ETC, said:

“The cooperation with dotspot.IT marks an important, strategic step for us towards a comprehensive solution for an elementary problem area in public transport. The SaaS solutions of our companies complement each other perfectly and can be seamlessly linked. This combination creates considerable added value for our customers, which is unique to date.”

With the strategic partnership that has now been agreed and the joint solution for one of the most important problem areas in public transport, the two industry digitisers offer their customers an innovative solution for minimising pollution-related delays and downtimes with “intelligent vehicle cleaning”.

This article was originally published by ETC Solutions.

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