Berliner Werkersspetrep (PVG) provides passengers with additional information about their vehicle use. Using digital evaluation of their counting data, customers on many bus, tram and subway routes can see at a glance when the crowd is high, as the company announced Monday. It provides an early orientation for everyone who wants to get more space during epidemics.
For this purpose, PVG uses data from automated counting systems in vehicles, explained PVG Department Head Timo Kerenfisher to passenger information. “That’s why we have enough vehicles with counting systems, so we have enough data for evaluation.”
The information is called a heat chart: the green color for the respective time and the digital timetable will be parked, the vehicles will be averaged. Fearing an outbreak on local public transport, many Berliners are currently avoiding buses and trains. So the number of passengers in PVG has been declining since the onset of the epidemic.
Use of PVG vehicles is “still low”
The offer can be accessed on the PVG website. The company has long been showing the use of personal attachments in the Fahrinfo app. However, these are predictions. However, the new information is based on the number of previous weeks.
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Empty vehicles are shown most of the time if you look at the lines provided. The display jumps in yellow only for individual sections in case of emergency.
Based on the data, PVG will not consider further booster trips because they were last introduced in the school curriculum after the winter holidays, which are essential. “Application is still low,” said spokeswoman Petra Nelken.