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VINBUS AND ADVANTECH IN STRATEGIC COOPERATION TO DEVELOP SMART SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC BUSES

09-12-2020

On 9th December 2020, VinBus Ecology Transport Services Limited Liability Company (VinBus) and Advantech Vietnam Technology Co., Ltd. (Advantech VN) held a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation contract on the development of a smart bus management system. With IoT solutions, VinBus electric buses will be the first public passenger transport equipped with modern technology to improve safety as well as providing convenient services to customers.

According to the cooperation agreement, VinBus and Advantech Vietnam will jointly research, cooperate in business activities and support each other in terms of technology platforms and technical facilities for the electric bus system project. The solutions developed in focus are AI camera to monitor driver’s behavior, wifi for passengers, location tracking equipment, in-vehicle surveillance system, fleet management system...

Specifically, the smart monitoring system will immediately give alerts if the driver shows signs of distraction, drowsiness, or fatigue… Service attitude, vehicle speed and routing schedule are also supervised extensively to ensure the best service quality. In addition, free wifi, entertainment screens and other utility services will bring passengers an enjoyable and relaxing experience while onboard with VinBus.

At the signing ceremony, Mr. Thanh Nguyen, Deputy CEO of VinBus, addressed: “When choosing a partner for the project, VinBus always puts quality and efficiency first. Advantech is a reputable partner, the No. 1 global manufacturer of industrial computers and the 23rd largest in the world for Internet of Things (IoT) equipment development. VinBus strongly believes that Advantech is capable of providing a comprehensive solution for the operation management of VinBus electric bus system ”.

Mr. Do Duc Hau, General Manager of Advantech Vietnam, claimed: “The signing event affirms a strategic, long-term and comprehensive partnership based on utilizing each others quality products and solutions as well as improving the reputation and brand names of both sides. Advantechs IoT technology solutions will contribute to assisting VinBus electric buses to operate safely and provide comfortable experiences for customers”.

The agreement with Advantech is an important next step for VinBus, after the strategic cooperation with Star Charge – the world’s leading provider of charging equipment and solutions. In a short period of time, VinBus has completed connecting with global leading partners to systematically and extensively build up its operating system; from the electric bus charging facilities – the largest of its kind in ASEAN, to the first smart operation solution based on an IoT platform for electric buses in Vietnam.
With hospitable and high-standard service, in the spirit of “Service from the heart”, VinBus hopes to bring about a positive image of the bus so that more people will switch to public transport, thereby significantly reduces urban tailpipe emission and noise pollution.
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VinBus is the new transport brand of Vingroup established in 2019. VinBus operates as a non-profit, with its major objective is to contribute to building a civilized and modern public transport system while simultaneously reduce air and noise pollution in major cities of Vietnam. VinBus will operate 100% electric buses manufactured by VinFast, ensure safety to passengers, stay environmentally friendly, and contribute to improving the quality of life for Vietnamese people.

Advantech Vietnam Technology is a member of Advantech Corporation which was established in 1983 and the worlds No. 1 industrial computer manufacturer. With the strategic mission of "enabling an intelligent planet", Advantech has been promoting the adoption of IoT-based products and solutions for applications in smart cities, intelligent transportation systems-ITS, smart factories, smart grid management, smart agriculture ... in the Vietnamese market.

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