«Thanks to onway’s central communication system, all our on-board bus systems are networked and our entire fleet can offer passengers reliable WLAN access.»
Adrian Dolensky, Project Manager Onboard Technology, Verkehrsverbund Vorarlberg Public Transport (VVV)

Initial position

Verkehrsverbund Vorarlberg Public Transport (VVV) began equipping its vehicles with public WLAN in 2017. This public WLAN system was supplied by onway and has since been continuously expanded into a comprehensive «bus-to-ground communication» system:

  • Networking parallel «on-board» IT systems
  • Extending real-time passenger information
  • Securely separating internal and external traffic flows via the same data connection
  • Reducing hardware (number of antennas and routers)

onway solution

onway was chosen as a partner to implement this challenging project after a successful pilot project and rolled out the certified communication platform for VVV’s city and rural bus fleet. By providing mobile, free and stable internet access for passengers and implementing a bus-to-ground connection solution, VVV has set its sights on a modern ICT architecture. The multifunctional communication system connects systems and applications, while guaranteeing customers and employees a secure, high-performance and fully comprehensive network solution.
A network diagram shows the on2800 onway router as the central bus-to-ground connection. The router is connected to the Ethernet switch, which is automatically configured by the router. The configurations required for the connected systems – such as the ticket vending machine, the passenger counting system and the passenger information system – are therefore managed automatically. By automatically configuring VLANs and assigning IP addresses, the interaction between switch and router stands out as an optimal solution for cost-efficient and maintenance-friendly «on-board» networks. Around 400 systems have been integrated in the VVV bus fleet.

VVV reference report

Here you can download the reference report on the ICT architecture for the Verkehrsverbund Vorarlberg Public Transport (VVV).