Save the date: EBSF_2 showcase on innovative bus fleet maintenance tools

The Ravenna Demonstration team is glad to invite you on 13 April 2017 in Ravenna, Italy, to discuss the potential of predictive maintenance and intelligent garage procedures in improving the efficiency of bus fleets. The event will be hosted by the local operator START ROMAGNA in collaboration with the demonstration leader and service provider PLUSERVICE.

Within EBSF_2, START ROMAGNA has been testing:

  • a software developed by PLUSERVICE for bus fleet management, which combines two innovative applications. The first one is a maintenance software able to analyse data coming from lubricants’ quality sensors and elaborate on the remaining life of specific engine components to avoid breakdowns. The second application is a software to assess and plan the fleet’s maintenance costs, according to information on the average distance travelled by the vehicles through an accurate analysis of the cost items. Planning the expenses will become much easier as well as managing the financial aspects of the transport company;
  • an innovative lubricant quality sensor and fine filtration solution developed by MEL SYSTEMS that allows an effective predictive maintenance and extension of oil useful life;
  • a software black-box developed by METATRONIX to gather and transfer the oil sensor’s information and diagnostics wirelessly to the back-office.

The overall objective is to minimise operating and maintenance costs by speeding up maintenance operations, reducing non-operational lifetime of vehicles, increase the fleet’s reliability and economic efficiency but also reduce the vehicles’ fuel consumption and emissions thanks to better performances of the engine. Overall cost savings concerning the maintenance are estimated to be about 5-10%.The overall IT architecture will comply with ITxPT specification and the IT Standards EN13149 parts 7/8/9 will be adopted for the design and the implementation of the onboard IT architecture. To find out more about these innovative solutions, click here.

The event will take place at the NH Hotel Ravenna, Piazza Goffredo Mameli,1, - 48100 Ravenna from 8.30 to 13.30. The final programme is available here.

Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory.

Please register as soon as possible and before 6 April 2017.

In case of questions, please contact:

Yannick Bousse, UITP, +32 2 788 0125 - 

Silvia Magnalardo, Pluservice, +39 071 7999 61 -



Thursday, February 9, 2017