Partner of Actia since 2017, Tisséo Collectivités has already conducted two pilots concerning eco-driving solutions in real operating conditions for its bus fleet and is therefore starting the third phase of the test. As a reminder, this organization implements the travel policy on the Toulouse territory, ie 108 municipalities spread over 1,115 km² where 1.33 million inhabitants live.
The partners reconfigured 70 Tisséo Collectivités buses with the MyActiaFleet telematics solution, during the first “eco-driving” test phase. From January to July 2019, around fifty bus drivers from Tisséo Collectivités were trained in eco-driving via Actia’s Mandatory Driver Training (FCO) solution.
Eco-driving to reduce fuel costs
After these six months, “the first results revealed an average reduction of 5% in energy consumption, ie a saving of 27,000 liters of fuel. A trend which was confirmed in autumn 2020, during the second test phase on 136 vehicles in circulation on the Toulouse network”, specified the organizing authority for mobility (AOM). At the head of a fleet of 240 buses, Tisséo Collectivités now systematically equips its new buses with this Actia eco-driving solution.
In addition, concerning the road safety actions of Tisséo Collectivités, driving agents are assessed annually on their individual skills and take part in a road safety awareness day during the year. They also complete a mandatory five-day training course with driving reassessment every five years.
A pilot on remote maintenance
As part of their eco-driving partnership, Tisséo Collectivités and Actia launched a third test phase in early March 2022 on remote maintenance. Remote technical monitoring of vehicles will thus be set up: watch over the main operating parameters and display of alarms in real time on the dashboard of the MyActiaFleet solution. “This predictive maintenance will make it possible to anticipate certain breakdowns and therefore increase the service rate of urban buses”, according to the partners.
Still within the framework of the CSR approach, the AOM wants to develop its fleet towards vehicles “using new energies, in particular electric ones. Tisséo Collectivités will therefore switch to the MyActiaFleet New E version, for “New Energies. » « MyActiaFleet New E manages all types of engines: diesel, hybrid, gas, electric, and soon hydrogen. This solution will allow the display of data directly integrated into the Podium 2 dashboard of the buses of the French manufacturer Iveco Heuliez in operation on the Tisséo Collectivités network,” explained Actia. Furthermore, this Podium 2 dashboard was designed by teams from the Actia design office at the Colomiers plant, near Toulouse.
The Tisséo Collectivités bus fleet in figures
240 vehicles, with an average increase of 50 vehicles per year.