Buses and Coaches are now one of the key modes of transport for today and tomorrow. They sit at the heart of urban planning, environmental, safety and, more generally, economic issues, being ideally matched to society's expectations for modern passenger transport. The whole sector must, more than ever, step up to meet these expectations.Solutions
Since it was created in 1986, ACTIA has been creating innovative solutions for Transportation and Energy. An independent family-controlled group, ACTIA has developed internationally and now counts 3,000 employees in 15 countries. In 2015, the ACTIA group recorded turnover of €381M. ACTIA is the partner of the major manufacturers, operators and fleet owners, always striving to meet the challenges of the transport world: safety, profitability and comfort.
ACTIA offers integrated solutions for city and intercity passenger transport. Innovative mobility solutions to transport people in a highly cost effective, fast, ecological and safe manner.
These challenges require a global approach to the vehicle in its environment: this is the meaning of the systems expertise offered by ACTIA.
ACTIA expertise lies in adapting complex systems and architectures to the difficult environment of commercial and industrial vehicles. It involves highly innovative specialist skills in multiplexed architectures, telematics, diagnostics or electric drive system. This know-how enables ACTIA to make its expertise available to vehicule manufacturers, operators and integrators. Our mastery of vehicle architecture - conventional or multiplexed - guarantees a global approach to the vehicle's functions and systems. It is based on a universal offer of electrical and instrumentation management modules to construct a modular, high performance and optimised architecture adapted to each customer's needs. ACTIA can also work with Bus and Coach manufacturers in the development and validation of vehicle architectures. In addition, ACTIA has developped an offer in the Intelligent Transport Services field. This ITS offer by ACTIA propose comprehensive ranges of equipments and software applications to serve today transportation challenges as fleet management, passenger Safety, infotainment, eco-driving or passenger information.
The ACTIMUX system is the third generation universal multiplexed architecture. This new system integrates all the experience developed over the previous 2 generations and includes:
Three Packs available:
Modular & Ergonomic dashboard meeting European regulations (EBSF & VDV standards).
Integrated modules with a wide range of equipment:
TGU is a software/hardware platform equipped with a GPS receiver and mobile data communications capability (GPRS/3G & WIFI). It can be connected to the vehicle's CAN network and has an Ethernet connection. Possible applications:
The TGU can be supplied with or without on-board application to allow integration by the customer if desired. TGU is approved by vehicle manufacturers as well as fleet operators.
An all-in one Services Solution to reduce Vehicle Operating Costs and optimise vehicule servicing and reduce downtime.
ACTIA designs and manufactures a range of electric traction systems for light vehicles, utility vehicles and buses offering power output from 30kW to 180kW. These solutions already have proven reliability with nearly 5000 vehicles on the road. With a power output of 140-180kW, the unit designed for bus is linked to a reduction gear and provides very high performance from a compact design. This output enables greater range and reduced battery wear. Having taken all these factors and vehicle operational considerations into account, ACTIA's solution offers both performance and excellent value. ACTIA's unique position in traction systems stems from the Group's historic expertise in vehicle body/chassis architecture and in power management systems. In addition, ACTIA offers a range of batteries and converters tailored to these applications.
The new "TraBat-LTO" and "TraBat-LFP" series of traction batteries from ACTIA are specifically designed for robust, powerful operation for a variety of mobile applications (e.g. for hybrid- and fuel cell vehicles or for electric vehicles with fast charge requirements). Our traction batteries can be delivered with Lithium-Titanate cells (LTO) or with Lithium-Ferro-Phosphate cells (LFP). ACTIA's innovative BMS electronic "Master 4" and "Slave 5" ensure a safe and durable operation for both chemistries. An integrated energy counter simplifies the analysis of battery usage and performance. Main advantages of "TraBat" battery systems with appr. 600 VDC nominal system voltage are the high power availability with continuous 3-5 C charge and discharge power and a peak power performance up to 5-10 C for 30 sec. Our battery systems are delivered with a liquid cooling solution and depending upon the operation and usage profile, we can offer an optional underlying life time warranty of maximum 5 years.
Many Power management solutions are produced in high volume for commercial and industrial vehicles (trucks,construction vehicles). These solutions are adapted to the passenger transport environment and are used for the charging function of Li-Ion batteries used in electric traction.
ACTIA Fleet helps fleet operators meet new challenges in the mobility sector:
A simple, stand-alone function The ACTIA Fleet solution consists of a stand-alone on-board unit that records vehicle data and transmits them to a cloud-based web platform, in real and/or delayed time. Customised services Customers tailor the ACTIA Fleet solution to their needs by chosing the complete package or only the service applications that they wants.
From the office, the fleet manager can assess and promote driver improvement through back-office reporting.
The BOP HD video protection system records high quality video images from up to 16 channels, combined with audio microphone, GPS and vehicle data such as the status of indicators, brakes and door open/closed. This builds a comprehensive picture of vehicle events when an incident occurs. Data is stored on a secure removable hard disk with up to 2TB data capacity, allowing for several weeks footage to be recorded before overwrite. Incident footage is protected in an alarm buffer and can be reviewed using the powerful BOP Reviewer Station and Software, or sent through W-LAN module to a depot server. A range of vandal-proof cameras is available for internal and external mounting, including analogue and IP options.
This software application enables full analysis of the recorded data. It is easy to use and ergonomic, and allows the CCTV Controller to review video and audio sequences recorded on the vehicle. Images are encrypted and can only be viewed by authorised users. Data is accessed either by date and time or by identifying alarm footage (indicated in red). Full evidential use with data being authenticated for court use and password-protected. Export function enables the user to burn footage and playback software to DVD.
WLAN 802.11n industrial modem and rack format card for services platform AP or client mode for harsh environments, compact and upgradeable. The WRM100 and V-WRM modem range offers all the services associated with broadband wi-fi, notably on-board internet, real-time video surveillance, passenger entertainment and passenger information. Vehicles are permanently connected to the back office via a highly secure communication service with a large bandwidth.
ACT 550: A dual-zone unit with graphical display. The ACT500 provides three tools in one with no need for additional ampliers or DVD player. The ACT 550 reads audio and video files from a USB stick. ACT 501: A LCD display for a best video quality - CD-DVD Dual Player & USB. ACT 552: Radio-SD-USB, 1 microphone input, single zone, especially developed for city and school buses. ACT 553: Radio-SD-USB, 2 microphone inputs, dual zone, especially developed for intercity bus with no video requirement. ACT 554: Radio-SD-USB, 2 microphone inputs, single zone, especially developed for city bus, for installation above the driver's head. ACT 650: Powerful combination of both the ACT 550 and the ACT 501 to allow simultaneous playback of DVD for the passengers and CD for the driver.
Fixed overhead screens ACTIA fixed screens use the latest technology for displaying entertainment and passenger information for touring and inter-city coaches. Available in three sizes and design finishes, for integrating or building-in. Our screens will perfectly fit into the interior of all vehicles. Foldway overhead screens Specially designed for touring coaches, the range of ACTIA motorised screens enables the screen to be pushed easily in either direction in the event of danger. The foldaway overhead screens are available in different sizes and in design finishes - with motorised support or fixed support.
ACTIA wireless entertaiment system is an onboard system which, simply by downloading an Android app to the passenger's own smart device, allows to:
An innovative communications solution for wireless information and entertainment through the passenger's own device during bus and coach journeys. Wi-Links delivers video content (VoD, road camera, live digital TV), web, GPS data (mapping), commercial information etc. This state of the art Wifi modem provides outstanding quality of service: simultaneous high quality connection for up to 40 passengers. ACTIA offers a complete range of efficient antennas for any kind of installation (MIMO 3x3, 6 accessesM). Wi-Links can be connected with a multimedia server and integrated in an IP architecture, delivering high added value services to passengers, through a powerful and cost effective system.
Each solution features a new robust mechanical base; it is still fanless and compatible with various Operating Systems. The solution can provide location, communication, multimedia and driver-vehicle interface functions. The wide selection of options ensures a high level of customization for any application i.e intelligent transportation systems (ITS), ticketing systems, CCTV and data servers.
The I-HMI range is a MMI specifically designed for transport users and provides an unique and comfortable experience with easy to read touch screen. USB and Bluetooth connectivity will bring new features to ITS Solutions. Integrated speakers for driver information and audio Input/Output for external peripherals will provide the end-user with benefits such as navigation, driver announcement and controls.
ACTIA's passenger counting systems are designed to automatically gather passenger count and bus stop activity data, enabling operators and transport authorities to understand public transport usage by location, time and date:
ACTIA's next generation PC-based diagnostics solution for multiplex systems.
Guide microphone High fidelity cordless device for optimum voice quality and total mobility for the guide. Wireless operation also allows for the possibility of passengers taking part in entertainment (e. g. Karaoke). Specially designed for intensive professional use (rubber & aluminium). Driver's microphone High sensitivity dynamic microphone equipped with switch to turn off other sources on the coach.
ACTIA dedicates between 14% and 16% of its turnover to Research and Development every year. In addition to this investment, which guarantees the group's ability to innovate, ACTIA endeavors to balance technological and industrial mastery as well as quality control throughout the development cycle, manufacturing and the production life of its products.
750 engineers & technicians are dedicated to ACTIA products' development for complete technological skills. ACTIA manufactures all products in its own plants and opens its production facilities to other customers to provide Electronics Manufacturing Services using the cutting edge technologies and the requirement for total quality.
ACTIA guarantees the highest quality standards at all stages of development and production with a specific time to market depending on customer needs. In this way, quality is a true ACTIA value and is shared by all teams in a certified environment: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EN 9100, EN 9110, ISO TS 16949, IRIS, NADCAP, PART 145.
ACTIA is there to accompany its global or local customers throughout their projects: local support on every continent, customisation to specific requirements and local needs, resident team... This international dimension is also an asset that benefits our purchasing and manufacturing performance.
EBSF ProgramHaving been involved in the European Bus System of the Future project, ACTIA takes an active part in the specification for the Bus of the Future. Most of ACTIA solutions for Bus & Coach are EBSF compliant.