Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Gfi Informatique, a vendor of value-added IT services and software, today announced a Proof of Concept for the City of Belfort, France using big data analytics to optimize urban bus transportation.
The solution is a collaboration between the city’s Board of Public Transportation, Gfi Informatique and TCS. It will support Belfort’s smart city strategy, which aims to help local authorities deploy digital transformation projects.
This smart city initiative is a result of a joint investment by Gfi Informatique and TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group.
The companies are deploying TCS’s Intelligent Urban Exchange software to help city administrators and public transportation planners make more informed decisions through insights from historical and real time data.
The companies have worked with the city to enhance the capture and treatment of large amounts of information using big data analytics solutions designed specifically to help public sector customers, with the overall goal that this proof of concept will lead to larger scale digital innovation across the city.
Cities such as Belfort are embracing smart city technology to optimize transportation services with existing or diminishing resources, without significantly impacting their carbon footprint.
As a mid-sized city with a population of just over 50,000, Belfort is an innovator in deploying advanced technologies to improve city services.