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Technology for  buses in an autonomous world by Greyhound

Greyhound is an American bus company that has been offering an extensive network of bus routes in the United States since 1914. With more than 1,300 buses and 16 million passengers each year, Greyhound is the leader in city-to-city bus travel in the United States.

The company offers low-cost, reliable, safe and eco-friendly travel solutions in 48 states and 1,600 cities. Greyhound is part of a network of bus companies that sell tickets to each other on their routes, allowing connections to even more places.

In many places in the country, Greyhound is the only bus company connecting small towns to larger cities. For many people, the iconic buses are the only way to travel that lasts a kilometer after a long journey by bus, train or plane.


All Greyhound buses have features and facilities for a comfortable journey. Their fleet has recently been renovated to better serve customers and offer safer, greener and more relaxed journeys.

Equipment you will find:

  • Onboard bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Folding seats
  • No middle seats
  • Personal electrical outlets
  • Air conditioning
  • Leather seats
  • Extra legroom
  • On-board entertainment system

The first step to finding a cheap Greyhound bus ticket is to book early. Airfare tends to increase in price as the departure date approaches. Greyhound, like other bus and train companies, offers discounts for advance purchases.

Another way to save is to be flexible with travel dates and times. Avoiding busy travel times such as holidays and weekends can also help you keep your ticket price down. If you’re looking for the best deals, go for midweek buses and night buses.

Stable Internet connection

Thanks to the advent of the Internet of Things, people on smart buses can now have a stable Internet connection almost all the time. Modern buses are equipped with Wi-Fi or other sensors that allow passengers to connect to the Internet while traveling. Major players in the smart bus sector understand the value of IoT connectivity; therefore, they have started making Wi-Fi available in their vehicles to improve the travel experience of passengers. In addition, the use of IoT in buses enables a highly efficient and convenient transportation system, as the data collected by commuters can enable transportation authorities to provide improved services to citizens without hindering operational efficiency.

Real time tracking

Conventional bus transport systems are highly unpredictable and prone to delays, making it a challenge for commuters to plan their journey or reach their destination on time. However, modern buses are equipped with standard radio technologies, wireless sensor networks and ad hoc networks that allow passengers to know the real-time status of buses at any given moment. Commuters can access information on bus arrival time, number of available seats, destination time and location through special mobile applications on their smart phones. Increasing the reliability of bus service can save time and effort for many passengers.

Automatic Vehicle Positioning

Automatic positioning and vehicle control systems help travelers reach their destination quickly and reduce waiting time in heavy traffic jams. The technology tracks vehicles by merging on-board diagnostics with satellite GPS data to predict the arrival of each vehicle at each stop. This allows operators to dynamically manage their fleet in real time and provide a high level of public transport service. In addition, AVLC technology also plays a key role in locating the crew and preventing emergency situations on the road. The monitoring module provides the bus operator with a real-time visual representation of service status for any carrier, automated services and driver communication.

Intelligent transport systems (ITS)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) consist of a variety of technologies, including electronics, information processing, wireless communication, and control, that enable safe, efficient, and convenient public transportation. Real-time traffic and passenger information delivered through intelligent transportation systems can help automatically adjust the timing of traffic signals and significantly improve traffic capacity and speed. Service predictions enabled by ITS can provide more accurate predictions and generate statistically meaningful correlation from a combination of current and historical time information. In Glasgow, Scotland, ITS offers regular information to daily commuters about times, current bus location, time needed to reach destination and determine the density of passengers inside the bus.