Smart Transport: Dancing the Digital Transformation in the City of Renaissance

The VG814 5G vehicle gateway builds a reliable, compatible and interoperable network for public transport vehicles, improves the stability of networking and reduces the cost of troubleshooting.

 / Intelligent Public Transport System


Rome offers an extensive and varied public transportation network for residents and tourists, including metro, buses, trams, and urban railways, providing convenient access to famous landmarks such as the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museums.

In the digital era, the Mobility Agency of Rome is revolutionizing the public transportation system through technological advancements. With upgraded infrastructure and smart solutions, they aim to provide seamless and connected travel experiences. By embracing digital innovation, the agency optimizes operations, enhances efficiency, and meets the evolving needs of the city.

Customer Requirements​

Real-time vehicle tracking and dispatch

Real-time monitoring and tracking of temperature, humidity, and location ensure optimal conditions for goods throughout the logistics process. This reduces the risk of damage and waste, enhancing cargo quality and safety.


Passenger Information and Navigation Services

Enable passengers to conveniently access bus arrival times, route information, and bus stop locations. This helps passengers better plan their journeys, reducing waiting times and uncertainty.

Data Collection and Analysis

Collect and analyze operational data from buses, and use the data to monitor operational quality, optimize route planning, improve services, and enhance the efficiency and reliability of the bus system.

Passenger Engagement and Feedback

Establish channels for passengers to easily provide opinions, suggestions, and complaints. This enables a timely understanding of passenger needs, improves service quality, and provides a more personalized passenger experience.

ITxPT Compliance

ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport) standards for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) play a crucial role in vehicle digitalization solutions. It enables an interconnected and interoperable on-board communication system.

Compatibility and Interoperability

ITxPT standards specify seamless integration with devices and systems from different manufacturers and suppliers. This enables effective collaboration and seamless data exchange and sharing among components and systems.

Standardization of Data Formats and Interfaces

ITxPT standards define data formats and interfaces for public transport information systems, ensuring consistency and interoperability. Rome’s Mobility Agency aims to adopt ITxPT-compliant standards for unified data processing, sharing, and seamless integration between systems.

Hardware requirements

Compliance with ITxPT standards for onboard communication gateway.

Strong positioning capabilities, supporting GPS, Galileo navigation, and inertial navigation for collecting and parsing operational data from automated devices.

4G/5G cellular networks, and APN networks.

Multiple Gigabit M12 Ethernet interfaces, multiple IOs and serial ports.

OBD-II for reading vehicle status data.

Powerful edge computing capabilities and support for Docker.

Powerful edge computing capabilities and support for Docker.


The project leverages the InVehicle G814 (VG814) 5G vehicle edge computing gateway to enable connectivity for public buses. The solution enables real-time collection and uploading of vehicle status and travel data, and provides high-speed connectivity for onboard devices, including video surveillance systems, fare collection devices, passenger information displays, passenger counting equipment, and dispatch terminals.

The VG814 is a feature-rich onboard gateway that combines GPS/BeiDou, 5G cellular network communication, and vehicle area network communication. With powerful edge computing capabilities and ITxPT compliance, it ensures seamless data collection and interaction across bus systems. Utilizing Docker for application deployment, it enables real-time data uploading to the cloud platform. The cloud platform integrates intelligent dispatch, secure operations, travel services, and information dissemination functionalities.


Fast, Reliable, and Uninterrupted 4G Connectivity Ensures Stable Online Performance

The VG814 provides continuous access to high-speed 5G networks, with multi-layer link detection and recovery to ensure 24/7 bus connectivity.

Compliance with ITxPT Standards

The VG814 ensures overall system compatibility, interoperability, and standardization of data formats and interfaces. With robust peripheral expansion capabilities, it enables centralized management of interconnected devices.

The VG814 features multiple interfaces, such as Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 5, RS485, and RS232, allowing for IP-based onboard networking and seamless interconnection of devices. This enables improved fleet management capabilities.

Personalized Services and Functions through Flexible Development

The VG814 supports Python, C/C++, and Docker, allowing integration partners to deploy customized apps for transit companies.

Real-time Vehicle Status Monitoring and Preventive Maintenance

The VG814 integrates comprehensive onboard functions, monitoring vehicle health status and power information in real time through OBD-II, and uploading data to a management platform. Through diagnostics and analysis, it enables proactive maintenance to reduce the breakdowns.

Easy Cloud Integration, “Cloud + Edge” Smart Management

With simple configuration, the VG814 seamlessly connects to third-party cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, or user-owned cloud platforms using MQTT or HTTP protocols. This enables the rapid development and deployment of custom applications in the cloud, facilitating the growth of value-added services.


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