Newsletter 2019.08


Pilotfish and Voith at Busworld Europe


From October 18 to 23, 2019 Voith and Pilotfish will present how the Internet of Things will change public transport at the Busworld Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our stand 945 in hall 9Read more

Pilotfish Academy updated

Recently Pilotfish Academy got a new look, together with new functionality to handle the content in a better way. This is an ongoing work that will continue with content updates and further functionality updates down the line. Please check it out here


Agile tech coaching


Pilotfish has brought in renowned speaker and long-time proponent of agile methodology, Emely Bache to help our organization with test-driven development. The main goal is to improve our development velocity and software quality. It is a part of our ongoing effort to update our development practices. 

The initial reactions from our team are very positive, and we look forward to the continued process. Emily has explained what she does in a blog post, which you can read here.


The Integrator Role in the ITxPT world 

Busforce recently released a new blog post:

“In this blog post we will walk through the responsibilities for one of the most important roles when purchasing ITxPT-based ITS systems. The role of the integrator. And with it, the integration platform.”  Read more


Driver Console FK302 with Android 7.1

Now, our larger Driver Console, the FK302 is updated to Android 7.1 and ready for delivery. It will also be preconfigured, which takes away the need for manual configuration of the Console after the first start. 

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Development from last few weeks

This section sums up the technical development from Pilotfish from the last few weeks.


Updated login support for mobile apps

Our portfolio of mobile apps (Fault Report, Driver Clearance and Messages) now has support for our new login flow. The same login address and credentials will be used on all platforms.


Bugfix in how we handle VINs sent to backoffice

There was a bug in how we handled VIN in the backoffice when Vehicle Gateways was moved between vehicles. With this fix we ensure that the gateway is correctly mapped to the vehicle.


Conform to ITxPT v2 on GPS location output format

The ITxPT service for GNSS location, running on the Vehicle Gateway, was updated to output XML conforming to ITxPT v2. Previous ITxPT version was v1.

Limit FTP access from Gateway

FTP access from Gateways has been limited to only allow certain FTP commands, e.g. delete is no longer permitted from the GW.


Manual entry of line and journey number in Driver Console

The view for selecting line and journey has got a second page, where the user manually can enter a line number and a journey number.

This is important for traffic operators who do not use the “block” concept, and in situations where a vehicle should make a journey which is not associated to block.

The screen has a control at the bottom with which the user can switch between the journey list page and the manual fields-based page.


Verify IDHA integration for tachograph uploads

Verification of integration towards third party tachograph service IDHA.

Vehicle REST API updated

The response from the Vehicle REST API can now include AlarmValues, compared to earlier when only Alarm state was available. When listing Vehicles through the API the company that the vehicle is assigned to is also included in the response.


Driver Console config support for Android 7.1

We updated our Driver Console configuration tool to support Android 7.1 on our Android screens.

Highlighted Feature


In this segment, we in every newsletter highlight a feature worth special recognition.


Remote Tachograph Download

The purpose of the tachograph download is to save the manual work of collecting the tachograph data and the information stored on the driver cards. The automatic download improves quality and reduces complexity, especially in a large-scale fleet. Read more on the pilotfish website or on the Busforce blog.

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