Transit tech startup Asia Mobiliti Sdn Bhd has successfully completed the pilot deployment of Orion, an IoT device made for buses. The pilot was executed in collaboration with a Malaysian fleet operator KR Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd.
Orion was installed on the entire fleet of the LTCP (long-term car park) shuttle bus, consisting of six buses owned by KR Travel. The free shuttle service is provided at both the Kuala Lumpur International Airports, KLIA 1 & KLIA 2.
Asia Mobility said Orion is the first Malaysian-made device in the transportation and mobility industry to feature dual LTE and Sigfox connectivity in a single device. The high-bandwidth 4G LTE connectivity is enabled via an embedded SIM (eSIM), replacing the physical SIM card. This improves the manageability of devices on large transport fleets as the operators can easily provide wireless network connections without the need to replace physical SIM cards in their vehicles. Physical SIM cards also run the risk of being dislodged and damaged after prolonged usage.
This technological innovation is made possible with the partnership between Asia Mobiliti and its telecommunications network partners, Digi and Xperanti. Orion’s Sigfox module enables a low power wide area network (LPWAN) for asset tracking in non-powered states, including when vehicles are in workshops and service depots for long periods. Orion is able to report the vehicle’s location for periods beyond 12 months utilizing the battery-powered Sigfox module.
The pilot partner, KR Travel & Tours plans to continue its collaboration with Asia Mobiliti as its technology partner to drive new solutions and services. “Asia Mobiliti is a huge enabler of our digital transformation ambitions, and we look forward to launching new mobility services soon,” said KR Travel & Tours CEO Rajkumar Batumalai.