BeSystO - Bewertungsverfahren für Systeminnovationen im ÖPNV

Basic Information



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Depends on the scale of the project and its system configurations and on the number of lines to be analysed.

Application time

Minimum time needed is two months; estimated time depends on the scale of the project.

Assistance data

Operational / economic data such as timetables and vehicle schedules, logging real time and route data with a VCDB developed software and hardware module called "DANAË mobile".

Tool type

Method / Approach Software

Application area

  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Appraisal and assessment
  • Financing, procurement, legal aspects, measure implementation
  • Evaluation and monitoring

Target Audience

  • Rural areas
  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions


In the course of introducing electric vehicle systems into public transport fleets, current scientific findings and initial practical experience go hand in hand. Today, transport companies, which strategically decide to introduce electric buses, are no longer confronted with the problem of whether such a system is technically feasible, but are faced with very practical problems regarding implementation concepts, financing and profitability.

To meet this challenge VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Berlin GmbH has developed the software based tool BeSystO, which is an acronym for "Bewertungsverfahren für Systeminnovationen im ÖPNV" (Evaluation Procedure for System Innovations in Local Public Transport).

It evaluates the operational, technological, economic, and ecological aspects of electric vehicle systems as a selection and decision-making basis, which is characterised by a strong practical orientation from the operator’s point of view. Transport companies are prepared for business challenges with expert advice in combination with this instrument.

The decision model can provide both a selection of suitable lines as well as the definition of a particular system configuration (vehicle, traction system, traction energy storage, charging technology and regime) based on different criteria and conditions.

Once the electric system is in operation, an additional software tool called BeSystO Online forecasts the state-of-charge of electric busses. BeSystO Online evaluates both real time and historical data to predict the state of charge for the whole block of a bus.

Good Example

To reduce traffic-related emissions the state Saxony-Anhalt in Germany initiated a feasibility study wherein the operation of electric busses was analysed. For eleven transport companies all parameters that allow such an operation have been determined. Based on these results, a concept for the implementation to introduce e-bus systems in Saxony-Anhalt was elaborated. VCDB conducted an analysis of the route, examined economic and ecological aspects and made technical recommendations for a suitable system configuration.

Thematic areas

Collective passenger transport & shared mobility
  • Car sharing

Clean & energy-efficient vehicles
  • Electric vehicles
  • Cleaner fleets

Integrated & inclusive planning
  • Spatial planning / land-use planning
  • Multimodal hubs
  • Cooperation of policy fields and institutional stakeholders
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - SUMP


VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Berlin GmbH

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