Ideagen’s software helps RATP Dev USA ‘reduce vehicle accidents by 19%’

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The safety stats were unveiled at the global transportation leader’s recent Safety Summit in Texas

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“We are absolutely delighted that our Coruson software has played a part in helping to reduce vehicle accidents across eight RATP Dev USA subsidiaries...”
— Gordon McKeown, Head of Product, Ideagen

NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, November 26, 2018 / -- Ideagen, the UK-based, global software firm, today (MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th) announced it has helped a major transportation company reduce vehicle accidents by 19%.

RATP Dev USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Group which operates and maintains urban intercity transportation systems in 14 countries, launched its ‘drive2zero™’ Safety Management System (SMS) last year and adopted Ideagen’s software.

Coruson, Ideagen’s cloud-based system for enterprise safety, quality, reporting and incident management, is used by RATP Dev USA to directly manage safety, risk and operational performance across all bus, paratransit and rail services.

Mike Anderson, VP of Safety and Security for RATP Dev USA, said: “We started implementing SMS in our subsidiaries back in December 2017 and, to date, we’ve implemented SMS in eight out of around 35 - so we still have a lot of work to do.

“But our initial results are very promising – we’ve seen an overall reduction year-to-date of 19% in vehicle accidents alone.”

As part of the same framework, SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based safety and transportation intelligence, provide RATP Dev USA’s fleets, drivers and management with driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives.

“drive2zero is our internally developed safety solution,” explains Patrick Manley, Director of Safety for RATP Dev USA. “We worked and partnered with Ideagen and SmartDrive to help develop some of the electronic components of the drive2zero SMS.

“Where in the past we have seen companies report positive results in 9 to 12 months, we’re now seeing results in 6 to 7 months. That’s due to an increase in hazard reports as we now have people telling us where risk is in our organisation and a comprehensive way of managing that risk.”

RATP Dev USA transports more than 78 million passengers across the United States through various transportation services such as bus, urban or intercity rail lines (streetcar), and shuttle services.

The drive2zero framework has four components – Safety Policy, Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion. Its aim is to continuously improve transit operations and support RATP Dev USA’s commitment to an unparalleled safety record for customers and employees.

Gordon McKeown, Head of Product at Ideagen, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the team at RATP Dev USA.
“We are absolutely delighted that our Coruson software has played such a crucial part in helping to reduce vehicle accidents across eight RATP Dev USA subsidiaries and we are confident of seeing even more success across the wider network as the project progresses.”

Meanwhile across the US, the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule requires operators of public transportation systems to develop safety plans that include processes and procedures necessary for implementing safety management systems. The PTASP rule takes effect from July 2019 and by the following year operators must certify they have a safety plan in place that meets the requirements of the rule.

Mike added: “Any of our subsidiaries or locations that adopt drive2zero will now automatically meet the requirements of the PTASP rule that will be due in July 2020.”

Ideagen: Joe O’Brien, PR and Media Relations, Ideagen. e: t:+44 (0) 1629 699100 m: +44 (0) 7916 131501
Alessandra Gonzales
Carve Communications for RATP Dev USA
Phone: 786-337-3026

About Ideagen
Ideagen is a UK-headquartered, global technology company quoted on the London Stock Exchange AIM market (Ticker: IDEA.L).

The Group provides software and services to organisations operating within highly regulated industries such as aviation, banking and finance and life science, healthcare and manufacturing with its main operational premises spread throughout the UK, EU, US, Middle East and SE Asia.
With an excellent portfolio of software products including Q-Pulse, Coruson, Pentana Audit, Pentana Performance and PleaseReview, Ideagen helps its clients reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk.
Currently, more than 3,700 organisations use Ideagen's products including seven of the top 10 UK accounting firms, all of the top aerospace and defence companies and 75% of the world's leading pharmaceutical firms.
Ideagen's diverse and varied customer base includes many well-known, global brands such as British Airways, Aggreko, BAE, Ryanair, US Navy, KLM, BBVA, Bank of New York, Commerzbank, Meggitt, Heineken, Johnson Matthey, Haeco Group and European Central Bank. As well as this, Ideagen counts 180 hospitals across the UK and US amongst its client base.
Ideagen directly employs more than 420 members of staff and touches every continent globally.
Coruson is Ideagen’s flagship cloud-based software system for enterprise safety, quality, reporting and incident management. It is currently used by some of the largest and recognisable transport organisations in the world including the International Airlines Group – the umbrella organisation for British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus – Haeco Group, Ryanair, ADAC and HNZ Global.

About RATP Dev

Founded in 2002, RATP Dev operates and maintains urban transportation systems in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, and the United States of America). With more than 1.5 billion passengers traveling on its networks every year, RATP Dev demonstrates every day its extensive and renowned expertise in a wide range of mobility services, ranging from rail, regional express rail, tramway, to bus, cable car and sightseeing activities. RATP Dev leverages in France, outside of Paris, and across international markets the technical expertise and experience of RATP Group, the leader in driverless and tramway operations and operator of the Paris network, one of the largest public transportation networks in the in the world. In North America RATP Dev employs over 6,000 team members transporting more than 78 million passengers in 14 states and operates a wide range of services.
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