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VOLKSWAGEN RETURNS TO Bogotá’S TRANSMILENIO WITH THE FIRST VOLKSBUS EURO VI

Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín / Porsche Colombia

THE SYSTEM NOW HAS 239 BUSES

Gran Américas Usme, concessionaire of the zonal component of the Transmilenio system, strengthens its fleet and becomes the first operator of mass transportation systems in Colombia to include Volkswagen Euro VI buses in its fleet. There are 28 new Volksbus 11,180 buses with the capacity to transport up to 50 passengers, with high-efficiency, low-consumption and emission diesel engines that meet the Euro VI emissions standard.

With the incorporation of these 28 new buses, Gran Américas Usme completes a fleet of 239 latest model vehicles, adding to the 211 standards it received in January 2021. The buses that are added will be key to serving routes in areas of slopes and narrow streets.

The big news is naturally the return of Volkswagen, which since 2006 has not been present in the Transmilenio system. At that time the Volksbus 17,190 and 17,230 bodied in Pereira with the legendary Busscar Urbanuss Pluss, were serving routes in the feeder service both in the North Portal and in Portal Suba, even in service until March 2021.

Another noteworthy fact is the MAN 4.8-liter displacement 4-cylinder diesel engine that complies with the Euro VI standard, delivers 180HP at 2,400 revolutions and 600Nm of torque between 1,100 and 1,850 revolutions. The transmission is a 6-speed manual provided by Eaton, ZF clutch and DANA axles, while the air brakes provided by Knorr-Bremse feature ABS + EBD.

The buses were bodied in Pereira by Busscar de Colombia, with its Optimuss model for midibus, which reinforces its alliance with Gran Américas Usme, whose 211 standards powered by natural gas also use the famous Urbanuss Pluss model. They can transport 22 seated and 28 standing passengers, with handrails and bells within reach of all occupants, an elevator for people with reduced mobility, space for wheelchairs and a preferred chair for those who need live help.

To provide comfort and help a positive travel experience through the local routes, Busscar counted on MET Group specialists who equipped the bus with technology and connectivity systems: USB ports for recharging electronic devices, Wi-Fi internet, router LED indicator to inform points of the route and cameras arranged throughout the interior.

Also, to give passengers peace of mind, the buses have recording of both the driver’s maneuvers and what happens in the passenger area and as a safety addition, the fatigue detector that alerts fleet managers about the condition who operates the vehicle.

With the entry of this fleet in the town of Usme, a total of 1,633 new buses have been linked through TransMilenio concessionaires as part of the renovation of the zonal component of the System, including the first 483 of 1,485 electric buses hired by Transmilenio. These first 28 Volkswagen Euro VI Volkbus 11,180 buses should be joined by another 139 with the same mechanical specification to continue supporting the renewal of both the zone and trunk buses of the system.

ARGENTINA’S EXPRESO TV WILL COMMERCIALIZE BUSWORLD LATIN AMERICA 2022

Colombiabus newsromm– William Marroquín / Busworld International

THE APPOINTMENT WILL BE IN BUENOS AIRES FROM SEPTEMBER 21 TO 23, 2022

The Latin American bus industry is waiting to meet again to accompany the economic recovery, and Busworld Latin America is preparing for its next stop, with a defined place: Argentina. It is the only B2B exhibition for the Latin American land passenger trucking industry. Those who walk its corridors will experience a true celebration. It will be an ideal occasion to get in touch with colleagues and discuss the latest news and trends with visitors from across the continent.

“We believe that Argentina is the perfect location for a Busworld event and, by joining forces with Messe Frankfurt Argentina, we are ready to make it a great success. We invite all who are interested in the bus industry to join us in September 2022 to learn, know and do business, said the CEO of Busworld International BV, Vincent Dewaele.

For his part, the President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt Argentina, Fernando Gorbarán, commented: “We are very happy with the arrival of Busworld Latin America to Argentina. The Messe Frankfurt subsidiaries from Russia and India have also organized Busworld, and we are excited to be able to join and be part of the most important event for the bus industry in the region. It is a sector that, in addition to employing thousands of people, symbolizes the meeting, allowing us to shorten distances after such a complex year. «

Bus operators (private, public, urban, charter and highway), bodywork manufacturers, suppliers of components and parts, accessories and software can participate in the exhibition. In addition, engineers, research and development personnel, trade union organizations of the automotive industry and transport operators, educational institutions, academics, civil servants, mobility experts and road safety experts, in addition to bus fans and all the linked to the industry.

Busworld Latin America will be marketed by i2 Productora SRL and its brand El Expreso TV, with an experience of more than 500 programs for radio, television and print publication related to transportation in Argentina. Daniel Orciani, its Director, with more than 30 years of experience in the production of information in the sector, in addition to being a consultant and union manager, is aware of the responsibility and implications that the organization of a long-awaited event in the region entails.

«The exhibition is a highly anticipated event throughout Latin America as it will show the development and importance of passenger transport in the region in general and in Argentina in particular,» says Orciani.

Exhibitors can now register and register, to reserve their place and accompany the great reunion of the bus industry. For this, they are invited to contact: comercial@busworldlatinamerica.com.ar

Busworld Latin America will be held from September 21 to 23, 2022 at the La Rural Fairgrounds, in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

MARCOPOLO CONTINUES TO INNOVATE AND LAUNCH THE EXPECTED GENERATION 8

Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín

THE CURRENT GENERATION 7 WILL CONTINUE IN PRODUCTION

The replacement for Marcopolo’s Generation 7, the best-selling road bus in the entire Western Hemisphere and present in more than 80 countries, has been the subject of speculation since 2018. It is not easy to find a replacement for a model that has been so successful in sales and that also has created a school with its design oriented to aerodynamic fluidity, faired surfaces and interior comfort. A bus that from day one was a winning proposal, conquering transporters, passengers, drivers and fans.

Well, the work of nearly five years researching, developing new solutions, gathering the experiences of transporters in the road and freight (rental) segment and preparing to receive a transport reactivation, has culminated with the worldwide launch of Generation 8 or simply «G8»from Marcopolo, the Brazilian bus giant.

«For more than 70 years, innovation has been in our DNA, and today we open an important chapter in a company that does not stop growing, being a world reference in the manufacture of bus bodies offering comfort and technology for passengers, as well as profitability to As customers, we are prepared for the future, which will be on board a Marcopolo », says James Bellini, CEO of Marcopolo.

This new launch will mark the history of Marcopolo and another leap for road passenger transport. Its front is exclusive for this Generation 8, with a larger surface of the panoramic that is integral design and its nibs do not interfere with the driver’s vision when they are not turned on. The silhouette of the G8 allows better aerodynamic penetration compared to that offered by the G7, which was already very good, reducing drag and helping to improve fuel consumption.

It is also accompanied by a new generation LED optical units, with a specific design and longer range to improve visibility, especially at night, the main headlights have a wedge shape. The rear was oriented to find the appropriate proportions in the forms, to maintain that family resemblance, although the play of lights occupies a greater surface.

When approaching it, an illuminated staircase on each step and a handrail covered with antibacterial material, facilitate access to both the cockpit and the passenger lounge. In the driving position you have to stop, as it is one of the areas that received the most improvements, highlighting the new control panel, where a touch screen stands out that integrates the functions that were previously in the multiplex panels and is complemented by buttons, which allows the operator to operate the controls in two ways, improving precision.

Another interesting detail is the larger glazed surface on the access doors, which helps to identify objects and especially reduce blind spots, facilitating safer maneuvers for the peace of mind of drivers.

A more enveloping chair, with a wider backrest and built in a single piece since the headrest is integrated, seeks to reduce the fatigue of the professional who directs the vehicle. The passenger seats, which were one of the most appreciated components of Generation 7, were revised with new tones, foams and materials combining dark colors and stitching that give it a more modern air, also to recline is softer.

«The proposal of the driver’s cabin sought to provide a better user experience, we increased the field of vision to provide greater safety and peace of mind on trips, the instrument panel is completely new, with fluid shapes and incorporating new technology, with a new operating concept including colors and shapes that allow a quick understanding of the controls »highlights Alexandre Garcia, UX Interior Designer at Marcopolo.

On the other hand, the outputs for the USB ports and the headphone inputs were relocated, now remaining in the seat bags, preventing them from being dispersed, the luggage racks debut fully LED lighting sets, they grow in space to house objects, in addition to an attractive style proposal for the light and air conditioning diffusers, the reading lights come on automatically. The toilet combines black and white tones to improve identification, in addition to offering more space with a wider door, aimed at ease of use.

Marcopolo challenged himself to build an even better vehicle, also in terms of safety: higher-strength steel was used in the construction of the structure, the section of the side columns was increased by 25%, new production methods and more demanding tests of collision and rollover, first digitally simulated and later taken to the real test with prototypes, achieving a high preservation of the cabin and therefore, fewer chances of injuries and fatalities.

For Generation 8, work was done on creating a passive safety system to protect drivers and walkers, frontal impact tests were simulated with rescue interventions by fire brigades. The tests showed that the new passive protection kit saves up to 30 minutes in the tasks to free the driver, extract him from the bus and transfer him to an assistance center.

The vehicle offers cameras instead of the classic exterior mirrors, to be able to capture all angles, avoid blind spots, have vision in any weather or light conditions and anticipate maneuvers, even with infrared technology to see at night. For markets such as Colombia, this option will be offered, which the transporter should consider as standard equipment.

Marcopolo spoke with numerous Brazilian transporters, who joined the contributions of many clients in Latin America, helping to build the new model, of which some features had been seen in February 2021. A reality that will soon be on the roads Rodoviarias de Brazil, with the Aguiabranca Group as the first client, which will operate it between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, from September 2021.

In any case, to facilitate the transition and allow greater choice for customers, Marcopolo will keep Generation 7 on the market, which will be seen in other markets gradually, starting in 2022.

A bus with many details of design, safety and comfort expected by transporters and lovers of the brand that will also lead passengers to an enhanced travel experience. It is also close to European creations, a market where Marcopolo will surely want to reach, because in the other continents the Brazilian giant is present, Generation 8 will continue to strengthen the brand’s position as a benchmark in the bus industry.

MERCEDES-BENZ DO BRAZIL COMES 65 YEARS LEADING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSES

Colombiabus newsroom – Mercedes-Benz Do Brazil

MORE THAN 500,000 BUSES SOLD

About 65 years have passed, since a rear-end front-engine chassis (tromp on type) went out of production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in São Bernardo do Campo (State of São Paulo). Since then, the brand has focused on offering transportation solutions that run on streets, avenues and highways in Brazil and Latin America, with the most complete line, from minibuses to large buses.

Its outstanding pioneering position led the brand to become a leader in the sale of buses in the national market, with an emphasis also on exports to Latin American countries and other continents. Currently, it is the largest manufacturer in the sector in Brazil, being Daimler’s World Competence Center for the development of Mercedes-Benz bus chassis. Chassis are also sent from the plant to markets such as Africa and Asia.

The brand offers customers the most complete line of buses in the Brazilian market, consisting of LO and OF models with front engine, OH family and O 500 with rear engine. They are micro, conventional buses, standard, super standard, articulated and super articulated, which translate into solutions for all the demands of urban public transport. While for the road, models of short, medium and long distances are available for both the road and rental segments, with more than 500,000 units sold throughout the history of the plant.

Reference in active safety

New technologies advance and the brand has increasingly become a market reference in active safety for road buses. For 2018, the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system was introduced, available on the O500 series buses (RS, RSD and RSDD). Using sensors at the front, the adaptive autopilot helps the driver keep the bus at a safe distance from the vehicle in front. In an extreme emergency situation, if the driver does not react, the system acts, automatically braking the vehicle to avoid the impact.

O 500 road buses equipped with the Active Safety Package also include AEBS (Automatic Emergency Braking System), LDWS (Lane Warning System), TPMS (Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System), hill start, retarder, auxiliary engine brake, suspension with anti-tip system, ABS, traction control, EBS (electronic brake system), electronically controlled air suspension, ESP (electronic stability control), steering rear axle (for versions 6X2 and 8X2) that focuses on greater stability, disc brakes and power mode, a feature that offers more safety when overtaking.

Sustainable solutions

Also focused on offering solutions for bus users, Mercedes-Benz has a team specialized in massive urban public transport systems, such as BRT, lanes and dedicated lanes. The Company thus has extensive knowledge to propose and discuss solutions to the demands of bus mobility, working together with different areas of society.

As a Daimler Group company, Mercedes-Benz do Brazil has all the knowledge to work with electromobility in Latin America and is prepared to provide an appropriate solution to the reality of each country. This will happen at the right time, considering the technological, economic and commercial viability, the partnership with the bodybuilders and the support in terms of infrastructure for all customers.

VOLVO BUSES AND IRIZAR DELIVERED 50 ROAD UNITS IN MEXICO

Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín

THE BUSES BELONG TO CONSORCIO LAGUNA VERDE

The Laguna Verde de México Consortium, formed by the operator Omnibus de Alba, ETS and Scanda have received their first 20 buses, within a commitment that involves acquiring another 30 units for short and medium distance road transport, also oriented to tourist services and excursions.

The twenty units of the first delivery correspond to the Volvo B8R chassis, manufactured at the company’s facilities in Tultitlán, bodied with the Irizar i5 model, the most sold by the Spanish manufacturer in Mexico, built at the group’s plant located in Querétaro.

The buses are powered by the 7.7-liter D8 engine that reaches 330HP of power, delivers a constant 1,200Nm between 1,200 and 1,600 revolutions per minute, with all Volvo safety equipment, including hill start assistance, control dual retarder, ABS, traction control, all-wheel disc brakes and EBS system.

The order also includes some Volvo B11R units that will be included in the next deliveries, with 410HP of power offered by the D11C engine. These vehicles will be bodied with the Irizar i6 model, with a higher capacity.

The Irizar i5 model was presented in 2009 in Mexico and is an old acquaintance of Omnibus de Alba, which has included it for its charter services and tourist transport in the state of Mexico for tours from the country’s capital, in Mérida for tours of Yucatán and in the tourist area of ​​Cancun. This medium-size bus, can reach up to 13 meters and offer up to 51 seats, was the best-selling model of the Spanish manufacturer during 2020 and is shaping up to have the same result in 2021.

METROPOL GROUP RECEIVES 52 SCANIA BUSES WITH MARCOPOLO BODYWORK IN ARGENTINA

Colombiabus newsroom– William Marroquín

SCANIA RETURNS TO THE ARGENTINE URBAN SEGMENT

The Metropol Group, one of the main public transport operators in Argentina, received 52 new Scania K250 buses, which began their work on urban routes in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. The new units are added to an order received in 2020 for 25 Scania K310 vehicles, which the company assigned to serve short and medium-distance interurban routes.

The new buses are part of an investment of close to 35 million dollars that the Metropol Group announced. With it, they hope to renew about 250 urban buses. The vehicles have been bodied with the Marcopolo Torino model, at the facilities of Metalsur, one of the most important Argentine constructors, now controlled by the Brazilian giant.

The buses have DC09 109 diesel engines with 9 liters of displacement and 250HP of power, complying with the Euro 5 emission standard, powered by high pressure injection-pump technology. They deliver 1,150Nm of torque between 1,000 and 1,300 revolutions per minute, have automatic transmission, retarder and disc brakes on all wheels. Additionally, they will be supported by the entire Scania Connected Services structure for proper fleet management, to optimize driving habits, analyze operation, reduce unforeseen stops and improve repair times, as well as maintenance contracts to guarantee the highest availability of the fleet.

The Torinos feature a low entry for best accessibility, locally made padded Grammer seats, Climabuss air conditioning and the capacity to carry up to 80 passengers. «Scania supplied us for medium-distance services to La Plata and Zárate with units equipped with the best technology that exists in terms of active safety and self-braking, in addition to making the driver comfortable and with low consumption» Eduardo Zbikoski, President of the Metropol Group.

The Metropol Group operates about 1,700 buses, travels 112 million kilometers a year and before the pandemic, it handled 1 million passengers a day. It also has Toyota dealerships, with more than 13,000 units sold, and an agro-industrial business unit dedicated to the production and export of nuts.

THE FIRST URBAN ELECTRIC BUS ROUTE IN MEXICO BEGINS OPERATION

 Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín

GUADALAJARA ADVANTAGE IN ELECTRIFICATION IN MEXICO

For a few weeks, the Mexican state of Jalisco has been announcing what will be the beginning of a revolution in urban transport in Guadalajara, as the capital of the state and the connection with other neighboring cities such as Zapopan and Tonalá. A few days ago, the articulated Mercedes-Benz units began to arrive, built in Pereira by Busscar de Colombia for the Mi Macro Periférico system and since July 4, the first urban route operated 100% with electric buses, the route C98.

38 electric units manufactured in China by Sunwin, corresponding to the SWB6868BEV model, with 20 seats and a maximum capacity of 58 passengers in a length of 8.6 meters. The vehicles have a Siemens electric motor, Dana axles, air suspension and a weight of around 13,000Kg.

Route C98 in Guadalajara will cover the journey from the Periférico Norte station of Line 1 of Mi Tren, to the University Center of Tonalá (CuTonalá). They will be conducted by 43 women and 36 men, who for three weeks received training to become part of the personnel that will serve in these units and become familiar with the new technology. Additionally, they will have a collection system through the My Mobility card.

These buses also run in countries such as Pakistan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Colombia. They are units that generate five times less noise than other diesel or gas buses, are more comfortable, have air conditioning and have an integrated ultraviolet disinfection system, and are low-floor for great accessibility.

Mi Transporte Eléctrico is part of the Integrated Mobility Model in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area made up of lines 1, 2 and 3 of Mi Tren, the units of Mi Transporte, Mi Macro Calzada and soon Mi Macro Periférico, as well as the bicycle system public MiBici. This C98 route has a frequency of every 12 minutes, and the complete route from point to point takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Starting the first service at 5:00 and the last at 22:20

The current demand for the corridor is 12,500 passengers per day, but the system is capable of increasing the capacity to 15,000 people by connecting the route with the airport and even mobilizing 20,000 people. This is the first step to reach the goal by 2030 to renew 100% of public transport units with low-emission technology operating under new, more efficient user service schemes.

MARCOPOLO LAUNCHES ITS NEW VIAGGIO 800 FOR RENTAL SERVICES IN BRAZIL

Colombiabus newsroom – Marcopolo S.A.

UP TO 52 PASSENGERS CAN CARRY THE MODEL

With the changes caused by the pandemic in the transport sector, the continuous charter segment of passengers has strengthened during the last year to the detriment of sectors such as the highway that expect better times. The charter sector grew 80% compared to the previous period, helping Marcopolo, a leader in the Brazilian production of bus bodies, maintain vehicle production rates in the country.

In the first five months of this year, the company produced 688 vehicles for the sector, representing 62% of the market share. Given these figures, in order to maintain its leadership in the segment and add more value and innovation to vehicles, Marcopolo launches the Viaggio 800 bus. The model sets a new quality standard for the market, as it combines strength, comfort, design and reliability differentiation, in addition to ensuring the best cost-benefit ratio.

In the last 90 days, the company presented the product individually to each customer, having already sold more than 100 units. Of these, the first six units are already being delivered to the client Piccolotur / SP, one of the continuous and occasional charter companies with the longest tradition in Jundiaí and the region. It also operates in the Campinas region and part of Greater São Paulo, serving companies from various segments.

The new Viaggio 800 will be produced at the Caxias do Sul plant and was developed to meet the specific demands and characteristics of the Brazilian continuous charter segment and also of the foreign market. Among the differentials is the width of 2,600 mm, which provides more comfort and interior space for the passenger. Regarding the length, in the configurations of 48 to 52 seats, the total measurements are from 12,400 mm to 13,500 mm, respectively.

Naturally, it can complement the portfolio of large capacity vehicles, but designed for short journeys, or commuter transport thanks to the 800 mm height of the hold, designed for not very bulky luggage.

With a bold, modern design and light lines that embody Marcopolo’s DNA, the Viaggio 800 was developed for different front-engine chassis options, as well as ensuring quick and easy maintenance. The model has a front headlight assembly, with three round headlights and DRL, LED turn signals and fog lights (optional), to ensure greater light efficiency and driver safety.

The model has a new interior finish in the driver’s cabin, more modern and of high quality, and a new total separation wall, with a door in position that guarantees better access to the passenger room. The lighting is fully LED and, to ensure passenger comfort, two options are offered for the Executive model seats, with a new design and specially developed foam headrests to mold the biometric characteristics of the passengers.

MARCOPOLO NEW SENIOR 600 URBAN IN TRANSMILENIO

Colombiabus newsroom – Charlie Rodríguez/Joseba Mendoza

The renewal of public transport vehicles in the Colombian capital continues, and its citizens are experiencing the most important incorporation of vehicles in its history. It has been two years when bi-articulated, articulated, gas standards, electric buses and midibuses of various types have been incorporated into the ranks of the main passenger transport operators in Bogotá.

This time, the turn is for the zonal component, which receives 110 new units of the Marcopolo New Senior 600 urban model, mounted on the Mercedes-Benz Of917 chassis, capable of carrying up to 50 passengers inside between sitting and standing. New vehicles that will facilitate the movement of passengers in the most remote parts of the Colombian capital, thanks to their compact dimensions that allow them to turn with more solvency in the narrow streets of the city’s neighborhoods.

A TESTED AND PROVEN MODEL

The forward door midibuses became an industrial trend during the early 2010s. Although Marcopolo had in his portfolio the successful Senior model, suitable for the bodywork of front engine chassis, the formal configuration of the same, having an aerodynamic front glass, it did not quite fit the new trend of midibus configuration, with the access ahead of the front axle. In response, they presented the luxurious Audace model, a derivation of the Brazilian model of the same name, incorporating luxury finishes and the design philosophy of the 7th generation.

Despite the acceptance of this vehicle, especially in the tourist segment of the market, the war in this category of bodywork was given more by price and practicality, than by luxury. It was so Superpolo decided to launch a product never seen before (not even in Brazil), called New Senior, capable of serving the inter-municipal, school and urban markets, with more favorable production costs, lower overall height, lower weight and greater modularity in the production process .

The 600 version of the New Senior (the one with the lowest platform) is the protagonist of this installment, and has received a series of adjustments to make its operation simpler, more comfortable, safer and above all, profitable. So much so, that in order to optimize the weight of the vehicle, facilitate access control and guarantee the protection of drivers against pathogenic threats such as Coronavirus, and vandalism attacks, now the midibuses return to the configuration
original door between axles, leaving free the front space next to the driver.

Another interesting detail incorporated into the new units is the modularity of the side lining, with a view to reducing repair times due to minor collisions. In this way, the aluminum side sheet is sectioned into several parts, both in the central part and in the underside of the body. Thus, if a repair is necessary on the sides of the bus, only the affected part can be replaced quickly, without having to repair the entire side sheet. This results in less downtime for repairs and lower maintenance costs.

Another interesting detail on the exterior of the body are the asymmetric rear-view mirrors. In this way, the mirror on the right side is much further from the line of sight, than the one on the driver’s side, practically fixed to the access door. This allows a better visual, also reducing the cost of damage or repair of these accessories.

SIMPLE BUT SAFE

The Mercedes-Benz OF 917 platform is a new commitment by Daimler to offer more universal vehicles, thanks to the presence of Fuso as one of the group’s brands. It is a vehicle designed for the transport of passengers (there are no equivalents of this chassis with trucks of the brand), with a straight frame, mechanical suspension and a compact 4-cylinder in-line engine that delivers 170Hp at 2-500 revolutions per minute.

It is a simple mechanic, easy to coach, but also simple to operate, which is reflected in the driving area, where the instruments. Another interesting detail on the exterior of the body are the asymmetric rear-view mirrors. In this way, the mirror on the side is much further from the line of sight than the one on the driver’s side, practically fixed to the access door. This allows a better visual, also reducing the cost of damage or repair of these accessories. Thus, if an arrangement is necessary on the sides of the bus, only the part can be replaced quickly, affected, without having to repair the entire lateral lamina. This results in less downtime for repairs and lower cost of maintenance.

Thanks to the location of the engine, which is located at the front of the mobile, the rear area has been intervened to locate passengers with reduced mobility. The hydraulic lift for wheelchairs is installed there, which is incorporated into the exit ladder at the rear end of the bus, in addition to a space specially designed for the fixation of the disabled passenger. The exterior lighting is very well-defined in this model and is part of the active safety systems incorporated into the bus. The front area features easily replaceable round low and high lamps, as well as fog lights on the lower part of the front bumper. The low beams, upper delimiters, DRL light, as well as the taillights have LED technology.

A REVIEW FROM THE INSIDE

Although the regulations for body building are strict and give less and less room for creativity in the internal configuration of mass transport vehicles, it is the small details that they allow manufacturers to achieve differential points that tip the balance in their favor when it comes to choice by operators. In this case, the passenger lounge of the New Senior has been configured with 13 seats and space for 37 standing passengers, which have handles in metallic pipe with a non-slip finish along the aisle. Most of these handles are fixed to the bodywork thanks to an aluminum profile that runs through the saloon, avoiding drilling holes in the hood and roof trim.

Passengers with priority boarding have their blue seats duly differentiated, as well as the space for travelers with live help (guide dog), which have their special location. The renewal process is ongoing, and thanks to the operators who trust the national products, companies such as Superpolo continue to create jobs, both directly and for each of the suppliers that makes an effort to achieve safe and quality products.

AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS FROM EBERSPAECHER FOR ARTICULATED BUSSES IN São Paulo

Colombiabus newsroom – Eberspächer Group

More than 200 air-conditioning systems, type AC353 for new articulated busses in São Paulo

Since many years, Brazilian fleet operators and bus manufacturers rely on bus air-conditioning expertise of Eberspaecher: In São Paulo, the German thermal management expert has already equipped nearly 800 articulated buses with air-conditioning systems. Another 150 units were installed in the past 12 months and are already in operation in the city of São Paulo. More than 60 additional ones will follow in the mid of 2021.

The articulated city busses are equipped with the AC353 inline roof-mounted AC system product platform, which has a very high global reliable reputation. The system comes in various cooling capacity classes and impresses fleet operators and manufacturers through long lifetime and its service friendliness. Passengers enjoy the high comfort level and pleasant temperatures the AC353 product family provides during the usage of public transport buses. The AC353 air-conditioning systems can also be combined with Eberspaecher’s clean air solutions for efficient air filtration, air purification and air sterilization. 

Eberspaecher’s Bus & Coach Business Unit offers heating and cooling solutions for every kind of busses and coaches. No matter the requirements, bus and drive type – the German air conditioning specialist offers the optimum solution. Customers all over the world particularly appreciate the flexibility, reliability, and efficiency of air-conditioning systems from Eberspaecher.

The systems from Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems Bus & Coach for the South American market are manufactured in Sorocaba, Brazil. More than 20 employees produce bus AC systems in this plant. The worldwide Eberspaecher dealer network ensures optimum service throughout the life-cycle duration.