Published on 10.04.2014
The trial in Ankara is only the latest in a series of European trials of the BYD Electric Transit Bus. More than 25 major cities have evaluated the bus in revenue service. Results have been impressive across many different duty cycles showing that the bus is capable of up to 24-hour, route-service on a single battery charge (usually competed in 3-5 hours off-peak), unlike the competition that requires in route charging every couple of hours. When compared to conventional diesel or natural gas fueled buses, the BYD electric bus has demonstrated a dramatic reduction (from 80 – 90%) in operating and maintenance costs.
Published on 09.04.2014
A new bus concept by designer Tad Orlowski integrates large LCDs on the broad sides of public transport buses. The screens can display a variety of information, including paid advertising, bus information and TV coverage.
Published on 08.04.2014
According to an update by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), China was in 2013 the largest outbound tourism market for the second year in a row, after surpassing Germany in 2012. A recent report by the Tourist Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences finds that this amounted to 97 million Chinese tourists that traveled abroad for the year. The UNWTO states that Chinese tourists saw an increase in travel expenditure of 28 percent in the first three quarters of 2013.
Published on 07.04.2014
London buses will carry out a groundbreaking trial of optical and radar-based detection software this summer, helping to further reduce the number of collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists in London. The trials are part of Transport for London’s (TfL) draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, and will build on research previously carried out by TfL on detection equipment and will look to test the effectiveness of the technology for reducing collisions with cyclists and pedestrians.
Published on 06.04.2014
Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the 17 overarching strategies recommended by a new US National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.