MERCEDES-BENZ CAPACITY L FOR GOTHENBURG
The Swedish transport operator Transdev has ordered 23 units of the Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L. Delivery of the vehicles has already begun. All the 23 buses are to be in service on the streets of Gothenburg before the end of this year.
The extra-large Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L articulated has been approved for operations in local public transport in Gothenburg (Sweden) after extensive tests. The versatile and agile giant Mercedes-Benz buses measuring 21 meters in length have space for up to 191 passengers and are thus perfect for large cities with extremely busy bus services such as in the Gothenburg area. TÜV Rheinland has confirmed that the four-axle extra-large bus meets all the requirements set by the Swedish transport authority (Swedish: Transportstyrelsen) regarding lateral stability in an articulated bus.
During a series of tests over several days, the bus was put through various steering manoeuvrers in various loading states. The longest Mercedes-Benz bus has an articulation turntable controller (ATC) which adjusts damping in the articulation system. It gives the CapaCity L stable driving characteristics. Sweden insisted on this verification with regard to lateral stability within the framework of the ISO 14791:2000 standard.