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19 Apr 2018

EUROPEAN DEBUT FOR SELFDRIVING BUS IN PARIS

EUROPEAN DEBUT FOR SELFDRIVING BUS IN PARIS Paris operator RATP has made a small start on automation, and a move towards buying only low- and zero-emission examples by 2025
Not only has RATP achieved a first for the continent with an Iveco that drives itself within depot confines, but it is pushing on with the bus2025 programme. That will see battery electric or biogas power all new purchases by 2025.

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30 Mar 2018

SELF-DRIVING BUS INTEGRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN OPERATIONS CONTROL SYSTEM

SELF-DRIVING BUS INTEGRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN OPERATIONS CONTROL SYSTEM The “Line 12” project related to the self-driving bus of the Swiss Transit Lab in Neuhausen am Rheinfall recently made another step towards regular scheduled operation of the self-driving bus: the vehicle seating 11 passengers started operating in the town centre of Neuhausen am Rheinfall – integrated in the operations control system of the public transport authority of Schaffhausen (Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen, VBSH). This means that with immediate effect, the public at large may also use the bus.

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10 Mar 2018

DAIMLER BUSES - A STRONG 2017 FOLLOWED BY A PR0MISING 2018

Daimler Buses sold 28,700 buses and bus chassis worldwide in 2017 (2016: 26,200). The Daimler bus division thus defended its absolute market leadership in its most important core markets: European Union including Switzerland and Norway, and further Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Revenue increased by 4 percent to 4.4 billion euros. The division’s EBIT of 243 million euros was at the high prior-year level (2016: 249 million euros

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