NAVYA 'LAST MILE' SELF-DRIVING MINIBUS TO THE HAGUE
As one of the first large Dutch cities The Hague will receive a self-driving minibus by mid-2019. In addition to public transport, visitors and patients of the cities Haga Hospital can travel for free the last few hundred meters from the public transport stop to the entrance of the hospital. The self-propelled electric minibus with the name 'Haga Shuttle' will be running for four years.Read article
The International Bus Conference at Busworld Europe 2019, an unmissable event
After the big success of the Conference in 2017 in Kortrijk, Busworld and UITP have joined forces once again to organise an unmissable bus event. At the International Bus Conference, participants will explore the major trends and developments in the bus sector from an international perspective. They will come away with fresh and innovative ideas, best practices, case studies and advice for implementation.
With a pass to attend the Conference, visitors of the Busworld exhibition can combine their visit of the biggest bus and coach exhibition in the world with getting an update about the latest developments in the bus industry. Passes go on sale from Spring 2019, the call for papers is open until 28 Febuary 2019.
TRANS JAVA TOLL ROAD WILL HAVE POSITIVE EFFECT ON BUS INDUSTRY
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Trans Java Toll Road which connects Jakarta to Surabaya. Indonesia is conducting massive infrastructure development on land, air and water routers. And the land route is the most dominant infrastructure development. Starting from the manufacture of LRT and MRT (Light and Metro Rail Transport) and electric buses in various cities in Indonesia to the construction of toll roads to reduce the congestion level.Read article
DIGITIZATION LEADS TO NEW TRENDS IN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
According to the UITP and industry expert Axis Communications implementation of CCTV in public transport has increased in recent years. As a result, the safety level in cities and more specifically for passengers and public transport companies has increased.Read article
DAIMLER BUYS 20 BILLION EUROS OF BATTERY CELLS
Daimler AG buys more than 20 billion euros worth of battery cells between now and 2030. By 2022 the manufacturer wants to offer no less than 130 electric variants via Mercedes-Benz Cars. That is without the electrical versions in the van, bus and truck segment. Daimler is investing ten billion euros in the expansion of the electric fleet of Mercedes-Benz Cars and another billion euros in a worldwide battery production network.Read article