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18 Jul 2016

AUTOMATIC DRIVING FUTURISTIC MERCEDES-BENZ BUS OF TOMORROW

AUTOMATIC DRIVING FUTURISTIC MERCEDES-BENZ BUS OF TOMORROW It is a demo of its Future Bus with CityPilot, combining connectivity, camera and radar systems and is described by Mercedes as "a milestone on the way to the autonomous city bus." The Future Bus itself is based on the firm's 12-m (39-ft) long Citaro bus model and is powered by a 220-kW (299-hp) Mercedes-Benz OM 936 in-line six-cylinder engine. The CityPilot component is a technology platform that is layered on to the vehicle, affording it automated lane-keeping, longitudinal guidance, acceleration and braking functionalities. It builds upon the technology used by Mercedes' autonomous Actros truck.



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16 Jul 2016

BYD AND ADL TO EXPAND EV BUS RANGE WITH 10.8M MODEL

BYD AND ADL TO EXPAND EV BUS RANGE WITH 10.8M MODEL This shorter model, which meets the requirements of many UK operators both provincial and those serving London, will be able to carry up to 79 passengers, 27 seated. Kerb weight is 12.6 tonnes. Range under typical operating conditions (to UITP SORT 2 test conditions - drivers air conditioning on) is 179 miles with a recharge time of just 3.5 hours. Other battery power outputs and performance parameters will be available.



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14 Jul 2016

HELSINKI WANTS ELIMINATE NEED FOR PRIVATE CAR BY 2025

HELSINKI WANTS ELIMINATE NEED FOR PRIVATE CAR BY 2025 The goal of eliminating the need for private car ownership within ten years may seem ambitious, it’s a laudable initiative, considering the benefits that could come to both the city and its citizens alike if it were to come to fruition. However, there are some major hurdles to cross before Helsinki could go virtually car-less in the future, but considering that the target is creating a viable transportation architecture with the tools already at hand, perhaps those hurdles are much lower than expected.



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