NEW CITY BUS FOR BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

NY STADSBUSS FOER BAETTRE KOLLEKTIVTRAFIK

The aim has been to design a bus based on alternative solutions. In a fullscale model is presented how it is possible to make the improvements. Integrated body with air suspension on all wheels gives a floor level of 430 mm free of steps at exit and entrance. The total length of 9,50 M and a wheelbase of 5.05 M makes the bus light and easy handled. Rear entrance with a large platform allows quick embarkment; in connection with a ticket machine this will bring down the standing time at bus stops. In the research is found advantages in gas and trolley drive. Regenerative braking with flywheel or gas accumulation to store retardation energy brings down fuel costs. Hydrostatic drive on all wheels gives advantages such as low weight, retardation control and no bulky mechanical components under the floor. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish State College of Arts and Design

    POB 27 117, Valhallavagen 191
    102 52 Stockholm 27,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Nygren, G
    • Larsvall, J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM