THE VOV STANDARD LINIENBUS: CREATION OF THE CONCEPT, CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES, PROBLEM AREAS, TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS

The purpose of this report is to design a city transit bus which combines the greatest possible adaptability to people with improved environmental aspects in regard to pollution and noise. Various meetings which led to the standard bus concept formulation are discussed. The first major physical characteristic discussed is the vehicle's dimensions and design, including factors such as body structure, floor shape, engine, wheel and tires, and outside and inside dimensions. Drawings are included as examples of each alternative considered. A shorter version of the standard bus is examined as a vehicle variant. Components and vehicle equipment discussed include glazing, doors for entrances and exits, vehicle service flaps, the driving compartment, seating arrangement and seats, handrails, signs and markings, heating and ventilation, and body accessories. Power supply, current consumer and wiring are all discussed in the section on electrical equipment. The braking and pneumatic system is diagrammed and outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Gesellschaft fuer Verkenrsberatung und Verfahrenstechniken mbH, 2 Hamburg 1 (Germany).
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Center

    945 Union Trust Building
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15219
  • Authors:
    • Schultz, OWO
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1974 12:00AM