In order to improve public transport the Daimler-Benz company in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Transport and Technology has developed a bus-rail system, known as the O-Bahn. Other firms taking part are Bosch, Dornier, Man. Buses are tested which may be manually driven or may run on rails (duo-bus-system). The vehicle can always drive in the most favourable mode of application. It can be driven by batteries in urban areas without any exhaust gas emission or may be linked to an overhead electricity supply system. In the outer areas of cities it may be driven by a diesel generator unit.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH und Co KG

    Juliusstrasse 2, Postfach 19
    6200 Wiesbaden 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Seifert, E
  • Publication Date: 1979


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 248-249
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM