This short article comments on a research report recently issued by Daimler-Benz AG makers of Mercedes-Benz buses. The report suggests that the conventional bus will continue to remain the basic element of any public transport system - enjoying the advantage of combining flexibility with low investment costs. With the adoption of special guidance systems which enable it to follow a pre-arranged path, the bus could fulfil a new role using 'o-bahns' or busways. Automatic guidance would enable the bus to take up less road space than when manually steered. Thus it could fit into smaller tunnels than would otherwise be needed or could have its own separate track alongside existing roads. Such buses could continue to run normally as required and special tunnels and guideways could be progressively built and the costs spread over a period. The 3 forms of guidance which have been developed are briefly described; two are manual and one is fully automatic. /TRRL/

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    Travel and Transport Limited

    122 Newgate Street
    London EC1A 7AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-4


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 58
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM