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Wrightbus leads electric charging research consortium

A UK consortium led by Wrightbus and including Magtec, Chargemaster and Cambridge University is to research the development of a common platform to power ultra-low emission buses.

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BYD electric decker in London this year

Transport for London (TfL) Managing Director, Surface Transport Leon Daniels hopes to see a BYD (Build Your Dreams) electric double-decker in the capital this year. Chinese manufacturer BYD has already built a 12-metre, tri-axle electric ’decker, the K10 which was believed to have been targeted at Kowloon Motor Bus in Hong Kong. Talking about the New Routemaster built by Wrightbus, Leon says in The Londoner there’s a concept design for an all-electric version of it.

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Winner of bus audio-visual student competition announced

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced the winner of a competition to improve bus journeys for people with sight and hearing impairments.

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Whisky is a new biofuel

A Scottish company has unveiled the first sample of a biofuel made from Scotch whisky by-products.

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WiFi rolled out on Manchester Metroshuttle

Manchester city centre’s free Metroshuttle buses have been fitted with free WiFi.

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TfL to trial Intelligent Speed Application

Transport for London (TfL) intends to carry out a trial to fit ISA (Intelligent Speed Application) technology on over 30 buses on different London bus routes – according to a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Icomera 4G WiFi for Cardiff Bus and Easy Way Travel

The City of Cardiff Council has been working with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to deliver significant changes in Cardiff’s Digital Infrastructure. Digital access has been improved for businesses, the public, visitors and now commuters, as part of the Super Connected Cardiff Programme.

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Bristol to trial geo-fence hybrids

Bristol is to pilot new hybrid buses thanks to a £1m grant from the Government to coincide with the city’s year as European Green Capital. Read More »

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Mobile Onboard announces ‘talking bus’ tech

The system combines with Beam WiFi to provide next-stop announcements through mobile devices, without using any of the passenger’s data

The system combines with Beam WiFi to provide next-stop announcements through mobile devices, without using any of the passenger’s data

Mobile Onboard has announced a new low cost ‘talking bus’ technology.

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Mobile Onboard launches Beam bw130 WiFi box

The Beam bw130 is designed as a middle-of-the-range product

The Beam bw130 is designed as a middle-of-the-range product

Mobile Onboard has launched the Beam bw130, which follows the recently announced Beam Mini.

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