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.
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.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced the winner of a competition to improve bus journeys for people with sight and hearing impairments.
A Scottish company has unveiled the first sample of a biofuel made from Scotch whisky by-products.
Manchester city centre’s free Metroshuttle buses have been fitted with free WiFi.
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.
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.
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
Mobile Onboard has announced a new low cost ‘talking bus’ technology.