TECHNO-BUSES * WORLDIWDE
* Connecticut - Rinspeed and Harman develop comprehensive mobilitiy concept
(Photo: The microMAX Harman Rinspeed 1)
Stamford,CT,USA -Busworld (Belgium) -23 Feb 2013: ... The ingenious commuter vehicle merges personal and public transportation in very clever fashion. In the Rinspeed “microMAX”, renowned manufacturer of top-class automotive multimedia and infotainment systems Harman for the first time introduces its vision of an “urbanSWARM” community concept based on the Harman Cloud platform... Potential riders only need to enter their destination; the “urbanSWARM” community uses Cloud technology and access to the collective information and experience of the entire swarm of vehicles to do the rest. Because the system has information about routes, destinations, traveling speeds and occupancy of all vehicles in the swarm, it calculates potential ride opportunities in real time and - if called for - even determines transfer options. This creates an extremely efficient, flexible and convenient transport system with maximum capacity – without wait times, without prior planning and without detours...
* UK - British coach operator Hodges fits solar panels
Sandhurst, Berkshire,UK -Busworld (Belgium) -8 March 2013: -- British company Hodges Coaches of Sandhurst, Berkshire, has fitted solar panels to one of its Berkhof Axials. Owner Mark Hodges explained they were fitted to solve the perennial problem of flat batteries caused by drivers walking away from the coach and leaving the isolator switch on... He also claimed it offsets the general electricity drain from the numerous items that require a constant battery feed, such as tachographs, doors and stereos. He is about to fit his second to another Berkhof Axial. Supplied by Cleversolar, the panels have been used on motorhomes and trucks, but to both the supplier’s or Mark Hodges’s knowledge have never been fitted to a coach before... It took two days to get the panels fitted...
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