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A European initiative for more efficient and attractive bus systems: the EBSF_2 project

Michele Tozzi ; Yannick Bousse ; MariAnne Karlsson (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Umberto Guida
Moving Forward: Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow's Mobility. Proceedings of the 6th Transport Research Arena, April 18-21 2016, Warsaw, Poland p. 1-9. (2016)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

In spite of genuine innovations in bus manufacturing over the recent years, user acceptance of bus transport has not changed radically. Moreover, the economic situation today calls for further research development to make bus systems more attractive for passengers and, at the same time, more efficient and economical to operate. The European Bus System of the Future 2 project, coordinated by UITP, combines the efforts of 42 partners to tackle this challenge. The project is committed to complete the development and test of a set of technological solutions to evaluate to which extent such innovations can contribute to improving the attractiveness and the efficiency of bus systems, mostly in terms of operational costs and energy consumption. Demonstrations (field trials) in 12 cities address the following key areas for innovations: energy strategy and auxiliaries, green driver assistance systems, IT standards introduction in existing fleet, vehicle design (capacity, accessibility, and modularity), intelligent garage and predictive maintenance, and interface between the bus and urban infrastructure. The paper presents the rationale of the project as well as its position and ambition with respect to state-of-the-art. It also describes the methodology developed to achieve the EBSF_2 mission and the scenarios and technological innovations addressed by the Gothenburg test site as an example of the approach implemented in all the demonstrations.

Nyckelord: bus system; attractiveness; efficiency; demonstrations; innovation

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