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BUS2BUS NEWSROOM:
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Welcome to our BUS2BUS newsroom! This is where you'll finds the latest news along with exciting articles from the bus industry. From the popular BUS2Talk podcast to the "5 questions for ..." interview series and the many interesting guest reports, you can click through the informative and entertaining BUS2BUS formats and filter the content by topic or year.

photo of Prof. Dr. Haucap. BUS2Talk: ’Series 5 – Episode 3, The Social Value of Innovative Mobiliity

2024/07/02

BUS2TALK: THE SOCIAL VALUE OF INNOVATIVE MOBILITY WITH PROF. DR. HAUCAP

In episode three of the fifth series Totinia Hörner talks to Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap about competition, choices and brave decisions.

Net zero 

Smart Country 

Transport infrastructure 

Traffic planning 

Transportation companies 

Dr. Rolf Erfurt. ’BUS2Talk’: ’Series 5 – Episode 2, ’BERLIN’S ROADMAP FOR SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

2024/06/04

BUS2TALK: BERLIN’S ROADMAP FOR SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT WITH BVG

In episode two of the fifth series Totinia Hörner talks to Dr. Rolf Erfurt about endurance, flagship projects and evening bus rides around the BVG depot.

Skills shortage 

Autonomous driving 

Electromobility 

Transportation companies 

Artificial intelligence 

Digital Services 

A converted red MAN diesel bus of the DB Regio subsidiary Autokraft in action. The sign reads ’Now Electric’

2024/05/22

Converting ICE buses to battery-electric/hydrogen in the light of the BMDV funding freeze

Funding for buses with alternative drives ends in 2024. Despite ongoing projects no new programmes are planned. Der Rote Renner talks to experts about the economics of retrofits vs. new acquisitions.

Transportation companies 

Net zero 

Hydrogen technology 

Electromobility 

Retrofitting 

Funding 

The graphic shows a photo of Bilal Zafar. Next to the lettering 'BUS2Talk' you can read: 'Season 5 - Episode 1, 'MOBILITY & KI B

2024/05/07

BUS2TALK: MOBILITY & KI BELONG TOGETHER WITH BILAL ZAFAR

The first episode of the fifth season is all about AI. Bilal Zafar and Totinia Hörner talk about possibilities, fears and the courage to try out new things.

Artificial intelligence 

Digital Services 

Kempower at BUS2BUS

2024/04/26

Fully charged!

At BUS2BUS innovative charging concepts show how the path to net zero can succeed.

Net zero 

Charging infrastructure 

Transport infrastructure 

Traffic planning 

Smart City 

Image of Bilal Zafar

2024/04/26

The main thing is prompting: giving AI the right instructions

On Thursday at the Future Forum of BUS2BUS the focus was on AI and the opportunities and challenges for the mobility sector and society.

Artificial intelligence 

Shared mobility 

Smart City 

Digital Services 

Startup 

Ralf Droste wearing VR goggles in the presentation room

2024/04/26

Experience integrated mobility

DB Regio’s roadshow bus triggers emotions, suggests concrete solutions and offers a genuine experience of integrated mobility on rural public transport.

Net zero 

Transport infrastructure 

Shared mobility 

Funding 

Smart City 

Digital Services 

Startup 

Anna Filby and Max Beitler stand for exchange, networking and mutual empowerment

2024/04/25

Live networking on and around the Deep Dive Stage

On and around the Deep Dive Stage the Young Mobility Network, Women in Mobility and numerous startups invite participants to look at the wider picture.

Shared mobility 

Funding 

Smart City 

Digital Services 

Navigation 

Startup 

Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Volker Wissing at BUS2BUS 2024

2024/04/25

“BUS2BUS really is something very special“

Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Volker Wissing gained an overview of innovative technologies on his tour of the show

Transportation companies 

Electromobility 

Traffic planning 

Charging infrastructure 

Transport infrastructure 

Net zero 

Digital Services 

Magazine editor and driving instructor in a bus owned by Gullivers Verkehrsakademie.

2024/04/25

Driving a bus for ten minutes

Visitors to BUS2BUS can get behind the wheel of a bus on the outdoor display site in front of hub27. A free driving lesson lets visitors understand the bus driver’s perspective.

Bus operator 

Skills shortage 

Urban Planning 

Transportation companies 

Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap on the Future Forum Stage at BUS2BUS

2024/04/25

Suggestions for a mobile society

In his opening keynote speech Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap made concrete suggestions for decarbonising the transport sector and expanding public transport.

Transport infrastructure 

Traffic planning 

Transportation companies 

Digital Services 

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Net zero 

The Galaxy electric coach by JBM

2024/04/24

An innovation from India

At BUS2BUS JBM is presenting its first electric coach. The concept bus has many potential uses.

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Net zero 

bdo chief executive director Christiane Leonard at a BUS2BUS panel discussion

2024/04/24

Against bureaucracy and for fair competition

bdo chief executive director Christiane Leonard talks about the challenges of the ’Deutschlandticket’, alternative drives and a breakthrough at EU level for obtaining skilled workers.

Charging infrastructure 

Transport infrastructure 

Traffic planning 

Skills shortage 

Transportation companies 

Bus operator 

Net zero 

A man operates a bus simulator.

2024/04/24

10 tips for visiting BUS2BUS

This brief guide helps to keep you updated on all you need to know about BUS2BUS and enjoy being part of the transformation of the mobility sector.

Transportation companies 

Electromobility 

Bus operator 

Hydrogen technology 

Equipment & Design 

Net zero 

Skills shortage 

Startup 

Dr. Stefan Carsten, curator of the Future Forum, with Kerstin Kube-Erkens and Christiane Leonard on the Future Forum at BUs2bus

2024/04/24

The bus of the future

The wide-ranging programme of the Future Forum at BUS2BUS shows that more and more companies are embracing the future of the mobility sector and turning challenges into opportunities.

Bus operator 

Transportation companies 

Startup 

Electromobility 

Hydrogen technology 

Net zero 

Skills shortage 

Equipment & Design 

Presentation of the International busplaner Sustainability Award 2024 at BUS2BUS

2024/04/24

Presentation of the International busplaner Sustainability Award 2024 at BUS2BUS

BUS2BUS in Berlin honoured the winners in 11 categories and presented three special awards.

Electromobility 

Equipment & Design 

Charging infrastructure 

Transportation companies 

Bus operator 

Hydrogen technology 

Net zero 

Dial-a-ride employees in the call centre

2024/03/26

Digitalising public transport: customers benefit – efficiency improves

Digitalisation is fundamentally changing public transport. The article shows how innovative technologies can improve mobility and efficiency and benefit users.

Bus operator 

Passenger information 

On-demand mobility 

Transportation companies 

Artificial intelligence 

Smart Country 

Navigation 

Smart City 

Digital Services 

5 questions for Dr. Kerstin Wendt

2024/03/07

5 questions for Dr. Kerstin Wendt

Coinciding with International Womens’ Day, we talk to Dr. Kerstin Wendt about the Women in Mobility network, which is represented at BUS2BUS for the first time.

Transportation companies 

Electromobility 

Skills shortage 

Diversity 

Equality 

ROADSHOW BERLIN

2024/02/26

Roadshow in Berlin – The future has arrived

The Roadshow in Berlin has information on new ideas for the mobility transformation and the importance of BUS2BUS 2024 as an innovation and networking platform.

Transport infrastructure 

Bus operator 

Passenger information 

Digital Services 

Net zero 

Autonomous driving 

5 questions for Michael Schulte

2024/02/14

5 questions for Michael Schulte

We spoke with Michael Schulte, head of the Transport Competence Centre at GEFA BANK, about the investments required, funding approval, interim loans and the digital services offered by banks.

Funding 

Digital Services 

Charging infrastructure 

Net zero 

Electromobility 

Transportation companies 

Bus operator 

A pure-electric battery-powered bus made by Ebusco (Netherlands) on the tram network in Herne-Castrop-Rauxel (image: Christian M

2024/01/30

All-electric – is the diesel bus really history already?

Electric public transport buses, powered by batteries or fuel cells, are increasingly becoming the norm. Is this the end of the diesel bus?

Electromobility 

Net zero 

Hydrogen technology 

Transport infrastructure 

A street view shows two bus lanes and two bus stops, a car lane, bike lane and walkway.

2024/01/17

Attractive services, high passenger volumes: Premium bus lines are on the rise in Europe

Be it a ’Bus Rapid Transit’ or ’Bus à Haut Niveau de Service’, premium bus lines are capable of combining high passenger volumes with attractive services.

Equipment & Design 

Digital Services 

Passenger information 

Net zero 

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Urban Planning 

ROADSHOW TÜRKIYE

2024/01/09

ROADSHOW TÜRKIYE - REVOLUTIONIZING TÜRKIYE'S TRANSPORTATION: BEYOND THE HORIZON

At the roadshow in Türkiye, the potential of hydrogen-powered vehicles, more efficient transportation routes and autonomous driving were discussed.

Artificial intelligence 

Charging infrastructure 

Autonomous driving 

The graphic shows an image of Till Oberwörder. Next to the caption ’BUS2Talk’ it reads: ’Series 4 – Episode 10.

2023/12/14

BUS2TALK: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BUS IN OUR SOCIETY WITH DAIMLER BUSES

Till Oberwörder, CEO of Daimler Buses, talks about managing change, partnerships and other conditions vital for reaching emission targets.

Electromobility 

Net zero  

Five questions for Jürgen Schultheis

2023/12/05

Five questions for Jürgen Schultheis

Jürgen Schultheis, Senior Manager House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM), talks about the transport transition, greenwashing and ESG practices.

Transportation companies 

Electromobility 

Traffic planning 

Bus operator 

Benelux Roadshow

2023/11/24

Benelux Roadshow – We have to make the bus the most obvious choice

How can transport systems become more efficient and attractive? The Benelux Roadshow talks about gradual change, inclusion and the Netflix of Public Transport.

Artificial intelligence 

Autonomous driving 

Charging infrastructure 

Dr. Stefan Carsten, futurist and curator of the BUS2BUS Future Forum with two NIO employees in front of a NIO Power Swap Station

2023/11/21

Vehicle2Grid mobility

EVs are being used for home electricity storage and to stabilise the grid. At the same time this use of energy is giving rise to new business models.

Charging infrastructure 

Electromobility 

Urban Planning 

Egemen Akgül. Next to the caption ’BUS2Talk’ it reads: ’Series 4 – Episode 9, Shaping the Future with Karsan’.

2023/11/07

BUS2TALK: SHAPING THE FUTURE WITH KARSAN

Egemen Akgül of Karsan talks about the various conditions that must be met for a sustainable and eco-friendly transport revolution.

Hydrogen technology 

Funding 

Electromobility 

Transport infrastructure 

Pictured are two new Euro VI zero-kilometre buses.

2023/10/24

The Green Mobility System of Cascais

The city of Cascais in Portugal is committed to sustainability. Implementing a green transport system by introducing low-emission fuels and changing to low or zero emission vehicles is the priority.

Bus operator 

Hydrogen technology 

Equipment & Design 

Charging infrastructure 

Shared mobility 

Electromobility 

Transport infrastructure 

BUS2Talk’ it reads: ’Series 4 – Episode 8, The holistic view of sustainability with Almadesign.

2023/10/04

BUS2Talk: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY WITH ALMADESIGN

Rui Marcelino, CEO of Almadesign talks about sustainability at every stage in the life cycle of a product and the impact design studios can have on that.

Electromobility 

Artificial intelligence 

Transport infrastructure 

Retrofitting 

NORDIC INNOVATIONS: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BUS MOBILITY

2023/09/28

NORDIC INNOVATIONS: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BUS MOBILITY

Why the Nordic countries are at the forefront of mobility innovation.

Electromobility 

Equipment & Design 

Charging infrastructure 

Transport infrastructure 

BUS2Talk’ it reads: ’Series 4 – Episode 7, Autonomous public transport with Motor Ai

2023/09/05

BUS2Talk: Autonomous Public Transport with Motor Ai

Roy Uhlmann of Motor Ai explains how automated systems can improve public transport availability and also potentially solve driver shortages.

Artificial intelligence 

Retrofitting 

Electromobility 

Transport infrastructure 

'5 Questions for...' reads: 'Anna-Theresa Korbutt, Managing Director of Hamburger Verkehrsverbund'.

2023/08/22

5 questions for Anna-Theresa Korbutt

We talk to Anna-Theresa Korbutt, Managing Director of Hamburger Verkehrsverbund, about intelligent transport systems, innovative mobility services and eco-friendly solutions.

Transportation companies 

Equipment & Design 

Skills shortage 

On-demand mobility 

Electromobility 

Autonomous driving 

The image shows a new rail replacement bus in purple livery.

2023/08/15

New rail replacement services – INTEGRATING CUSTOMER NEEDS INTO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

When a train is cancelled a reliable alternative is needed. A DB program team has developed a new rail replacement product – one that involves passengers in order to meet their needs.

Electromobility 

Bus operator 

Charging infrastructure 

Transport infrastructure 

Transportation companies 

Rail replacement services 

Oliver Hoch and Steffen Schulze.’BUS2Talk’ Series 4 – Episode 6, ’Climate-neutral mobility technologies with NOW’

2023/08/01

BUS2Talk: CLIMATE-NEUTRAL MOBILITY TECHNOLOGIES WITH NOW

Oliver Hoch and Steffen Schulze talk about the NOW GmbH and the latest funding program for buses with alternative drives.

Transport infrastructure 

Charging infrastructure 

Electromobility 

Funding 

Photo of Jens-Michael May. Next to the caption ’5 questions for…’ it reads ’Jens-Michael May, CEO, MOIA Operations Germany’

2023/07/25

5 questions for Jens-Michael May

We talk to Jens-Michael May, CEO of MOIA Operations, about integrating ride-pooling in urban transport systems, digital solutions and the use of self-driving vehicles.

Electromobility 

Digital Services 

Autonomous driving 

Charging infrastructure 

On-demand mobility 

Fleet Management 

WIE DER E-REISEBUS IN FAHRT KOMMEN KANN

2023/07/11

How the e-coach market can gather pace

Tomorrow’s megawatt chargers mean e-coaches will be operating around Europe in the near future.

Charging infrastructure 

Transport infrastructure 

Bus operator 

Electromobility 

Marvin Bratke. Series 4 – Episode 5, ‘Forward-looking mobility hubs with Urban Beta’. Listen in to the new episode!

2023/07/04

BUS2Talk with Marvin Bratke

Marvin Bratke, architect and one of the four founders of Urban Beta, talks about the BetaPort mobility hub and circular solutions in the building industry.

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Equipment & Design 

Transport infrastructure 

Iberian Peninsula

2023/06/20

Roadshow on the Iberian Peninsula - Advancing Sustainable Bus Mobility

This Digital Roadshow stop on the Iberian Peninsula offers new insights into Bus Rapid Transit, alternative drives and economic viability.

Transport infrastructure 

Equipment & Design 

Skills shortage 

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Photo of Daniel Krauss. Next to the caption ’5 questions for…“ it reads: ’Daniel Krauss, Chief Information Officer, Flix’

2023/06/15

5 Questions for Daniel Krauss

In an interview with Daniel Krauss, Chief Information Officer, Flix, we talk about pilot projects, the first all-electric coach and his sustainability strategy.

Electromobility 

Bus operator 

Transport infrastructure 

Arndt Hecker ’BUS2Talk’ Series 4 – Episode 4, ’Mobile infrastructure with DB Regio’

2023/06/06

BUS2Talk: Mobile infrastructure with DB Regio

Arndt Hecker speaks about the quality of life in rural areas, the many uses for buses and the importance of political decision-making.

Transportation companies 

Smart Country 

Transport infrastructure 

To the Article: New mobility in Israel – a travel report

2023/06/01

New mobility in Israel – a travel report

The land of emergent startups offers innovative mobility solutions.

Autonomous driving 

Shared mobility 

Ticketing 

Digital Services 

Startup 

To the Article: Roadshow in the DACH Region - Synergies for Tomorrow’s Bus Industry

2023/05/23

Roadshow in the DACH Region - Synergies for Tomorrow’s Bus Industry

Mobility hubs, public charging points and joint ventures among various bus industry players were the focus of the BUS2BUS Roadshow in German-speaking countries.

Digital Services 

Charging infrastructure 

Hydrogen technology 

Electromobility 

Ticketing 

Equipment & Design 

Bus operator 

2023/05/17

5 questions for Frank Klingenhöfer

In our interview with Frank Klingenhöfer, Management Board of DB Regio AG, we talk about developments in street-based public transport, autonomous on-demand fleets, and serving rural areas.

Autonomous driving 

Digital Services 

Smart Country 

On-demand mobility 

Shared mobility 

To the Article: Roadshow in Italy: The Energy Transition in the Italian Bus Industry

2023/05/12

Roadshow in Italy: The Energy Transition in the Italian Bus Industry

At the BUS2BUS Roadshow in Italy the focus was on sustainable drive systems, European infrastructure and how to create an attractive travel experience.

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Ticketing 

Digital Services 

Hydrogen technology 

On-demand mobility 

2023/05/02

BUS2Talk: SaaS SOLUTIONS FOR OPTIMIZED PUBLIC TRANSPORT with OPTIBUS

Benedikt Lahme talks about working in the mobility sector, bus driver and passenger needs and solutions for improving public transport.

Transportation companies 

Bus operator 

Traffic planning 

2023/04/18

Roadshow in France: How can we manage flexible access to mobility

At the BUS2BUS Roadshow in Frankreich an expert panel discussed mobility in and around Paris, new business models and progressive global solutions.

Equipment & Design 

Smart Country 

Transport infrastructure 

Smart City 

Urban Planning 

2023/04/04

BUS2Talk: THE MOBILITY MARKET mit STARTUP INSIDER

Jan Thomas talks about the significance of startups in large corporations, partnerships and the importance of innovation in the mobility sector.

Skills shortage 

Funding 

Startup 

2023/03/21

Mobility2Grid Research Campus – Networked Systems for Climate-Neutral Cities

The Neo-Mobility research hub on the Mobility2Grid campus simulates future passenger and freight transport scenarios and is driving the transformation of urban energy and transport systems.

Funding 

Traffic planning 

Transport infrastructure 

Urban Planning 

Charging infrastructure 

Electromobility 

Autonomous driving 

2023/03/07

BUS2Talk: #HUMANCENTRIC PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION with VESPUTI

Ben Gallmeister presents the integration of public transport services in third-party apps and talks about development perspectives in the field of shared mobility.

Startup 

Ticketing 

Transportation companies 

Shared mobility 

Digital Services 

2023/02/28

5 questions for Zoltán Sipos

The CEO of Electrobus Europe speaks about the return of the Ikarus brand to the German market, the future development of electric mobility and an upcoming telemetry project.

Charging infrastructure 

Hydrogen technology 

Electromobility 

Smart City 

Autonomous driving 

2023/02/20

Mobility Hubs as Pioneers of Intermodal Transport

Places that enable a seamless change of transport mode are currently emerging everywhere around the world. Read on as we dive deeper into the developments in detail.

Smart Country 

Digital Services 

Smart City 

Shared mobility 

2023/02/16

BUS2Talk: Optimizing Electric Bus Fleets and Charging Infrastructure

The startup Bolley optimizes bus fleets and their charging infrastructure with its tool. In this episode, Dr. Bálint Csonka and Dr. Csaba Csiszár explain how the model provides realistic data.

Startup 

Charging infrastructure 

Electromobility 

Fleet Management 

Transportation companies 

2023/02/09

BUS2Talk: Tapping into New Target Groups: How Hip is Bus Tourism?

There is also a young target group in bus tourism - it just needs to be reached. In this podcast episode, our interview guests Florian Gärtner and Michael Ellert explain how this can be achieved.

Digital Services 

Bus operator 

2023/01/20

BUS2Talk: Digital and Sustainable: Working Together for the Bus Tourism Industry

Digitalization and sustainability are also shaping bus tourism. In this podcast episode, we discuss with Michael Buller from VIR how companies can best respond to current trends.

Digital Services 

2023/01/12

BUS2Talk: Charging electric buses – Easy, efficient and user-friendly

In this episode, Stephan Stieglauer, Co-CEO at Franz Kiel Seating, describes what a tech seat is and how seating systems have an impact on sustainability and climate-friendly travel.

Charging infrastructure 

Fleet Management 

Electromobility 

2022/12/13

5 questions for Nicole Scott

We spoke with Nicole, journalist and television producer for Beyond Innovation about the extent to which autonomous driving is changing, what innovations are taking place, and the role of buses.

Shared mobility 

Autonomous driving 

Navigation 

2022/11/29

BUS2Talk: The seat of the future – What do customers really want?

In this episode, Stephan Stieglauer, Co-CEO at Franz Kiel Seating, describes what a tech seat is and how seating systems have an impact on sustainability and climate-friendly travel.

Equipment & Design 

Digital Services 

2022/11/15

BUS2Talk: E-system solutions for the mobility challenges of tomorrow

As part of the changeover to electric vehicles, a newly purchased bus is no longer simply delivered to its destination, it is integrated into a system.

Transportation companies 

Fleet Management 

Charging infrastructure 

Electromobility 

Funding 

Hydrogen technology 

Autonomous driving 

2022/11/01

5 questions for Professor Dr Bernd Eisenstein

We spoke with Professor Dr Bernd Eisenstein from the West Coast University of Applied Sciences about the changes in bus tourism and how new target groups can be reached.

Bus operator 

Digital Services 

2022/10/25

BUS2Talk: Mobility of the Future - Digital, connected and climate-friendly

Listen to this episode and learn how seamless mobility will be achieved, why the bus is still underestimated and which funding measures are supported by the German federal government.

Traffic planning 

Transport infrastructure 

Transportation companies 

Digital Services 

Ticketing 

Funding 

2022/10/18

Going Beyond Zero Tail-Pipe Emissions. Delivering a truly sustainable, economical bus

In this podcast episode we find out from Peter Freedman, Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer at Switch Mobility, about the role that plants play in designing the bus of the future.

Equipment & Design 

Charging infrastructure 

Electromobility 

2022/10/11

BUS2Talk: ZERO EMISSIONS - New bus startup launches a zero-emission concept

At BUS2BUS 2022, a startup presented the first hydrogen-powered bus designed for urban transport. Find out about the enthusiasm within the young company as it carves out its position in the market.

Startup 

Charging infrastructure 

Hydrogen technology 

2022/09/27

Benefiting from universities and new perspectives

“Those who incorporate the needs of this and the next generation in their innovations will be ready to take on the future and can only benefit.“ Of that, Totinia Hörner is certain.

Equipment & Design 

2022/09/20

5 questions for Ziv Mor

We talk to the founder and CEO of the start-up "Enigmatos" about risks of digitalized mobility and cyber-attacks and how to protect the bus and transport industry.

Digital Services 

Fleet Management 

Startup 

2022/07/04

Guest Article: Twiliner AG, Winner of the Fresh Travel Award of BUS2BUS 2022

Getting more people on the ground and convincing them to take a long-distance bus trip. How can this be done? The company Twiliner has a vision.

Equipment & Design 

Startup 

2022/06/07

BUS2Talk: GREENTECH FESTIVAL - Where pioneers of the mobility revolution meet!

We talk to the founder of the GREENTECH FESTIVAL about sustainability and why it's more important than ever to raise awareness and attract attention to this topic.

Startup 

Funding 

Electromobility 

Hydrogen technology 

2022/05/19

5 questions for Florian Gärtner

The Managing Director of the Int. Association of B2B Wholesalers (VPR) talks about his personal bus experiences and how his members and the bus travel industry are adapting to new target groups.

Bus operator 

2022/05/16

Guest Article: Buses: the mainstay of public transport

Riding a bus instead of travelling solo by car helps to protect the climate. That is why the German government wants to attract more people to public transport.

Funding 

Biofuels 

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Hydrogen technology 

2022/05/04

Guest Article: Spring: the start of the coach tourism season ...

... and many interesting and creative initiatives.

Electromobility 

Bus operator 

Skills shortage 

2022/04/25

BUS2Talk: Fresh Travel for professional sports

As modern high-tech vehicles, travel coaches have a lot to offer in terms of comfort. But we don't think this message has gotten through to all target groups.

Digital Services 

Bus operator 

Equipment & Design 

2022/04/25

BUS2Talk: Sustainable transit system turnaround - Is it achievable?

Achieving climate targets in the transport sector requires teamwork. The transport industry is called upon to innovate and redefine the mobility market.

Digital Services 

Funding 

Shared mobility 

Transport infrastructure 

Electromobility 

Transportation companies 

On-demand mobility 

Skills shortage 

Traffic planning 

2022/04/08

5 questions for Lars Behrendt

We speak to our BUS2BUS 2022 keynote speaker, Lars Behrendt, CEO of the Innovation Agency Granny&Smith, about his view on mobility and transport and what innovation means to him.

On-demand mobility 

Autonomous driving 

Digital Services 

2022/03/04

5 questions for Ross Douglas

We talk to the founder and CEO of AUTONOMY about his interesting career path and the challenge of convincing a car owner/motorist to switch to more sustainable mobility options.

Shared mobility 

Electromobility 

2022/02/21

Guest Article: First hydrogen users in Germany - is this the bus fuel of the future?

Battery-electric buses are well on the march in Germany too. However, it is not uncommon for the battery range to limit their daily usage.

Hydrogen technology 

Transportation companies 

2022/02/08

5 questions for Anna Grönlund

We speak with Anna Grönlund about the role of biofuels in the bus industry, the impact of the pandemic, the future of e-buses and other exciting topics.

Electromobility 

Biofuels 

Smart City 

Bus operator 

Transportation companies 

2022/02/01

Guest Article: The rapid evolution of batteries

Silicon anodes, graphene batteries and solid-state technology: battery development is gathering pace and will revolutionise mobility before the end of the decade.

Electromobility 

2022/01/31

Roadshow in France: Transformation to Sustainable Passenger Transport in the Paris Region

The first French edition of the BUS2BUS Digital Roadshow focused on the transformation to sustainable passenger transport in the Paris region.

Transport infrastructure 

Digital Services 

Smart City 

Autonomous driving 

Urban Planning 

Transportation companies 

2022/01/25

Roadshow Nordic Countries - Pioneers in the Implementation of new Mobility Infrastructures

Our Nordic experts provided insights into the current state of mobility, emerging opportunities, challenges in the industry and their experiences.

Autonomous driving 

Smart City 

Digital Services 

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Bus operator 

Biofuels 

Hydrogen technology 

Transport infrastructure 

Transportation companies 

2022/01/06

5 questions for Laura Abbate

The future belongs to the bus. Laura Abbate is convinced of this. It is sustainable, flexible, versatile and spontaneously usable and thus an absolute multi-talent. Laura answers our five questions.

Shared mobility 

On-demand mobility 

Bus operator 

Smart City 

Smart Country 

Digital Services 

2021/11/24

Guest Article: ReFuels - a possible solution for public transport?

The Clean Vehicles Directive requires public transport companies successively convert to alternative drivetrains. ReFuels that can be used in conventional diesel engines offer a potential solution.

Electromobility 

Biofuels 

Hydrogen technology 

Synthetic fuels 

Transportation companies 

2021/11/19

Libraries on wheels

On Nov. 19, the nationwide Reading Aloud Day will take place. Mobile libraries provide people throughout Germany with books, board games and audiobooks. But the buses have even more to offer ...

2021/11/15

Roadshow in the Netherlands: New Ideas for Bus Tourism and Long-Distance Travel

The Dutch edition of the BUS2BUS Digital Roadshow focused on new ideas for bus tourism and long-distance travel.

Ticketing 

Fleet Management 

Bus operator 

Smart Country 

Electromobility 

Equipment & Design 

Autonomous driving 

Digital Services 

Smart City 

Urban Planning 

Transportation companies 

2021/11/15

Roadshow in Hungary: Emission free public transport in Hungarian Cities

Our mobility experts discussed the current status on the road to alternative drives in Hungarian cities.

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Urban Planning 

Autonomous driving 

Funding 

Smart City 

Digital Services 

Biofuels 

On-demand mobility 

Hydrogen technology 

2021/11/01

5 questions for Carolin Groetzinger

Carolin Grötzinger, who succeeds Birgit Grötzinger as managing director of Grötzinger Reisen and is a member of the board of the bus operators’ association WBO e.V., answers our five questions.

Bus operator 

2021/11/01

BUS2Talk: Special Edition: Where is (bus) mobility headed?

In a special BUS2Talk edition, we talk to Dr Stefan Carsten about his role as curator of the Future Forum and provide initial insights into the variety of topics.

2021/10/25

Roadshow in Portugal: How do we want to travel by bus tomorrow?

Our panel of international experts discussed how to improve the image and awareness of this sustainable means of passenger transport.

Equipment & Design 

Electromobility 

Digital Services 

2021/10/18

Guest article: A completely new outlook

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic a young designer is dreaming about the future of coach travel. With his Horizon Liner Janis Ufheil has offered the bus industry a whole new outlook.

Equipment & Design 

Autonomous driving 

Hydrogen technology 

2021/10/04

BUS2Talk: Smart buses - Digital maintenance means more efficiency

AWAKE Mobility, a data science startup, lets us know what's possible in the field of vehicle maintenance.

Digital Services 

Startup 

Fleet Management 

Artificial intelligence 

Transportation companies 

2021/09/06

BUS2Talk: E-Boost: Retrofitting to combat climate change - More than just an upgrade

Sustainability is one of the most important issues of our time. The world of mobility is being transformed and we will see major changes over the next few years. One focus is on drive systems.

Retrofitting 

Transportation companies 

Bus operator 

Funding 

2021/08/23

Guest article: Are fuel cell buses on the march?

It is nearly 20 years since a first small batch of public transport buses went into service powered by hydrogen fuel cells. But the breakthrough never happened.

Hydrogen technology 

Funding 

Transportation companies 

2021/07/05

BUS2Talk: Smart traveling - New digital pathways to nature with connected mobility

The weekend is finally here and the best way to use this time is to head to the countryside.

Startup 

Transportation companies 

Digital Services 

2021/06/07

BUS2Talk: Fresh Travel - New business class in bus tourism

Fresh Travel takes a look into the future of bus tourism. What new mobility trends are in sight and what new business segment and services will result from these trends?

Digital Services 

Startup 

Bus operator 

2021/03/31

Guest Article: The autonomous bus: idea or even solution for the future?

They have been on test runs for some time now: autonomous buses that can drive all by themselves and no longer need anyone sitting at the steering wheel.

Autonomous driving 

Transportation companies 

2021/02/17

Guest article: A golden decade for buses

Thanks to technical advances in battery-operated buses the massive challenges posed by a mobility sector undergoing transformational change are not as daunting anymore. Learning by doing is dictating

Electromobility 

Funding 

Retrofitting 

Charging infrastructure 

Hydrogen technology 

2021/01/13

BUS2Talk: Mobility turnaround – What role do private bus companies play?

Entrepreneurial spirit for you listening pleasure. We open the engine bay of two private transport service providers and see an economic interaction of versatile business aggregates.

Charging infrastructure 

Fleet Management 

Digital Services 

Funding 

Electromobility 

Transportation companies 

Bus operator 

On-demand mobility 

Shared mobility 

2020/09/07

BUS2Talk: Fresh Travel – How do we envision bus travel in the future?

Fresh Travel – The bus is undiscovered territory. We want to take a fresh new look at this mode of passenger transport by embarking a tour.

Transportation companies 

Equipment & Design 

Bus operator 

2020/07/27

Guest article: Mobile without a car – and in rural areas too?

The population of Ostbevern in the Münsterland region numbers around 11,000. A town situated some 20 km from Münster, it is popular with young families, not least because property prices are still low

Shared mobility 

On-demand mobility 

Funding 

Digital Services 

Transportation companies 

2020/07/03

BUS2Talk: Smart public transport – Next level:urban passenger services?

Rethinking and expanding passenger transport is an important principle for Hamburger Hochbahn. That's why change and innovation are the focus when it comes to designing public transport systems.

Digital Services 

Skills shortage 

Autonomous driving 

On-demand mobility 

Shared mobility 

Transportation companies 

Electromobility 

Hydrogen technology 

2020/06/16

Guest article: Battery technology of the future

Over the coming years battery energy density is expected to increase dramatically, which will result in the final breakthrough of electro-mobility.

Electromobility 

2020/02/27

BUS2Talk: Mobility transition - What can smart country learn from smart city?

The mobility transition is in full swing. Many questions have been asked and a colorful mix of mobility services is providing some answers. Now is the time to take stock.

Smart City 

Smart Country 

Traffic planning 

Transport infrastructure 

2020/01/28

BUS2Talk: Changing lanes – A new image for the bus

As well-known voices in the Future Forum, Kerstin Kube-Erkens and Reiner Strauch welcome author and journalist Don Dahlmann as the first guest on BUS2Talk.

On-demand mobility 

Autonomous driving 

Electromobility 

Smart City 

Hydrogen technology 

Smart Country 

Ticketing 

To the teaser

2020/01/23

BUS2Talk - Teaser

Kerstin Kube-Erkens & Reiner Strauch from the BUS2BUS team on the BUS2Talk podcast and what listeners can expect. A note for all non German-speaking listeners: this teaser is only available in German

2019/12/19

Interview with Professor Heinz-Dieter Quack

The interview with Professor Heinz-Dieter Quack, Head of the Federal Tourism Competence Centre, was conducted by Christian Wahl, Communication and Public Relations Officer at bdo.

Digital Services 

Bus operator 

2019/01/30

Guest Article: E-Buses: Manufacturers are delivering

E-bus mobility is gradually getting into its stride in Europe, and manufacturers are now presenting new models that can almost match diesel buses in terms of efficiency.

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

2018/10/04

Farewell to the analogue age of oil

A better quality of life through improved mobility. Will public transport in 2040 look like in our scenario? Only if the opportunities now being offered are properly exploited, say futurologists.

Artificial intelligence 

On-demand mobility 

Autonomous driving 

Navigation 

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure 

Hydrogen technology 

Smart Country 

Digital Services 

2018/08/14

Orientation in the digital age: The future of navigation

In the following we explore the impact of innovative navigation systems on personal transportation and in particular the public transport systems of the future.

Autonomous driving 

Navigation 

Fleet Management 

Digital Services 

2018/07/13

16 buses that travel everywhere

Peter Heser owns a bus company in Warmensteinach in Upper Franconia. It operates on regular bus routes, provides coach services and fulfils contracts for the regional network.

Electromobility 

Bus operator 

Hydrogen technology 

Smart Country 

2018/06/14

Data mining in public transport

What is data mining and what does it have to do with public transport and with mobility in general? Digitization is resulting in more and more data is being collected, including in public transport.

Ticketing 

Fleet Management 

Digital Services 

Transportation companies 

Traffic planning 

Transport infrastructure 

2018/05/03

Nothing to fear from digitalization

Digitization is affecting the work in the bus industry. Ultimately, the process will take time. That is why, for the foreseeable future, bus drivers have nothing to fear.

Skills shortage 

Transportation companies 

2018/03/19

Automated road passenger transport

Everyone is talking about the automated road passenger transport. We take a closer look at this development, looking at automation levels, costs and safety, among other things.

Autonomous driving 

2018/01/29

Electric buses are gathering speed

The debate surrounding a possible ban of diesel vehicles has given e-mobility in urban public transport a massive boost. A switchover could make a significant contribution.to reducing NOx emissions.

Electromobility 

Charging infrastructure