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GUEST ARTICLE: THE AUTONOMOUS BUS: IDEA OR EVEN SOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE?

31st March 2021 - 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. So far, most of them are mini-buses for only a few passengers, but designers worldwide are already developing prototypes of "full-grown" autonomous buses ... We present a few examples here.

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Guest article:
A golden decade for buses

17th February 2021 - 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 the pace. Companies are now facing up to the inevitable and confronting the tasks ahead. What is more, switching to electric is now seen as a real opportunity for public transport.

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MOBILE WITHOUT A CAR – AND IN RURAL AREAS TOO?

27th July 2020 - The population of Ostbevern in the Münsterland region numbers around 11,000. Over the past decade commuter numbers have risen noticeably. At the same time, the population on the municipality’s edges is ageing. According to the town council these persons want to remain mobile, but without having to rely on cars. stbevern now wants to ensure that for 19 hours, seven days a week, cars will no longer be needed. The basic idea is to establish an innovative passenger service and adapt local bus transport accordingly.

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Guest article:
Battery technology of the future

16th June 2020 - Over the coming years battery energy density is expected to increase dramatically, which will result in the final breakthrough of electro-mobility. It is anticipated that cobalt-free battery cells and solid-state batteries will be market-ready. Consequently, in a few years both urban buses and travel coaches will be electrically powered.

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Interview with Professor Heinz-Dieter Quack

19th December 2019 - 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.

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E-BUSES: MANUFACTURERS ARE DELIVERING

30th January 2019 - 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.

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FAREWELL TO THE ANALOGUE AGE OF OIL

4th October 2018 - Self-driving electric buses of all sizes, a green light for public transport, less congestion in the cities, improved timetables in rural areas – in short: a better quality of life through improved mobility. Will this be the picture for public transport in 2040? Only if the opportunities now being offered are properly exploited, say futurologists.

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ORIENTATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE: THE FUTURE OF NAVIGATION

14th August 2018 - What is data mining and what does it have to do with public transport and with mobility in general? Digitalisation is resulting in more and more data is being collected, including in public transport. In the future how can this data be used to establish patterns and correlations? What conclusions can be drawn in order to formulate new strategies for public transport?

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16 BUSES THAT TRAVEL EVERYWHERE

13th July 2018 - 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. He explains what he thinks technological progress and policymakers should deliver.

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DATA MINING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

14th June 2018 - What is data mining and what does it have to do with public transport and with mobility in general? Digitalisation is resulting in more and more data is being collected, including in public transport. In the future how can this data be used to establish patterns and correlations? What conclusions can be drawn in order to formulate new strategies for public transport?

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NOTHING TO FEAR FROM DIGITALISATION

3rd May 2018 - Digitalisation is massively affecting the bus driver’s workplace, and the same applies to operations specialists and mechatronics engineers. Ultimately, the process will take time. That is why, for the foreseeable future, bus drivers have nothing to fear. However, the nature of their job will change.

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AUTOMATED ROAD PASSENGER TRANSPORT

19th March 2018 - For a long time the media have been talking of self-driving vehicles as a futuristic solution for all kinds of transport problems. However, in recent months such plans have assumed a more tangible form, making an automated transport network even more likely in the future. And there is a particular focus on public transport.

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ELECTRIC BUSES ARE GATHERING SPEED

29th January 2018 - The debate surrounding a possible ban of diesel vehicles has given electro-mobility in urban public transport a massive boost. Electric buses alone will not drive NOx emissions below the necessary threshold, however a switchover could make a significant contribution. In Germany and abroad, operators of pilot projects and even entire transport networks are running electric buses.

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