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Smart Move welcomes new media partner

08 February 2016

Smart Move is glad to announce its new media partnership with the European Bus Forum. Bringing together an audience of bus operators, vehicle manufacturers, transport authorities and industry suppliers from across Europe and the world, the European Bus Forum is back in Manchester on 23 June 2016.

 

Keeping drivers cool under pressure

29 January 2016

With the aim of reducing the numerous road accidents happening on the Indian roads, the Union Transport Minister stated that improvement is needed including better work conditions for drivers. The air-conditioning in the cabins of the drivers becomes compulsory.

 

Smart ticketing to come to Delhi buses by end of June

29 January 2016

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has planned to install electronic ticketing machines in 200 buses by the end of January. The state bus agency manages a fleet of 4.500 buses and it intends to have all its buses equipped with ETMs by the middle of this year.

 

Indian refineries to supply Euro VI-compliant fuel by 2020

29 January 2016

The Indian government’s decision to skip Euro V emissions standards and go straight to Euro VI emissions standards represents a big step towards reducing toxicity and public health risks in the country. The fact that refineries agreed to supply Euro VI-compliant fuel by 2020 made this decision possible. It is now up to vehicle manufacturers to also plan and implement the necessary changes. 

 

Electric buses to ferry Indian MPs

29 January 2016

The lithium-ion-powered buses received by the Indian Parliament from the Road transport ministry are the first prototype developed by KPIT Technologies, Pune, working together with the Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT). The “Go Green” bus has been converted from diesel to electric and the technology was entirely developed in India.

 

Collective passenger transport – the best solution for controlling CO2 emissions, ITF study shows

29 January 2016

In its paper “Low-Carbon Mobility for Mega cities – What Different Policies Mean for Urban Transport in China and India”, the International Transport Forum (ITF) presents three different types of policy scenarios and their expected impact on reducing CO2 emissions in ten cities of two of the most polluted countries in the world: India and China. 

 

Smart Move: children attending road safety summer camp in Delhi

29 January 2016

Delhi traffic police, in association with Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, organised last year a road safety summer camp for children aimed at raising their awareness on the importance of respecting traffic rules.

 

India determined to increase road safety

27 January 2016

The number of people losing their lives on the Indian roads is alarming. Indian Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Statistics show that in 2014, nearly 500.000 persons were injured and 140.000 people got killed in road accidents. The analysis of the data showed that about 56 accidents take place every hour in the country and driver’s fault (78.8%) was found the single most important factor causing road accidents. Even more alarming is the fact that 53.8% of the victims are young people aged between 15 and 34 years.

 

Number of new low emission vehicles tripled in the UK bus sector

26 January 2016

More than half of all new buses and coaches registered in the UK in 2015 met the latest Euro-VI emissions standard. This shows that the number tripled compared with 2014, according to data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

 

Princes Street coach ban proposal discarded

25 January 2016

The idea of banning tourist coaches from Princes Street in Scotland will not see the light of day. Due to the intervention of CPT Scotland, coaches will continue to drive along the iconic street of Edinburgh.

 

Smart city, smart buses

17 December 2015

A Smart City has to have a smart bus network, and this implies one that is easy to understand, intuitive, faster and better connected, so travellers can save time and move around the city in a simpler and more sustainable manner.

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GoEuro gets $45M to make long distance trips by public transport just a click away

17 December 2015

While startups like Uber and BlaBlaCar continue to pack warchests with massive funding rounds as investors bet big that leveraging individual car ownership is the key to powering gigantic transportation/logistics businesses, other startups are taking a different route. And investors aren’t averse to this one either. The underlying assumption being that people, like devices, will be increasingly mobile — provided you make it easy enough for them to get around.

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Brighsun New Energy Bus With 1,000 km Range?

17 December 2015

Brighsun New Energy, one of the many Chinese companies engaged in the manufacturing of electric buses, stated an unbelievable record of 1,004 km (623 miles) covered on a single charge by a prototype electric Touring Coach from Melbourne to Sydney in Australia. If that’s true that would be twice the range of any other EV bus record (even considering potential low-speed driving).

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Luxury coach service launches Houston-Austin route

17 December 2015

After launching a route between Houston and Dallas in April, luxury motor coach service Vonlane announced that it will provide a nonstop service between downtown Houston and Austin, with coaches departing at least twice daily beginning January 17.

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