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#40 - February 2016        


Authorities, manufacturers and decision makers from the bus and coach industry will soon meet in Istanbul for the 6th edition of Busworld Turkey. With the attention directed to Turkey and the neighbouring countries, the February issue explores what is currently happening in the bus and coach sector in this region. And looking at the latest developments, it is no wonder that innovation is the key word of the IRU and Busworld Academy Congress to be held during Busworld Turkey 2016. Interesting things going on in Europe and Africa are not missed either. Enjoy the read.


- The Smart Move team



IRU & Busworld Academy Congress to tackle innovation



Busworld will be back in Turkey for the 6th time from 14th to 17th of April 2016. The event will take place at Istanbul Expo Center and will gather more than 150 local and international exhibitors. IRU in collaboration with Busworld Academy will organise the congress entitled “Moving towards a sustainable bus and coach future”.


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Smart road charges electric buses while driving


ElectRoad’s approach proposes to forget about the expensive and heavy batteries that make the shift to electric transportation difficult. Israel’s ElectRoad has developed a Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT) system that powers the vehicles wirelessly from the road.


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IETT collects awards for innovation


Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management (IETT) won yet another prize for innovation during the “Turkey Innovation Week” held in Istanbul in December last year. IETT came first in the category “Culture and Organisation of Innovation”. Just a few months before, IETT was also receiving the “Bus Excelence Award” from IRU.


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Commuters could save £ 1,000 per year by choosing bus over car, research shows


Commuting by bus is around 55% cheaper than the same commute by car according to a national study carried out by Stagecoach Group, one of the UK’s biggest bus and coach operators. On average, this saves passengers more than £ 90 per month and around £ 1,000 per year.


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Sixty new comfortable and eco-friendly city buses will run in Krakow this year


The 12-metre long buses are designed to offer customers an improved journey experience. The interior is spacious, with more pedestal-free seats and USB charging points for passengers.


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Liberalisation of German intercity coach market brings positive results


According to the latest data published by the German Federal Statistics Agency, the intercity coach market registered a growth rate of 25% in 2015 compared to 2014. This growth is 6 times higher than the second best, air transport. 


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Uganda presents solar-powered bus


The recently developed solar bus, manufactured by Uganda’s Kiira Motors, has two batteries and one of them can be charged by the solar panels placed on the roof of the vehicle. Kayoola, the prototype electric bus, was presented in Kampala and is described by its makers as being Africa’s first solar bus.


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...800,000 passengers use daily the BRT system in Istanbul.



TEMSA works together with Çukurova University on Smart Mobility Solutions


The collaboration between Temsa and Çukurova University is a good example of university – industry cooperation in Turkey.


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Busworld Istanbul 2016


Busworld will be back in Turkey for the 6th time from 14 to 17 April 2016.


European Bus Forum 2016 


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