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#37 - November 2015        



The November issue sees the beginning of a series of stories focusing on Innovation in the Bus & Coach Sector. 

World is changing rapidly and it is nice to see that companies such as Wanderu are keeping our industry up-to-date.


- The Smart Move team



Introducing Innovation: Wanderu


The bus and coach sector is bustling with innovation. From the established players to the newer startups, companies are constantly developing new ways to facilitate the life of travellers all around the world.


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ITS Europe announced the launch of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux

The official launch of Mobility-as-a-Service Alliance took place during the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux on 6 October 2015.

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Majority of Sweden´s buses now run on renewable fuels

According to the statistics of the Swedish Public Transportation Association, two thirds of the buses used in public transportation in Sweden now run on renewable fuels.

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Self-driving Buses coming soon to Switzerland

The global expansion of autonomous vehicles is spreading to Switzerland next spring with the help of a startup called BestMile, a company founded by two graduates from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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Automated shuttles are coming to Brussels Airport.

Belgian public transport operator De Lijn, in cooperation with Brussels Airport Company is working on introducing a fleet of automated shuttle buses that can provide reliable and safe, 24/7 transfer services for airport staff and passengers alike.

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Long-distance bus transport thrives in Germany

After the liberalisation of long-distances buses in 2013 the amount of passengers almost doubled in 2014.

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NET calls for policies that foster the competitiveness of the European tourism industry during a meeting with Commissioner Bieńkowska.

A NET delegation comprising high level representatives from the European Private Sector in Tourism met with EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Bienkowska to discuss the main challenges and opportunities within the tourism sector.

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...Buses and coaches are safer than cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trams and even pedestrians as demonstrated by this infographic:

Best Practice from Tokyo 


The Nihon Bus Association, a Smart Move partner, held its annual Bus festival in October


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Busworld Istanbul 2016 


Holding the internationally accepted benchmark for quality in trade fairs and exhibitions UFI Approved Event Certificate, BUSWORLD TURKEY was held for the 5th time in 2014, featuring 248 companies of which 170 were local and 78 were from abroad that came from 26 different countries.


14-17 April 2016


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