The first edition of Busworld Central Asia will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 27 June 2019 in the Atakent International Exhibition Center. Almaty is the largest city in this vast country. Kazakhstan is the hub of other neighbouring “stan” countries such as Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and the link between China and Europe via the ‘Silk Road’ connection.
In line with Governor Anies Baswedan’s vision to make the Indonesian capital one of the greenest cities in the world, the Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit System is rolling out a trial programme of electric buses on certain routes in the city.
As the No.1 exhibition platform in Bus and Coach sector in China (CIBE) has a strong focus on showcasing the industrial leading innovations and technologies, providing professional services towards not only domestic but international audiences. Starting from 2012, organsiers have successfully hosted seven editions of CIBE with an ever growing number of exhibitors and professional visitors, an expending exhibition space, and improving quality of exhibiting products.
The 7th edition of CIBE drew to an end on November 21, 2018. With the theme of ‘Green Bus, Environment Friendly’, CIBE 2018 attracted 256 exhibitors in the sectors of whole vehicles, bus components, charging facilities and intelligent transport. The newest high-technology applications were showcased during the three day event in a space of 30 000 square meters.
Bringing together two organizations committed to delivering a more sustainable future, the innovation agreement between ABB and Octopus Group will help accelerate the transition to electric buses and commercial fleets.
The collaboration provides a one-stop-shop solution for operators, who can now source the financing and renewable energy supply needed to launch an EV fleet from Octopus and the required electrical infrastructure solutions from ABB.
Mpire Asia is running a service package offer for the Foton C2 and Foton CS2 vans. Speaking to a representative of the company, we found out that the company decided to launch the campaign in order to increase public awareness on Foton products.
Vietnamese conglomerate, Vingroup previously announced the creation of VinBus, an electric bis service that aims to create a modern public transportation system in the country with reduced noise and emissions. VinBus is planning to launch in the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho in March 2020.
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded Alexander Dennis an order for 50 new Enviro500 double deck buses built to a new three door, two staircase layout that will help with smoother and quicker boarding and alighting. The first of the new buses will be delivered next year.
DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) offers a Wi-Fi solution to enable bus and train companies as well as other land transport operators to offer seamless connectivity to their passengers as they commute and travel about. iFleet Wi-Fi is Digi’s first subscription-based, transport connectivity solution that aims to improve the onboard passenger experience by turning travel time into productive time.