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.
One safety aspect rarely talked about when it comes to buses and coaches is fire safety regulations. Fredrik Rosen, Dafo's Business Manager for Europe, Middle East, North-, West- and Central Africa, recently did a presentation on the subject in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Camel Power Malaysia launched in conjunction with Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019. The company manufactures and distributes automotive batteries to a full range of vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses as well as agricultural equipment.
With around 700 000 passengers daily, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) wants the number to reach 1 million for TransJakarta buses. TransJakarta runs the buses on the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Asia, which also has the longest corridor in the world at 208km. BRT is based on the TransMilenio system in Bogota, Colombia.
BYD, China's largest electric-vehicle maker, has temporarily halted operations at its EV bus factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. This seems to be the effect of the Chinese government decreasing subsidies for electrical subsidies which began earlier this year.
With the year off to a good start after KLIMS 2018, Daihatsu is planning on organising a talk for entrepreneurs to educate them on how to kickstart their business as well as how the vehicles will be a valuable asset to them.
TC Trucks Sales Sdn Bhd (“TC Trucks Sales”), a subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (“Tan Chong Motor”) has scored another milestone in its business recently with the Malaysia launch of the new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis by China's Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co Ltd (“King Long”). Available in two chassis variants, namely the premium XMQ6120AS-P and standard XMQ6120AS-S specifications, this new bus is aimed at fleet owners and tour and travel operators.
Singapore remains as the leading country in Asia, and second in the world, in terms of readiness to embrace autonomous vehicles (AV) for the second time, according to KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which measures various countries’ preparedness and openness to AV technology.
Local bus operators are left in a bind since the decommissioning of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) that has resulted in them not being able to renew their permits. About 30% of the buses in the industry are affected by this issue.
The 12th edition of Tyrexpo Asia will be co-located with GarageXpo Asia and Automotive Aftermarket Asia, Singapore EXPO, 19-21 March 2019.
Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year by co-locating with GarageXpo 2019 and Automotive Aftermarket Asia 2019. This move brings together an even more comprehensive community of automotive players in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retreading and fleet operation as well as car workshop owners and aftermarket accessory enthusiasts.