ComfortDelGro Bus Pte Ltd, one of the largest and most established land transport companies in Singapore, has launched its on-demand bus service called ComfortConnect in the eastern part of Singapore.
The ComfortConnect application can be downloaded into any smartphone devices, through Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The services are currently free during its three-month trial period, which started on August 15 and it operates from Monday to Friday between 10am to 4pm.
KL Hop-On Hop-off bus in September 2018 introduced a new garden route that included tourist attraction hotspots such as Little India, National Museum and the National Palace amongst many others. Operator, Elang Wah Sdn Bhd said the new route has proven to be a popular choice for those who prefer a more nature-orientated tour.
Sync R&D is the company behind Elektrik Bas Inovasi Malaysia, more commonly known as EBIM. EBIM is Malaysia’s first fully electric city bus – designed and made by local talents. It was developed with local operators’ input in mind to cater to the needs of the market, be it local or foreign.
Under the Used & Retired Bus Programme by a bus company that operates franchised services in Hong Kong, decommissioned single and double-decker buses are to be donated to schools and non-governmental organisations. Till today, 24 buses have been donated. The vehicles are then converted into classrooms and interactive learning centres with various themes. Educators believe the revamped buses provide a unique and inspiring learning environment for students.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, today unveiled the 2019 model year Aero Star large city route bus that comes standard with Emergency Driving Stop System (EDSS), ensuring enhanced safety for drivers and passengers. The new model will be available through MFTBC sales companies and regional sales units across Japan as of September 2019.
A self-driving China-made public bus was showcased at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, the first vehicle of its kind in the streets of the city. DeepBlue Technology (Shanghai) Co, Ltd – a Shanghai based firm using artificial intelligence displayed three latest AI products for urban life at the expo.
At the Indonesian city of Surabaya, passengers can exchange bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups for bus tickets. The nation is the world’s second largest marine polluter, behind China, and has pledged to reduce about 70 percent of its plastic waste in its waters by 2025.
Malaysia’s first hydrogen buses, made by Foshan Feichi Automobile Manufacture Co., Ltd, made their debut appearance on the streets of Kuching earlier this week. The three buses are part of a trial run programme scheduled to last till 14 August.
As a member of the ASSURED consortium, ABB is facilitating greater standardization for the charging of electric buses, vital for driving market investment and growth Committed to writing the future for sustainable mobility, ABB has played a central role within the ASSURED consortium in developing a new report that will bring us another step forward in the standardization of e-bus charging infrastructure.
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.