Before the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) took over from January 2011, the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board was in discussion with stage bus operators to streamline bus corridors in the Klang Valley.
It was given added impetus by SPAD and the Bus Network Revamp (BNR) team was meticulous and professional, earning the respect of seasoned bus operators.
RapidKL, being a government-owned company, was given the rights to operate all eight corridors out of Kuala Lumpur city centre.
YS Chan, a Transportation Consultant based in Kuala Lumpur, has an opinion on this issue, which we would like to share.
Recently Singapore announced that the Island state will make a push to introduce driverless vehicles. Starting with smaller buses in tourist attractions, the purpose is to gather data in order to scale the project up. Tests with truck platooning have also seen some very interesting results in Europe. Should all bus captains now be in a panic over the prospect of losing their jobs?
Following the success & positive reception of the 1st TS Contest 2014 held last year, the 2nd TS Contest was held at HINO HQ, Petaling Jaya on 5th December 2015. This annual event is not only to evaluate but also to foster the goodwill, rapport and communication in developing the contestants' skills & knowledge. To do so, Hino Motors Sales Malaysia Sdn Bhd (HMSM) has once again invited its nationwide dealers to participate in the 2nd TS Contest that focuses on the 'HINO Total Support' activities.
"For the past 2 years, we have been focusing and dedicating dealers to provide "Total Support" activities not only in the Sales and After Sales areas but also other aspect of related activities which is common in the automotive trade," said Mr. lwamoto, the Managing Director of HMSM.
China Auto Manufacturers (M) Sdn Bhd (CAM), the sales & marketing arm of light commercial vehicles under Sendok Group conducted the official launch of CAM Caravan, the 1st locally made caravan in Malaysia and the CAM Placer-X A6, the 18 seater 3.0L Van at the NST-MAI ASEAN Auto Show 2015 in MIECC.
YB Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan, the Minister of International Trade and Industry II was the guest of honour during the official launch of CAM products’ during the show.
Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) on 20th October announced the relocation of the Northern Corridor Bus services from Pudu Sentral to Terminal Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS) effective 1 November, 2015. The affected destination involves trips to Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.
Road accidents can be prevented or reduced by enhancing the quality and application of engineering, education and enforcement. These include our roads, vehicles, maintenance, drivers, regulators and other road users.
Casualties too can be curtailed by speedy and proper rescue, or the toll would rise if injured victims were left unattended for an extended period.
Recently, a tanker crashed into a tour bus at the 94th kilometre of the North-South Expressway near Yong Peng.
YS Chan, a Transportation Consultant based in Kuala Lumpur looks ar this incident and critically evaluates the situation from various angles.
The city bus system AVE 130 from ZF impressively demonstrates the potential e-mobility provides for commercial vehicles today and in the future: It is both an advanced low-floor axle and a fully-fledged 250 kilowatt electric drive. It considerably reduces consumption in hybrid or purely electric configurations. Moreover, the axle can function very well as the only drive source in buses with absolutely zero local emissions. Because of this and other benefits, the AVE 130 has now secured the eCarTec Award 2015 in the “Powertrain & Electronics” category. ZF representatives accepted the award during the official award ceremony on October 19, 2015 in Munich.
The Bus Industry Confederation of Australia (BIC) are taking a large delegation of Australian based bus operators, manufacturing and supplier organisations and government officials to Singapore for the 2015 BIC National Conference at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
The event will start on November 8 for a 3 day program that assembles speakers and experts on the future of public transport and how we move people in, around and through cities.
One hundred years to the day that the company was entered into the trade register, ZF Friedrichshafen AG celebrated its momentous anniversary. On Wednesday evening, around 1 500 international guests from the automotive industry, business, government, and the community as well as friends and business partners of the company traveled to Lake Constance to attend the gala event at the trade show grounds in Friedrichshafen.