On May 12, 2015, ZF honored ten outstanding inventions by employees spanning a wide range of products, processes and mobility sectors with its internal ‘Graf-von-Soden Invention Award’. The jury faced a tougher selection process than usual due to the two new divisions (the ZF TRW and E-Mobility divisions) as well as the immense number of patents generated by inventive ZF employees in 2015. In total, 1,036 new patents were registered last year - an increase of 14% compared to the previous year. One of the greatest motivations for inventing a new technology or process was the desire to further enhance safety and security for people, functions or processes.
MAN Truck & Bus Middle East is participating at the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2016 which is taking place in Dubai from April 25-27, 2016. MAN is the market and technology leader in natural gas buses and the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition will be a great platform to understand how MAN is uniquely positioned to offer clean and efficient alternatives to conventional diesel vehicles.
Franz Freiherr von Redwitz, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Middle East will also be speaking about the economical, environment-friendly solutions offered by the company on Tuesday the 26th April at the Expo Forum session 3: ‘Bus Technology.’ where he will share and discuss the latest innovations in natural gas buses from MAN.
Not resting on their laurels, Rapid Penang celebrated the win of the Outstanding Public Sector Stage Bus award as a motivation of staff across the operation. Leading the way, Rapid Penang has more in store.
Stefan Pertz looks at the benefits of having regular training sessions for truck drivers and asks the question, 'what kind of driver do you want?'
Among the many other things that we at Asian Trucker discuss with transport companies and their drivers is driver training. Today, there are various modules, approaches and techniques available to train drivers on how to be a safe and efficient driver. It is quite surprising that many companies seem to be content with the knowledge that has been transferred to the commercial vehicle drivers when they first went through their tests to obtain their drivers license. Sometimes we hear from drivers that they “Don’t need this non-sense after some 20 years of driving.”
Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTM) launched its Chinese New Year Road Safety and Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd, scheduled from 9 January to 31 January 2016. Officiating the launch of this event at Shell Station Bandar Utama was Mr. Cameron Wilson, Managing Director of CTM, Mr. Yee Kang Lim, Territory Manager Retail Malaysia, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and YBhg. Tuan Abdul Ghafar bin Yusof, Director General, Road Safety Department (JKJR).
The road safety campaign is aimed at educating the general motorist to cultivate tyre safety habits and prioritize vehicle maintenance to ensure a safe trip heading back to their hometown to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The FleetSafe online driver safety programme is being used by Fonterra in Asia and the Middle East, with over 470 drivers participating across 9 countries in 6 languages.
In Malaysia alone there are a total of 280 drivers in the language variations of Malay, English and Chinese. This is part of Fonterra’s continued safety awareness programme to help its people reduce the risks of being involved in an accident whilst driving on the road. The programme is designed to increase drivers driving safety awareness and to ensure that they go home safe every day.
The world's largest bus exhibition is a spying glass into the future of transport technology. Award winning MAN Truck & Bus drew back the curtains to let us have a glance at what future technologies will look like.
MAN was represented with its comprehensive bus expertise at this year’s "Busworld 2015" trade fair, which took place from 16 to 21 October 2015 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Whether it is a luxury coach with a bistro upgrade or an application-optimised city bus and intercity bus - individuality, innovation and interactivity are reflected in the MAN product range. At booth 204 in Hall 2 visitors had a the possibility to view the full range of MAN Truck & Bus buses, featuring a wealth of innovations. The key topics was fuel efficiency and safety. Asian Buses met with Hartmut Mueller, Managing Director of MAN Truck &Bus Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. to find out more about these innovations and how they are going to be implemented in Asia.
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?