No More Lifts, No More Steps
Providing low-floor technology below 30', Arboc Mobility will be exhibiting its Spirit of Mobility; the Spirit of Freedom model, designed as a simple low-floor for small transit and private operators; and now the Spirit of Liberty that will revolutionize the low-floor market.
The Spirit of Mobility is a VTM parallel electric hybrid, available with gas or diesel power. No plug-in charging is required and it features totally automatic operation. Other features include: 20 to 35 percent fuel and emissions improvement; automatic rotor decoupling for zero drag on the highway; 400 lb ft of available torque up to 30 MPH; low voltage (96 volts) for increased safety; manual disconnect switch for first responders; and more.
HybriDrive Propulsion Supports Electrification
The HybriDrive propulsion systems now support full electrification of transit bus accessory systems such as air conditioning, engine cooling, power steering and air compression to further enhance the efficiency and performance of transit buses.
BAE Systems’ fully electrified demonstration bus recently hit the road, travelling from city to city throughout the East Coast to demonstrate how electrified accessories can improve fuel economy, reduce maintenance and extend battery life for fleets across the nation. The demo bus will trek on to the Midwest and West Coast to exhibit the benefits of hybrid propulsion and electrified accessories compared to conventional systems.
Two levels of accessory support options are available: a partial electric option that supports electrification of certain accessories, and a full electric option that supports electrification of all accessories. Limited EV mode also is available.
These features can enable a fully electric bus in the future. The impact of these features on efficiency means that soon, you’ll be able to drive further in the city without using a single drop of diesel fuel.
Versatility in a Vehicle Washer
Every transit operation is different — and so is every transit wash. Every Belanger Transit Wash component is free-standing so it can be designed the best wash for each agency — from a friction wash with low operational costs, to an accommodating touchless system, to a ‘hybrid’ wash offering the best of both.
The patented Gyro Wraps pivot through a full 360 degrees, hugging contours for a thorough clean while being gentle on mirrors and bike racks. Full-side washers and wrap-around brushes are available in single-hung or double-hung designs, with filament or Neotex foam wash media.
All wash wheels and mitter curtains are powered by energy-efficient, sealed electric motors ideal for wet environments.
The ‘hybrid’ friction/touchless wash can recycle 85 percent of wash water — using just 50 gallons of fresh water per wash. The smart controller shuts off power and water in less than one second between buses for the ultimate in conservation.
Automated Bench Test Equipment for Mass Transit
Transit authorities everywhere are facing increasing pressure to lower cost in all aspects of their operations. One method to lower costs is to demand a consolidated test solution for the increasingly complex electronic sub-systems in today’s light rail vehicles. The requirements for these test solutions have grown to the point where the need to isolate down to only a few faulty components is greater than 90 percent of the time.
Diagnosys Systems’ universal and automated S500FT BTE has become the answer for many of the world’s largest mass transit authorities, car builders and system level providers. These transit authorities include New York City Transit and the London Underground.
Diagnosys has extensive experience in supplying specification-compliant test equipment on the largest transit contracts most notably the NYCT R160. Diagnosys has many years of experience within the functional system, board level and semiconductor test industries. Combined with Diagnosys’ PinPoint II automatic diagnostic test platform, transit authorities and OEM’s are able to troubleshoot electronic assemblies and PCB’s to the component level in a more timely, accurate to cost-effective manner.