Innovation Archives - Page 14 of 15 - BUSRide

Full tilt power kicks in as needed

ElectroMotive Design goes with Ioxus ultracapacitors in emDRIVE®.

Eco-friendly energy storage good for the world

Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitors power 5000 buses worldwide.

Lithium-ion energy storage takes to the HyRoad

Batteries must match growing demands from greater electrical loads.

Clearer images avoid questions later

Buses present high security risks because their public nature makes it difficult to screen each and every passenger.

A service network is a work in progress

Prevost continues to expand facilities, add providers and develop new technologies.

Four reasons to employ RTLS

It is difficult in today’s technology-driven society to imagine large transit operators relying on pen and paper to manually track the location of the buses in their fleet.

Don’t thump’em, measure that psi

The dangers of buses and motorcoaches rolling on under-inflated tires are no secret. Tires lose air pressure over time and proper gauging is time consuming, dirty, and often error-filled and sometimes painful, especially on inside duals.

Make the next step a Mash-Up

Transit agencies across the nation are getting creative in their integration of proven technologies that include WiFi and cellular networks, GPS, smartphones, surveillance cameras, accelerometers, motion detectors and software to ensure passenger safety and decrease costs and legal liabilities. Call it a mash-up.

Eliminate head counts by hand tally

Technology is improving the ride for passengers and simplifying management tasks for transit operators at a very rapid pace. Wireless communication and embedded systems such as monitoring diagnostics and advanced GPS services are the new keys to improved bus capabilities.

Technology alone can’t get it done

None of the good-to-great companies began their transformations with pioneering technology, yet they all became pioneers in its application once they grasped how it fit into the operation.