Elektrobit Powers First Driverless Bus On Public Roads

Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting-edge, embedded technology solutions for the automotive industry, and Netherlands-based digital map provider Mapscape, today announced their contributions to WEpods, the world’s first completely autonomous shuttle buses that will use public roads. EB and Mapscape together provided an enhanced electronic horizon solution for assisting in motion prediction and path […]

Navistar First To Market With Eaton Procision Dual-Clutch Transmissions

Navistar today announced that it will be first-to-market with the Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch transmissions for its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE series school buses, available in late 2015. Based on Eaton’s testing, the new 7-speed transmissions deliver a significant fuel economy advantage compared to a similarly equipped vehicle with a torque converter automatic transmission. […]

Scania Comes to Conquer

By T Murrali Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Limited commissioned its bus manufacturing facility recently in Narasapura, near Bangalore, where it has its truck manufacturing unit. With this Scania’s investments in India has reached Rs 300 crore. Scania from Sweden had inaugurated its truck manufacturing facility in October 2013. At present it has a capacity to produce 2,500 […]

Daimler opens new bus plant in Colombia

Daimler now manufactures Mercedes-Benz bus chassis in the new bus plant in Funza (Bogotá metro area) for Colombia future exports to neighbouring countries are planned Installed capacity will be 4,000 units per year Daimler is preparing for demand for bus rapid transit mobility solutions and regular buses in the region With five production sites, Daimler […]

XALT Energy to supply Lithium Titanate Batteries to Chinese Bus Maker HK Group

XALT Energy, LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, has announced that it has signed a global exclusive agreement with Hybrid Kinetic Group “HK Group” of China for the supply of its Lithium Titanate (LTO) batteries from its manufacturing facilities in Midland for all-electric buses in China. Production is expected to begin during […]

Scania commissions first bus facility in India

Keeping its commitment toexpand operations in India, Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Limited today announced the inauguration of its bus manufacturing facility in Narasapura near Bangalore. Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari, will officially inaugurate the plant on March 31, 2015. The bus manufacturing plant’s current capacity is about 1,000 units per year and will employ 300 people in its first year. Martin Lundstedt, President […]