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  • Exciting, safe and comfortable. This is how passengers describe commuting on a self-driving bus. Their feedback provides important insights into the transport system of the future.

  • As part of a complete electromobility solution, Volvo Buses has started a six-month passenger trial of two electric buses in partnership with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The trial builds on its successful tests in hot climate markets in Europe and Latin America.

  • Volvo Buses, together with Västtrafik and Chalmers University of Technology, has investigated how passengers feel about travelling on a self-driving bus and how they believe autonomous solutions will affect future commuting. The study is the first to be conducted with a 12-metre bus for city traffic.

  • 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Volvo’s innovative automated manual transmission. Brazilian coach company TransAcácia Turismo tackles varied terrain on its charters. For them, I-Shift has improved safety and comfort for both passengers and drivers. It has also led to significantly reduced fuel and maintenance costs.

  • Public transport operator Transdev has ordered 200 buses. The majority are Volvo 8900 RLE buses and 39 of them are Volvo 9700 DD, double deckers for operation in regional traffic north of Stockholm. The double deck coaches will serve a popular commuter route into the capital.

  • The order is testament to Volvo Buses’ strong market presence in the city and its close partnership with KMB, Hong Kong’s largest bus operator. It follows the delivery of 40 Volvo B8L units in late 2020 and will take the total number of Volvo B8L double deck buses in traffic to 500.

  • Volvo Buses is expanding its electromobility offer worldwide. With the launch of the new Volvo BZL Electric chassis, Volvo Buses provides a solid platform for sustainable and efficient public transport in cities around the world, along with reliable and profitable operations for customers.

  • A total of 166 new buses will be delivered to Sweden and Norway in 2022-23. Global transport operator Keolis has purchased 114 buses, and mid-sized Norwegian operator Setesdal Bilruter has confirmed its order of 52 units.

  • Volánbusz, the largest bus operator in Hungary, has chosen Volvo Buses to supply 50 Volvo 8900 LE buses following a competitive tender process involving several potential partners. Delivery is set for the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • The trio of orders placed by Nobina, the largest bus operator in the Nordic countries, totals 122 Volvo 7900 Electric and 7900 Electric Articulated electric buses. Deliveries to Gothenburg, Malmö and Hässleholm in southern Sweden will take place in 2022-23.

  • In a unique study, Chalmers University of Technology and Volvo Buses have investigated how bus drivers react to an autonomous driver support system that enables buses to dock at bus stops. The results show a high level of acceptance and many benefits, including a better working environment and increased safety.

  • End users play an important role when Volvo Buses develops autonomous solutions. In a scientific study initiated by Volvo Buses, Chalmers University of Technology has investigated how bus drivers experience autonomous driver support that takes over when approaching a bus stop. “With this system, I can focus more on safety. It will be an improvement for both me and the passengers,” says Albert Melo, one of the drivers in the study.

  • Every day, Yeap Transport Pte Ltd transports up to 12,000 children to and from school in Singapore. Safety is of utmost importance, which is why the company is looking to invest in more Volvo buses and implement the latest technologies, including Safety Zones around schools.

  • Sierre in Switzerland has tailored it full hybrid fleet to all of its city bus routes using an innovative application of geofencing technology. The Volvo connected solution, Environmental Zones, has resulted in the buses spending half of their operating time in quiet, emission-free electric mode. But how does the technology work, and can it be applied in other urban areas seeking more sustainable public transport?

  • Electric buses continue to take an increasing share of public transport systems. To ensure availability and uptime, Volvo Buses now offers its useable energy commitment as a business solution. This means that Volvo Buses guarantees capacity for an agreed amount of energy for the operation – throughout the contract period.

  • For Volvo Buses, safety is so much more than developing innovative solutions and protecting drivers and passengers. It also encompasses other road users. Tomas Forsberg, new Safety Manager, talks about Volvo Buses’ holistic approach to traffic safety.

  • Public transport operator BERNMOBIL has awarded Volvo Buses for the delivery of full hybrid articulated and solo buses. The single order of 36 self-charging hybrid electric buses is the largest of its kind for Volvo Buses in Switzerland. The Volvo 7900 S-Charge buses will be delivered from January 2022 to June 2022.

  • Volvo Buses continues to electrify public transport in cities all over Europe. With 29 new Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, Aarhus in Denmark, has taken an important step towards its ambition of having a C02-neutral city bus fleet.

  • In the summer, Volvo's electric buses will begin operating in the Norwegian town of Bodø. They will be the first to provide scheduled services north of the Arctic circle. At the same time, Volvo is also testing its electric buses in warm climates as part of challenging test programmes in Spain and Mexico, among other places.

  • Volvo Buses’ electromobility solutions to enable cities around the world to become more sustainable, have now reached Latin America with the testing of the Volvo 7900 Electric bus in Mexico City.

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