Today, many global automakersmoving in the direction of reducing emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere, releasing environmentally friendly solutions in the form of all-electric personal and public transport. South Korean company Hyundai Motor is not far behind in this direction. The next step in reducing pollution will be the release of a two-story all-electric bus, which the developer presented yesterday at the Land Science and Technology Exhibition, Infrastructure and Technology Fair 2019 (Fair Fair).
Environmentally friendly public transportation
"A double-decker electric bus isenvironmentally friendly vehicle optimized for current global environmental trends. This transport will ultimately not only significantly improve the environmental situation in cities, but also improve the problem of urban traffic for the better due to its ability to carry significantly more passengers per train compared to regular buses, ”said Bien Wu Hwan, a Hyundai representative. .
Massive double-decker bus length 12.99 metersand a height of 3.99 meters has an independent suspension system on the front axle, which allows to increase the level of comfort when driving. According to official data, the new bus, developed by the company for 18 months, can carry up to 70 passengers. On the first floor there are 11 seats, on the second - 59. Unfortunately, the company does not indicate the number of standing places, but it can be assumed that the potentially South Korean “double-decker” is able to take up to 80 passengers.
In addition to the usual seats in the bus there is a place.to accommodate two wheelchairs. For the convenience of passengers with disabilities, there is an automatic retractable ramp, and the floor of the bus is quite low relative to the road.
The company notes that its engineers agreedthe operation of the rear wheel steering system with a similar front axle system, thereby achieving a significant optimization of the steering characteristics.
Autonomy of the two-storeyed Hyundai electric busprovides a block of high-performance polymer batteries with water cooling capacity of 384 kW · h. According to the manufacturer, the power reserve of an electric bus on one charge can be up to 300 kilometers, and a full battery charge takes only 72 minutes.
The manufacturer also notes in the novelty a number of technologies designed to make it easier for drivers to control this machine:
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) - optimizes the work of internal systems, stabilizing the position of the vehicle on the roadway and improving dynamic performance;
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - uses the front camera to detect obstacles on the road and helps to avoid impact due to autonomous braking;
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) - recognizes road markings and helps to avoid ramps into the oncoming lane;
With regards to the start of production of two-storyUnfortunately, the company didn’t clarify anything about the electric buses and the timing of their operation. Most likely, the first copies of this bus will appear in the cities of South Korea.
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