Conceptual tram-bus design revealed in Milan

9 June 2015  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Van Hool is due to unveil the latest conceptual design for a tram-bus at UITP World Congress 2015 in Milan.

Conceptual tram-bus revealed in Milan

Bus manufacturer Van Hool will showcase designs for the Exqui.City concept model or so-called ‘tram-bus’ at UITP 2015. The model hopes to provide passengers and public transport companies with comfortable, punctual, flexible, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective vehicles.

The Exqui.City has been redesigned with extended windows stretching from the ceiling to almost the floor line allowing more light to enter the passenger cabin creating a greater sense of space. Internally, the use of wheel-hub engines optimises the available surface of the lowered floor, offering a 100 percent plane floor along the full length of the vehicle and a larger standee capacity. A characteristic feature of the vehicle’s interior lay-out is the addition of a large flip down cross bench. All seats and benches are covered with new, more durable environmentally friendly materials. The vehicles interior also incorporates changeable RGB LED lights giving the driver the option of controlling the vehicles atmosphere and the addition of WiFi and USB ports for charging mobile devices.

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A centralised 22 inch touchscreen installed on the dashboard is equipped with the latest optical touch sensor technology where all control functions are operated and interior and exterior camera images are displayed.

Conceptual tram-bus revealed in Milan

 

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