Better quality of life
A rational, cost-efficient bus system brings measurable mobility and environmental benefits. These in turn attract residents and businesses, leading to an improved economy and – ultimately – better quality of life.
A bus system can be implemented in stages, with minimal disruption to your city. It can also deliver a return on your investment faster than any other transportation system. Scania provides the competence you need right now to rapidly turn your vision of a better commute into reality.
A bus system offers cost-efficient mobility by using road space efficiently. Unlike rail, it can also be built on existing road infrastructure. Bus systems maintain higher average speeds and have higher passenger capacities than a traditional bus operation.
Diesel power without diesel fuel
Today, renewable fuels deliver cost-effective driveline performance and reliability that demanding customers expect while also significantly reducing CO2 emissions. Our robust drivelines and modular design technology give customers dependable, commercially viable options with six alternative fuels – some also available in combination with innovative hybrid technology.
5 things we learnt on 5 continents
Uptime is the only time that matters. Competitive total operating economy requires extremely high uptime. When we opened our South East Asian hub in 2004, we created both a local and regional support organisation. And through our global network we can provide a parts supply chain that means you don’t have to wait.
Get everyone on board. Introducing a BRT system in Johannesburg would solve the congestion problems caused by minibus taxis, but it would also take away the livelihoods of their operators. To win them over, these operators were included from the early planning stages. They were offered new jobs and opportunities in the system.
Travel in style. In many older European cities, aesthetics are as important as economics. In cooperation with Van Hool, we developed the Scania Van Hool Exqui.city. This is a high-capacity, articulated bus styled to look like a tram. It still runs on ordinary roads, but provides a striking look that combines new and old.
Stopping doesn’t have to slow you down. Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, is one of the most densely populated areas of one of the world’s largest cities. Scania articulated buses operate along a 21-kilometre, 42-stop route – arriving every minute during rush hour. Keeping up this pace meant taking ticketing off the bus. All payment is done before boarding, so that each stop only needs to last long enough for passengers to get on and off.
Next stop. In Adelaide, Scania buses travel at 100 km/h on the world’s fastest guided busway. These speeds are safe because the busway removes all other traffic elements. But what if we could do without the busway? Scania’s Research and Development Department is working on optical guidance systems that turn ordinary roads into guided busways.