Bus

American Seating unveils transit seats with USB power outlets

Posted on May 17, 2016

American Seating unveiled an industry first at the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference this week: USB ports debuting on the company’s Vision® seats. Vision serves the city service (public transit) market. While power outlets have been on motorcoach bus vehicles for several years now, public transit has been waiting for this technology – until now.
 
The 4.2-amp total output, dual-outlet, USB-device charger is featured on the Vision seat. The easily accessible charger features a LED power-on indicator and an optional protective cover. People riding on buses with such seats can use the buses as “mobile charging stations” for their phones, tablets and hybrid laptop computers.

“Public transportation vehicles are another place where people work on their computers, or read the news or watch video on their smart phones and other devices. We continually are researching what designs and products will serve the commuting workforce and the general population. Integrating USB device chargers into our seating solutions meets the needs of today’s tech-savvy riders,” said Doug Oswald, director of marketing - transportation at American Seating.

The Vision seats on display at the APTA conference will include American Seating’s VR-50® cushion, plush-padded cushion with back extension and non-upholstered options.

American Seating also will showcase its InSight® and Q’POD® product lines at the APTA conference.
 

The full InSight product offering will be on display with the VR-50® cushion, plush-padded cushion with back extension and non-upholstered (INSIGHT-PRIME™ and INSIGHT-PRIME+™) versions.
 
Q’POD will feature American Seating’s thinnest (closed envelope) InSight flip-up seat, which creates an extra three inches of space per side in the ADA area of a transit vehicle.
 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus earns APTA Gold Safety, Security Award

BBB has steadily decreased its preventable accident rate from 2.21 accidents per 100,000 miles in fiscal year 2015 to 1.83 accidents per 100,000 miles in FY 2017.

Forest River returns to BusCon 2018 as Platinum Sponsor

The company will mark its return with a nearly 7,000 square-foot booth, showcasing a range of vehicles suitable for a variety of public and private sector transportation providers.

NYCT orders 108 Xcelsior 60-foot New Flyer buses

The order adds 216 equivalent units to New Flyers firm order backlog.

KCATA lands Small Starts grant for MAX line

The new Prospect MAX will feature interactive kiosks with real-time arrival information, public Wi-Fi, ticket vending machines, level boarding platforms, and reduced travel times.

Wash.'s Community Transit BRT line lands $43.2M grant

The Green Line will connect major employment and residential centers, including Canyon Park, Paine Field, and Mill Creek Town Center.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close