Academy Bus announced the launch of its first Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Coaches from Daimler Coaches North America, the first of 10 to be added to the company’s fleet this year.
Academy Bus also plans to add 20 additional charter buses this year, the first expansion of their fleet since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company's news release.
“Academy Bus has been a long-time operator of Daimler brand coaches, and we are thrilled to continue that decades-long partnership with a number of new motor coach vehicles,“ said Francis Tedesco, CEO of Academy Bus. “This new Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Coach is emblematic of the comfort and luxury we strive to provide our clients, and we are looking forward to hearing the reviews from customers as more of these coaches get on the road."
Meet the Tourrider Coach
The Tourrider Coach, unveiled in 2021, was designed for the North American market. Equipped with in-house-made seats and a host of features, the three-axle high-deck coach is also the first motorcoach outfitted with Daimlers’ Active Brake Assist-5 emergency braking system.
The automated emergency stop system detects and responds to pedestrians and stationary objects immediately, regardless of driver response or reaction.
“Academy’s input and experience during the design phase of our coach have been instrumental,” said Thomas Rohde, president/CEO of Daimler Coaches North America. “We are happy to see the first Mercedes-Benz Tourriders in Academy’s fleet and are thankful for the trust in our product and in our company.”
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