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BusCon 2019 product spotlight preview

Posted on September 5, 2019 by METRO Staff

Abilitrax
Abilitrax
AbiliTrax

The AbilityBus package is a complete public transit application equipped with AbiliTrax flooring, flexible seating, and the state-of-the-art Shift N Step Dual Access Lift System, which allows full entry for both wheelchair and ambulatory customers with one OEM door opening. Transits have increased rider efficiency while decreasing the cost of ownership by pairing the Ford Transit equipped with AbilityBus packages and Shift N Step. www.abilitrax.com

Booth #201

Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission

Wear and tear on a city bus is relentless, drivers need a transmission that allows you to move passengers confidently, staying on schedule and out of the shop. When people have places to go, an Allison gets riders where they need to be. www.allisontransmission.com

Booth # 428

BYD
BYD
BYD

BYD offers the largest selection of transit and coach buses, including the popular C9M 40-foot coach. Its partnership with Green Technology Leasing provides leasing options with no up-front costs and payments as low as $4,900 per month. www.BYD.com/bus

Booth #237

Cummins

Cummins
Cummins

Cummins’ Battery Electric System (BES) is an all-electric powertrain for the transit bus market. Designed with Cummins proprietary lightweight battery packs, the system comes standard with 444 kWh battery capacity, but can be scaled in 74 kWh increments. Its on-board telemetry for remote diagnostics is compatible with AC or DC charging, reaching a full charge in less than four hours. The BES is currently available through launch partner GILLIG. www.cummins.com

Booth #418

Curis
Curis
CURIS

CURIS’ hydrogen peroxide fogging system is a safe, portable decontamination method. Using patented technology, it delivers high-level, no-touch disinfection to kill germs and eliminate odors. At just 36 lbs., this system treats dangerous germs with a full-coverage fog. Whether defending your fleet for pandemic readiness or protecting against route interruption due to illness, the EPA-registered system leaves no harmful residues. www.curis.com

Booth #319

Diga-Talk Plus

Diga-Talk Plus
Diga-Talk Plus

Diga-Talk Plus provides portable handheld and In-vehicle mobile two-way radios with nationwide ptt on our 4G LTE secured data network. Giving users the ability to connect locally, regionally and nationwide with no range limitations. www.digatalkplus.com

Booth #315

DoubleMap Inc.
DoubleMap Inc.
DoubleMap, Inc.

DoubleMap’s reservations feature allows passengers to reserve their bus seat ahead of time. Users can manage their seat reservations and confidently know they have a seat for the day and time they need. www.doublemap.com

Booth #113

Embassy Bus by SVO Group

Embassy
Embassy

Embassy Bus’s E-Series and M-Series buses by SVO Group Inc. are designed to set new standards of quality, durability. From batteries to lift systems, to exclusive vacuum-infused fiberglass, weight-saving composite floors, and adhesives, Embassy buses are ready to roll and built to last. www.embassybus.com

Booth #501

Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Systems Inc.

Gatekeeper is a leading provider of high-resolution video security and safety systems for mobile applications to transit authorities, school transportation, first responders, military and marine markets. Our industry-leading Incident Management Software synchronizes real-time video, GPS mapping, audio and vehicle sensors to create a total picture of operations. With these technologies, detecting, analyzing and responding to safety and security threats is made easy. www.gatekeeper-systems.com

Booth #116

General Motors

GM
GM

When it comes to transit or shuttle bus applications, the Chevrolet Express and the GMC Savana are ideal choices for business or community transportation needs. Available with 6.0L gasoline or gaseous CNG-/LPG-capable V8 engine, they offer smooth handling with long-arm/short-arm independent front suspension. www.gmfleet.com

Booth #137

Globus
Globus
Globus Electronics

Globus Electronics specializes in customizing electronic controllers for light and heavy commercial vehicles. Globus provides solutions primarily for temperature control, engine cooling, and cabin automation for the North American bus market. www.globuselectronics.com

Booth #920

Heavy Haulers

Heavy Haulers
Heavy Haulers

Heavy Haulers offers reliable transportation service for buses of all sizes, with insurance up to $1 million dollars of cargo coverage to protect assets. The company knows what it takes to safely load and unload buses to minimize damages, as well as keeping costs down without compromising. www.heavyhaulers.com

Booth #325

Intermotive Vehicle Controls
Intermotive Vehicle Controls
Intermotive Vehicle Controls

The FlexSpeak™ automated voice annunciator system allows for configurable audio messages for driver, passenger, or external announcements. When integrated with the FlexTech™ control system, messages are triggered based on CAN data inputs. Non-FlexTech applications include eight input triggers. www.intermotive.net

Booth #214

Lippert Components

Lippert Components
Lippert Components

Lippert Components is a supplier of highly engineered components to the mobile and leisure transportation industries and the largest supplier of windows to the school bus industry in North America. Backed by its advanced machinery and state-of-the-art facilities, the company manufactures a wide range of window and door designs to meet any specification. www.lci1.com

Booth #430

Liquid Spring
Liquid Spring
LiquidSpring

A smart suspension that automatically and instantaneously changes the spring stiffness and damping at each individual wheel in response to road and driving conditions. When the road’s rough, the ride is soft and smooth. The suspension stiffens to provide stability and eliminate rolling during sharp turns, corners, or emergency evasive maneuvers. The onboard processor enables the suspension to adapt without driver intervention for a fluid, seamless experience. www.liquidspring.com

Booth #425

MobilityTRANS

Mobility Trans
Mobility Trans

Manufactures 18- to 22-foot vans and small buses, meeting or exceeding all Federal and internal standards, for ADA paratransit, hotel/airport shuttles, and prisoner transport. Designs have one of the industries safest and most corrosion-resistant dual-leaf bus doorways. New features include a Flex-i-Trans Floor system. Delivers to all 50 states and all territories through its dealer network. www.mobilitytrans.com

Booth #625

Mobility Climate Control

MCC’s newest line member Eco 136e completes the portfolio of compact and super-efficient roof mount HVAC systems designed to meet all OEM bus requirements. www.mcc-hvac.com

Booth #831

MCI
MCI

MotorCoach Industries

MCI’s new 35-foot J3500 coach features all the styling and performance of the 45-foot MCI J4500. The new, compact two-axle model also has the J4500 front and drive axle (no tag), and best-in-class payload capacity with underfloor baggage space featuring two baggage bays and common doors. The J3500 seats up to 44 passengers with interiors that match the J4500 model, and top maneuverability among all 35-foot vehicles. www.mcicoach.com

Booth #413

Pro-Vision

Pro-vision
Pro-vision

The new camera is the smallest tamperproof HD bus camera in the industry, with many others being 10 or more times larger, and features the industry’s best video quality, widest field-of-view, and best audio quality. www.provisionusa.com

Booth #925

Proterra
Proterra
Proterra

Proterra Energy™ fleet solutions is a full suite of options that enable turnkey delivery of a complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets, including design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization. With this solution, operators of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets such as transit bus and school bus, can lower upfront cost, reduce risk, and simplify the transition to electric vehicles. www.proterra.com/energy-services/

Booth #101

Rosco
Rosco
ROSCO Vision Systems

MOR-Vision® is the company’s signature line of integrated mirror/monitors for buses. No driver input is required, and the camera view is activated when the driver shifts the bus into reverse. Buses equipped with MOR-Vision® have options for multiple cameras and automatic monitor view changes based on the operational conditions of the bus. STSM830DX is the latest convex MOR-Vision® mirror/monitor, convex glass with a 10-inch monitor. The convex MOR-Vision® options allow for a wider field of view for better coverage. www.roscovision.com

Booth #830

Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain Thin Film division will present several new film products for the bus OEM and replacement markets. The featured product at BusCon 2019 is the Graffitigard 4PLUS anti-vandalism film. It is a durable, optically clear tear-off film, which consists of four film layers that can be quickly and easily removed in seconds. Other products include SFIR films and a selection of “retrofit market” solar and safety films. www.saint-gobain.com

Booth #229

Samsara
Samsara
Samsara

Samsara provides sensor platforms for connected operations. Over 10,000 organizations worldwide, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, use Samsara’s connected sensors and software to improve the safety, efficiency, and quality of their fleet operations. www.samsara.com

Booth #230

TAPTCO
TAPTCO

Transit & Paratransit Company

Since FTA now requires transit agencies to have a comprehensive Safety Management System and FMCSA has Entry Level Diver Training Requirments. Transit and Paratransit company offers a complete re-creation of TAPTCO courses to be FTA & FMCSA compliant. www.taptco.com

Booth #717

Vivotek
Vivotek

VIVOTEK

VIVOTEK’s new MD9581-H is a compact 5MP Full HD 20M IR 3-axis mobile dome network camera offering up to 30 fps at 2560X1920 resolution. It is EN50155 2017 TO2-compliant and specifically geared towards a wide range of transport applications such as buses, trains, and other vehicles. The coupling of the camera’s rugged design, built to ensure durability, and superior image quality make it ideal for optimizing mobile surveillance and maximizing safety for all drivers and passengers. www.vivotek.com

Booth #416

Veritech
Veritech
Veritech Inc.

Our new oil pressure sensors feature a welded pressure chamber to stop leak-through failures and the associated road calls. www.veritech.cc

Booth #424

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