03/26/2019

 


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  Dallas' Prime Limo adds motorcoaches to luxury line

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Owner Faizan Dolani got his start on prom night, when he rode in a luxurious limo and realized what a business niche that could be. He bought a 2001 Lincoln Town Car before graduating high school and started driving. Ten years later, he's outgrown the mini buses, he said.

"The demand (for motorcoaches) is there, he said. "We've been running mini coaches and see the need for a larger vehicle. It's a leap of faith that I think is worth it."

It's a move that allows the executive and event transport company to explore deeper relationships with the Dallas area's biggest clients, made easier by the J4500's interior touches. Dolani invested in MCI's RGB programmable lighting option that allows groups, companies and sports teams to travel in comfort with their own colors in addition to plush leather seating


It's a move that allows the executive and event transport company to explore deeper relationships with the Dallas area's biggest clients, made easier by the J4500's interior touches. Dolani invested in MCI's RGB programmable lighting option that allows groups, companies and sports teams to travel in comfort with their own colors in addition to plush leather seating

Dolani also invested in the J4500's optional Bendix Fusion system, offering ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) with collision mitigation that integrates a forward-facing camera with vehicle recognition software that recognizes speed and traffic signs, detects stationary obstructions and signals safe lane changes. It's the reason Dolani is working on a web page right now dedicated to his company's new charter business and its safety and ADAS capabilities.

Customizing for the exact customer in mind is a tradition at Prime Limo, says Dolani. "Dallas is a very competitive market and I've been in it long enough to know what's going to sell," he says. "We custom-build all of our limos, keep up all our equipment and provide..........   READ MORE >

  Proterra's 35-foot Catalyst passes Altoona Testing with record battery capacity

From Metro:

Proterra announced that its Catalyst® E2 35-foot bus has successfully completed the safety, structural strength, and distortion tests at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center with 440 kWh of onboard energy storage, the most energy on board a 35-foot bus tested at Altoona.

The purpose built design of the Proterra Catalyst places batteries beneath the floor of the bus and outside the passenger compartment, with the option for additional battery packs on the roof. The distinct design creates a low center of gravity and enables more energy to be stored on board to increase power and range. With more energy on board and best-in-class fuel efficiency, Proterra vehicles continue to be ready to meet the daily mileage needs of nearly every transit route on a single charge, according to the company.


Proterra announced that its Catalyst® E2 35-foot bus has successfully completed the safety, structural strength, and distortion tests at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center with 440 kWh of onboard energy storage, the most energy on board a 35-foot bus tested at Altoona.

Designed and manufactured in Silicon Valley, Proterra battery systems are lightweight, compact, safe, and powerful. Proterra battery packs are made of strong and lightweight ballistic-grade materials designed to withstand the toughest conditions through rigorous battery and vehicle testing and validation programs.

Proterra has tested more battery-electric vehicles at Altoona than any other manufacturer and was the first electric vehicle manufacturer to complete Altoona testing with a battery-electric bus. Proterra also has a history of setting industry standards. Previously, the Proterra Catalyst® E2 Max bus exceeded the world record for driving the longest distance ever traveled by an electric vehicle on a......................   READ MORE >

  Report: Indiana School Bus Driver Speeding Before Crash With Garbage Truck

From School Bus Fleet:

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. - The crash report released by police on the March 6 crash between a school bus and garbage truck that injured 21 people finds that the bus driver was speeding and experienced a glare from the sun, WLWT reports.

As previously reported, 21 people, including 19 students, were injured after a school bus collided with a Rumpke garbage truck that was stopped on State Road 350.

Investigators said the bus driver told them he couldn’t see the garbage truck because of the sun and that when he tried to go around it, another vehicle was in the oncoming lane, according to WLWT. A motorist driving behind the bus said in the report that he was going about 50 mph before the crash, the news source reports.

Police said in the report that the bus should have been traveling slower because "speed shall be restricted as necessary to avoid colliding,"

 

As previously reported, 21 people, including 19 students, were injured after a school bus collided with a Rumpke garbage truck that was stopped on State Road 350.

The report also shows that as the bus approached the garbage truck, the road curved, and as the bus hit the truck, it pushed the truck forward 40 feet, the news source reports. The report said troopers retrieved cellphone information from both drivers and found no activity at the time of the crash, and that the garbage truck recorded video of two different viewpoints before and after the impact, according to WLWT.....   READ MORE >




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