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21 Jul 2016

SOLARIS AND JBM GROUP ESTABLISH JOINT VENTURE IN INDIA

SOLARIS AND JBM GROUP ESTABLISH JOINT VENTURE IN INDIA Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and Indian JBM Group have decided to establish a joint venture company in India. The strategic goals of the cooperation are development, sales and service maintenance of vehicles with alternative powertrains – electric and hybrid buses – for the Indian market. The JBM Solaris joint venture will be based in Delhi NCR, India and will capitalize on the strong reputation Solaris has developed as a provider of mass city transportation solutions and on JBM’s strength in the area of design and development to suit Indian requirements.



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18 Jul 2016

AUTOMATIC DRIVING FUTURISTIC MERCEDES-BENZ BUS OF TOMORROW

AUTOMATIC DRIVING FUTURISTIC MERCEDES-BENZ BUS OF TOMORROW It is a demo of its Future Bus with CityPilot, combining connectivity, camera and radar systems and is described by Mercedes as "a milestone on the way to the autonomous city bus." The Future Bus itself is based on the firm's 12-m (39-ft) long Citaro bus model and is powered by a 220-kW (299-hp) Mercedes-Benz OM 936 in-line six-cylinder engine. The CityPilot component is a technology platform that is layered on to the vehicle, affording it automated lane-keeping, longitudinal guidance, acceleration and braking functionalities. It builds upon the technology used by Mercedes' autonomous Actros truck.



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