Bus '92 : The Expanding Role of Buses Towards the Twenty-first Century - International Conference
The bus is still the most widely used form of public transport in the world. The contribution of an efficient public transport system in controlling road congestion and reducing environmental pollution is considerable. The international conference on Bus '92, organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and held at its headquarters in London in March 1992, brought together experts from all over the world to share their knowledge of bus design and operation. A wide range of topics was covered, including design for safety, low emissions through alternative fuels, ways of increasing passenger comfort, electronic developments and the different urban transport systems in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. The papers presented at the conference are contained in this volume.
- Paperback | 290 pages
- 200 x 250mm | 774g
- 01 Jan 1992
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Professional Engineering Publishing
- Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Table of contents
The climate of change - an introduction to Bus '92; business growth in the bus industry; the role of the bus in future United Kingdom transport policy; clean buses - the imperative for the 1990s; the natural gas L10 urban bus engine - an alternative fuel option; CNG low emission city buses; natural gas - the bus operator's viewpoint; chemical technology for fuels and lubricants in future bus transit applications; a procedure to measure on-road emissions from a city bus; design for safety; bus and coach safety in Spain; present status and future development of active and passive safety of buses; fire safety assessment of bus transportation; buses for everyone - a European perspective on changing attitudes and designs; the impact of European legislation on the British bus; PSV roadworthiness and enforcement - a value for money perspective; components for low floor buses; bus and coach multiplex applications - automotive data bus system; an advanced electronic control and diagnostic system for automatic transmission; air conditioning for double deck buses; automatic temperature control in comfortable coaches; passenger environment noise reduction for a city bus; a major bus operator in Hong Kong; developments down under - innovation in Australian buses and coaches; the high efficiency bus - answering the need for urban mobility; economics of bus operation in the 1990s; transport integration for urban wellbeing; the management of change in the United Kingdom bus industry - strategy, leadership and culture; mass transit in developing cities - the role of high performance bus systems; putting the bus back on the rails - the guided bus route to rapid transit; the trolleybus - friend or foe to light rapid transit; designing for accessibility - a manufacturing perspective; independent suspensions for coach and bus applications; R312 French flat floor city bus; bus and coach chassis design in a changing market.