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Hyundai Motor Introduces Electric Double-Decker Bus

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  • Operation of the 70-passenger electric bus improves traffic congestion and environment protection
  • 384kWh high-efficiency battery enables driving distance of 300 km with 72-minute full charging time
  • The bus will be equipped with various passenger-friendly features including added accessibility for the disabled

Hyundai Motor unveiled an electric double-decker bus which is a first of its kind for Hyundai, and is part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

The all-new electric double-decker bus is shown at the ‘Land, Infrastructure and Transport Technology Fair’ held in Korea, co-hosted by Hyundai and the national Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, lasting from May 29 to 31.

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To develop the company’s first electric double-decker bus, Hyundai worked for 18 months on a project supported by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, which began in 2017.

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The bus allows up to 70 passengers – 11 seats on the first floor and 59 seats on the second floor –, 1.5 times as many passengers as compared to that of a regular bus. Through the implementation of two fixed-in-space wheelchairs, an automatic sliding ramp and low floor design, the double-decker bus secures added accessibility for disabled and mobility impaired passengers.

The double-decker electric bus is an environmentally friendly vehicle optimized for global eco-friendly trends. This will not only ultimately improve the air quality, but also contribute greatly to easing commuting hour traffic congestion by accommodating more passengers.

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ByoungWoo HwangHead of Commercial Vehicle Advanced Engineering team at Hyundai Motor

Various advanced safety features are also equipped on the bus to ensure the safety of the passengers:

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) helps identify the driver’s intended driving direction and maintain the vehicle in control.
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) uses the car’s front-facing camera to help detect an imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking autonomously.
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) helps prevent accidental lane departure by sensing road markings.

Source: Hyundai

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