As part of its effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, Hyundai Motor recently unveiled an electric double-decker bus.
The all-new electric double-decker 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.
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.
The bus is equipped with a 384 kWh water-cooled high-efficiency polymer battery, which according to the company has a maximum 300 km driving range on a single charge and a full charge can be completed in 72 minutes.
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.
Source: Press Release