Cabildo unveils new fleet of CO2 and fuel-saving buses
President of Tenerife Cabildo, Pedro Martín presented the new 30 buses of TITSA – three of which are hybrid – in the framework of a pilot project.
He also revealed that the authority is working on an Island Mobility Plan.
These new buses will mean a significant reduction in CO2 and fuel savings in the public company’s fleet. The vehicles have engines with the latest advances and a gearbox which sets the gear based on the terrain orography. This combination reduces fuel consumption and noise levels, complying with the latest EURO 6 low pollution standard.
Likewise, the new vehicles incorporate a driving assis-tance system, ADAS, that identifies potentially dan-gerous situations, thanks to the camera located on the front of the bus, and that generates audiovisual alerts to avoid or mitigate a collision. The Mobileye or Advanced Driving Assistance System facilitates the work for drivers, since it acts as an eye without distractions that performs a constant analysis of the road.
In relation to accessibility, the renewed TITSA fleet has the latest advances such as lifting and lowering of the body that facilitate entry for people with reduced mobility, specific access for people in wheelchairs through lifting platforms and space reserved for them, pushbuttons with the word STOP and inscription in Braille and optical warnings for people with reduced vision, among others.
Vice President and Minister of Mobility, Roads and Innovation of the Island Council, Enrique Arriaga, said that “with the incorporation of these new buses, 75% of the TITSA fleet will be fully accessible, in addition to sustainable, and will include the latest advances in security and surveillance system with five video cameras ”. These cameras continuously record the interior. More than half of the vehicles now have this facility.”
The manager of TITSA, Jacobo Kalitovics, also stressed that “the new vehicles incor-porate other improvements to meet the needs of their users, such as Wifi, USB ports for recharging mobile devices and TFT technology screens.”