European Bus Systems of the Future 2 (EBSF 2)

The European Bus System of the Future 2 (EBSF_2) project builds on the former EBSF. It aims to develop a new generation of urban bus systems by means of new vehicle technologies and infrastructures in combination with operational best practices, and testing them in operating scenarios within several European bus networks. The ambition to improve the image of the bus through solutions for increased efficiency of the system, mainly in terms of energy consumption and operational costs, as required by today’s economic situation.

The need for more cost-effective and energy efficient bus systems has led to the identification of a set of technological innovations and strategies with a strong potential to optimize mainly energy and thermal management of buses (in particular auxiliaries such as climate systems), green driver assistance systems, intelligent garage and maintenance processes, IT standard equipment and services.

Moreover, the solutions to be tested have been selected according to their technological maturity to ensure a short step for commercialisation after the end of the project. The collaboration between the main European bus manufacturers, leading suppliers and operators is expected to lead to that the results of the project will impact of he urban bus services. The partners expect an increase in the attractiveness of bus systems and the economic benefit with regard to the total operational costs.

Project leaders: Umberto Guida & Michele Tozzi, UITP

Partner organizations

  • The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) (Research Institute, France)
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) (Private, Finland)
  • Consortio Transportes Madrid (Public, Spain)
  • ACTIA Nordic, Linköping (Private, Sweden)
  • Hogia (Private, Sweden)
  • Västtrafik (Public, Sweden)
  • Asstra - Associazione Trasporti (Private, Italy)
  • Keolis Sverige AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Sapienza University of Rome (Academic, Italy)
  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
  • Régie autonome des transports parisiens (RATP) (Private, France)
  • International Association of Public Transport (UITP) (Private, Belgium)
  • CEIT - Centre of Studies and Technical Research (Research Institute, Spain)
Start date 01/06/2015
End date The project is closed: 30/04/2018

Published: Thu 03 Sep 2020.