1961-01-01

EUROPEAN BUS DEVELOPMENTS 610405

Review of general trends in European bus design after World-War II with special attention to the following questions:
  1. 1.
    Integral construction versus separate chassis and body construction.
  2. 2.
    Engine location.
  3. 3.
    Type of engine.
  4. 4.
    Type of transmission.
  5. 5.
    Type of suspension.
  6. 6.
    Styling.
Under each point examples of latest designs by leading European bus manufacturers will be presented.
Study of future trends in European bus design predicted from:
  1. 1.
    Consideration of road designs and traffic, safety and health regulations.
  2. 2.
    Competition from passenger cars - designing for higher comfort and passenger appeal.
  3. 3.
    Operating and maintenance requirements - designing for lower operating and maintenance costs.

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