Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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Citybus NewGen
 
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Scenario: Europe
Vehicle: Bus
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Jun 18, 2017 @ 1:18pm
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Description
Short description:

The 'NewGen' Citybus was designed by H&S Coaches, a Fusion of Hess, a swiss bus builder, and Stadler Rail, a swiss train manufacturer. This bus is made of carbon fibre and aluminium - because of that, it is very lightweight. The Citybus has a powerful electric drive which allows it to reach 62 mph / 100 km/h. It is an automatically driven bus controlled by a datacenter, the energy supply is provided by inductive loops in the street's pavement.
On the inside, there is a big multi purpose area with 2 entrances and wheelchair ramps for all kind of passengers. Additional feature is the panorama-view glass roof which allows the passengers to catch a view of the cityscape.

Details:

(Game-)Specification
  • Max. Speed: 100km/h
  • Power: 435 PS
  • Capacity: 23 passengers (ingame)
  • weight: 8t
  • Available since 2032
  • several levels of detail
  • high resolution DDS-texture
  • animated doors, ramps and vent
  • light effects and changing destination displays
  • individual sounds

Historical Background
In 2017, the city council of Schaffhausen (Switzerland) decided to buy a complete new fleet of electric busses[www.stadt-schaffhausen.ch] for the "Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen". During the following years, a first generation of electric busses with an overhead loading system was bought. In 2029 it was decided to buy another generation of busses. This should provide enough busses to enlarge the bus lines in more adjacent villages. Excperiences with the first generation of electric busses showed some problems with the overhead loading system. The loading time at the bus stops isn't long enough.
Due to this problem, the second generation of electric busses uses a loading system with inductive loading.
There are some other specified requirements:

The requirements
  • barrier-free access
  • big multi-use area for wheelchairs, prams and bicycles
  • comfortable seats with great leg-freedom
  • emission-free electric drive
  • autonomous control with monitoring by the traffic control center
  • comprehensive information systems for passengers in and around the vehicle


The NewGen busses fulfill all these requirements and the city council considers to buy more NewGen busses.

The manufacturer
H&S Coaches (founded in 2025) is a consortium of two well-known vehicle manufacturers from Switzerland

1882 the Hess AG[www.hess-ag.ch] was founded in Bellach. HESS produces various busses, mostly for Switzerland.
Stadler Rail AG[www.stadlerrail.com] was founded in 1942 and offers various (cutom-made) rail vehicles. Stadler has a lot of experience with light-weight aluminium carriages.

Trivia
This is an entry for the modding competition in "futuristic vehicle".

Thanks
This bus wouldn't exist without my modding partner Licaon. I thank you for all you have contributed to the success of this bus.
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12 Comments
YoshiDE  [author] Jul 14, 2017 @ 2:49am 
@Colonel Success: There are some people over at transportfever.net , who are making steam locomotives. I have more open projects that i'll finish first.
Stena Britannica Jul 9, 2017 @ 7:28am 
@YoshiDE - Wanna make a train? Whaddaya say about a typical Holocaust loco? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Locomotive_BR41-360.jpg/1024px-Locomotive_BR41-360.jpg
Enzojz Jun 19, 2017 @ 3:26pm 
COLOR RUN! XD
hlmvy Jun 19, 2017 @ 1:28pm 
Yeah I think you better wait until the contest is over for an update. Looking forwad to it! :)
YoshiDE  [author] Jun 19, 2017 @ 1:23pm 
@Mar(io) Vielen Dank! Es freut mich, dass jemand meinen "Roman" gelesen hat :) Ich finde ein bisschen Kontext schadet nie, macht das ganze etwas plausibler.

@hlmvy: Thanks for your Feedback. Maybe I'll improve some of the points after the contest, ok?
For now i will let the bus as it is, as modifing the mod might be a reason to be disqualified.
hlmvy Jun 19, 2017 @ 12:26pm 
- I like the retro style on the backside. But it's nowhere to be found on the front? The front should match the back. Also give it some large headlights to get that retro style going on that futuristic bus. Maybe a fake 50's styled grill? Some chrome details perhaps?
- The wheels I really hope will be fixed. Perhaps nick a pair of wheels from one of the vanilla buses and add some chrome texture?
- The brushed aluminum looks great! It'll look more futuristic if the Line name and number was like a turquoise or purple colour.
- The glass roof whould be shaded to protect it from turning the bus into a greenhouse.
- Paint job: I like rainbows, but that just looks weird.
This bus has a lot of potential :)
Mar(io) Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:51am 
Wow ... schönes Model! Vor allem gefällt mir auch das du das ganze in einen Realen Kontext gestellt hast :D Da lohnt sich sogar das Lesen der Beschreibung mal :)
YoshiDE  [author] Jun 19, 2017 @ 6:55am 
Sorry, i messed up description and name in the code. It is fixed now :)
James Jun 19, 2017 @ 4:22am 
Yea this bugs out the bus buy menu, please fix
Rednas Jun 19, 2017 @ 3:51am 
The picture in game is just text and will take most of the screen up.
This needs to be fixed asap. Otherwise it looks amazing