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NOV-DEC 2014

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18 < m ETRO m AGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 Show Floor Highlights APTA EXPO 2014 APOLLO VIDEO TECHNOLOGY The RoadRunner HD™ mobile video recorder is offered in several compatible and interchangeable formats for recording up to 16 channels of High Definition Internet Protocol or analog cameras with audio. It is equipped with all of the features of an IP system, but in an easily accessible plug-and-play format that allows simple installation and programming with no networking expertise. BYD BYD's Brendan Riley introduced public transportation's "escape from the dark ages" when unveiling the company's new 60-foot, battery- electric articulated bus. Utilizing BYD's proprietary iron-phosphate battery, the high-capacity, high- load vehicle produces zero emissions, runs 170-plus miles on a single charge, delivers 3,000Nm of torque and integrates easily with any existing fleet. The vehicle is designed and built at BYD's Lancaster, Calif. factory and is FMVSS-, ADA- and Buy America- compliant. Riley was joined by the vice mayor of Lancaster, Calif., Marvin Crist, who touted BYD for bringing jobs to the area along with cutting-edge technology to help the city work toward improving its environmental footprint. CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.'s NGV Easy Bay is a code-compliant fabric barrier system utilizing an industrial curtain that's more affordable than installing a concrete, masonry or drywall barrier in a maintenance garage. The NGV Easy Bay system offers benefits such as accommodating single-bay projects or large buildings as well as turnkey design and installation services by Clean Energy. ESPAR Espar featured both cooling and heating systems on the show floor. The company's AC 353 Narrow comes in a range of sizes and cooling capacities and features a compact, modular design and reduction in leakage potential, thanks to a semi- hermetic refrigerant circuit. Meanwhile, the Hydronic M-II heater can be mounted in different positions and angles for installation flexibility, while the system's self-diagnostics improve ease of operation and maintenance. GILLIG Gillig's BRTPLUS features a sleek, aerodynamic design that incorporates a raked-back front cap blended into a full length, contoured roofline. It is available in 29-, 35- and 40- foot lengths and can be powered by diesel, hybrid or compressed natural gas. ABC COMPANIES ABC Companies paired with New Flyer to serve as the exclusive distributor of New Flyer's MiDi and Xcelsior transit bus models to U.S. private bus and shuttle operators. The New Flyer MiDi is a mid-sized, low-floor, clean diesel powered bus that is ideal for use in community, airport, university and hotel shuttle services. Available in 30- and 35-foot lengths, the streamlined design of the MiDi provides greater maneuverability while maintaining accessibility for passengers with one or two doors and a 1:6 slope wheelchair ramp. MiDi was developed through a joint venture with Alexander Dennis and is based on its E200 design with over 16,000 vehicles deployed worldwide. 4ONE The SplitFlip in Gemini ultra-lightweight provides optimal versatility for bus seating configurations. The space saving flip- up feature can accommodate varying combinations for added floor space, strollers, shopping carts and much more. Single, easy flip-down motion returns seat to standard passenger seating capacity. The seat comes with tough-to- cut vandal resistant and interchangeable inserts. It also has removable grab rails, hidden fasteners and a space saving shape. BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION Showcased the BART "Fleet of the Future" metro car mockup, featuring a reconfigured interior layout designed to maximize seating, openness and comfort. Other new features include comfortable easy-to- clean seats with lumbar support; interior and exterior digital displays showing passenger info; a better-quality public address system; more doors for faster boarding and improved onboard security cameras. ALSTOM TRANSPORT Alstom Transport's knowledge and innovation team debuted new virtual training simulators to the North American market including the new oculus 3D virtual reality headset, which simulates being in the driver's seat of a high-speed train traveling over 250 mph. The driving simulator enabled participants to emulate the operation of a Citadis light rail vehicle through acceleration, deceleration and emergency braking in a virtual reality setting. These simulators are the next generation of training tools that will help train rail operators in a safe, controlled environment. Alstom Transport/ TOMA - V.Baillais

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