Equip - Winter 2014 - (Page Cover1)
SPOTLIGHT ON: TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY
6 From Drawing
Motocoach designers and executives
tell how they bring
concepts to life.
It's not just nuts and
starts with how you
see the world.
How to harness
the power of these
ABA MEMBER SERVICES AND BENEFITS
THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
ABA MEMBERS NEED TO SUCCEED
from around ABA.
and driver overtime rules? No
at the Florida
AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION
TECHNOLOGY & SAFETY
What's new in motorcoaches for 2014?
Innovations in safety, comfort, quality of ride, fuel
economy, and amenities make a trip on a coach
one of the travel industry's peak experiences.
By David Widner
n decades past, if you asked travelers to name the
best way to get from Point A to B, most would,
without hesitation, have said air travel. After all,
flying was glamorous and luxurious-things bus
travel might not have been.
But these days, travelers dread air travel, from
claustrophobic cabins and limited amenities to
extensive wait times and fees for seemingly every
single thing. And good luck charging your phone or
computer on a plane, much less using it.
At the same time, motorcoach manufacturers are
remaking bus travel into the type of enjoyable and
sought-after luxury experience that air travel once was.
Every year, riding a motorcoach becomes safer, more
comfortable, and more passenger-centric. Meanwhile,
operators are realizing significant cost savings and a
return on investment.
Motorcoach manufacturers could have easily
settled for the status quo in product development.
After all, this is a stable travel industry sector that
has catered to daily runs on fixed routes. Instead,
they have brought innovation and imagination to
an ever expanding and diversifying service portfolio,
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