Brussels Bus Week

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 25 Sep 2019
Monday 21 October 2019 at 09:00
Thursday 24 October 2019 at 17:00
Brussels, Belgium

During the week of 21 October 2019, UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is organising a host of dedicated events and training to bring you up to speed with the latest trends and developments in the bus and trolleybus sector.

UITP is collaborating with Busworld Europe to host the 2019 International Bus Conference across three days. This year's event will host over 15 conference sessions and a pass will allow unlimited access to Busworld Europe. A key challenge facing the bus sector is how to transform a bus company from being a traditional labour intensive business into a technology and resource driven enterprise. To address this, the International Bus conference will focus on both everyday operational aspects as well as looking at business opportunities beyond traditional bus operations. The key themes for the 2019 event are:

  • Electric and New Energy Buses
  • Everyday Operations
  • Bus Fundamentals
  • Business Growth
  • Bus Operations in Growing Economies

Conference

In addition to the International Bus conference, UITP is also hosting a one day conference on the topic of automated mobility on 24 October. Explore how fleets of shared automated vehicles can be integreated into public transport to offer an upgraded urban mobility system with better mobility options for all. The conference will address technical challenges of integrating AV services into public service operations, share international experiences of running AV pilots, and more. 

Standardised On-Road Test cycles methodology 

The final event of the week is an opportunity to look at the theory and application of the UTIP SORT methodology (Standardised On-Road Test cycles). This UTIP initiative first aimed to provide the bus sector with a standardised means of comparing the energy consumption of different buses when procuring at tender stage. This normlaised requirement allows bus operators, or any purchasing entitiy of a City or Public Transport Authority, to have access to comparative data regarding traction energy consumption and information on the optimal daily range for electric buses. 

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