EBSF aimed at developing a new generation of urban bus system adapted to the specificities of European cities. EBSF acted therefore as a driver to increase the attractiveness and raise the image of bus systems in urban and suburban areas, by means of developing new technologies on vehicles and infrastructure in combination with operational best practices, and testing them in real operational scenario within eight European cities.
The European Bus System of the Future was an intelligent system (making efficient use of information, and providing different bus system solutions adapted to specific needs of all stakeholders) with innovative vehicles (providing improved comfort and accessibility for drivers and passengers, and making smart use of energy on board) integrated in the European Urban scenarios (adapted to different modern and historical cities, taking into account future mobility trends, featuring new services for passengers and operators, and being the core part of the whole transport network).
EBSF joint work of PT stakeholders representing all the categories produced tangible results like the design of a new driver workplace implemented on urban buses, an European standard for communication bus-backoffice and others.
- Duration: September 2008 – April 2013
- Budget: 26 million € (16 million € co-funded)
- Coordinator: UITP, International Association for Public Transport
- Partners: ACTIA, ASSTRA, ATAC ROMA, ATM, ATV VERONA, BERENDS-CONSULT, BIS BREMERHAVEN, BKV, BREMERHAVEN BUS, CEIT,CERTU, CHALMERS, CRF, CRTM, D’APPOLONIA, DICEA, DIGIGROUP, EVOBUS/MERCEDES, FIT CONSULTING, FRAUNHOFER, HOGIA, HÜBNER, IFSTTAR, INEO SYSTRANS, INIT, IVECO IRISBUS, LES TRANSPORTS, L'URBANISME ET LES CONSTRUCTIONS, MAN, NANTES MÉTROPOLE, PE INTERNATIONAL, PILOTFISH, RATB, RATP, SCANIA, TEC, TEKIA, TIS, TRANSYT UPM, UITP, UNEW, UNIVERSITY OF ROME 3, UTP, VASTTRAFFIK GOTHENBURG, VDV, VERI, VOLVO, VULTRON
EBSF was an initiative of the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development, coordinated by DG-RTD.