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Coach USA to trial GreenRoad technology on US bus fleet

ABR Staff Writer Published 22 April 2015

Coach USA is preparing to trail GreenRoad system on its subsidiary Megabus.com’s fleet of 2,400 buses across the US, targeting a 3% reduction in fuel consumption.

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The plan to install the eco-driving system on buses in the US comes following a successful pilot program in the UK where a 3% improvement in fuel efficiency was achieved.

Coach USA. CEO Dale Moser said: "We have invested a lot of time and effort in implementing the GreenRoad system on our buses in an ongoing effort to reduce our impact on the environment.

"Safety is always our number one priority and this program will not only help to reduce the risk of accidents but will continue to provide a better, eco-friendly customer experience as well."

Using a dashboard traffic lights-style system, the GreenRoad 360 system provides drivers with real-time feedback on their driving patterns, including speed, braking, acceleration, lane-handling and turning.

The initiative is said to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and risk of accidents as well as improve customer comfort.

Launched in April 2006, Megabus.com provides city-to-city express bus service in more than 120 cities North America.


Image: The eco-driving system will be installed on Megabus.com's fleet of 2,400 buses across the US. Photo: courtesy of Stagecoach Group PLC / megabus.com.