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The European Bus System of the Future 2 (EBSF_2) project capitalizes on the results of the previous EBSF projectAs the former, EBSF_2 is aimed at developing a new generation of urban bus systems by means of new vehicle technologies and infrastructures in combination with operational best practices, and testing them in operating scenarios within several European bus networks. 

The distinctive factor of EBSF_2 is the consortium’s ambition to improve the image of the bus through solutions for increased efficiency of the system...



The objective of the AIIT International Congress TIS Rome 2017 is to promote transport as a growing industry, and its current significance. The Congress provides a forum for discussion, interactions and exchange among researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are transport and infrastructure engineering. The congress is organized by the Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering AIIT founded in 1957. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 100 presentations in sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.

The complete TIS international Congress program will be posted to the Congress website – – in February 2017. The congress will host participants from more than 50 countries worldwide, with more than 100 scientific papers. TIS Rome 2017 proceedings will be published by CRC Press/Balkema Taylor & Francis Group. The Publishers will send the Proceedings to Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) and Elsevier (Engineering Village, Scopus) for indexing purposes.

EBSF_2 will feature a presentation on 'Shaping the future of buses in Europe: outcomes and directions from the EBSF and EBSF_2 projects'. 


April 10, 2017 to April 12, 2017
Roma, Italy

EBSF_2 showcase on innovative bus fleet maintenance tools

The Ravenna Demonstration team is glad to invite you on 13 April 2017 in Ravenna, Italy, to discuss the potential of predictive maintenance and intelligent garage procedures in improving the efficiency of bus fleets. The event will be hosted by the local operator START ROMAGNA in collaboration with the demonstration leader and service provider PLUSERVICE.

Within EBSF_2, START ROMAGNA has been testing:

  • a software developed by PLUSERVICE for bus fleet management, which combines two innovative applications. The first one is a maintenance software able to analyse data coming from lubricants’ quality sensors and elaborate on the remaining life of specific engine components to avoid breakdowns. The second application is a software to assess and plan the fleet’s maintenance costs, according to information on the average distance travelled by the vehicles through an accurate analysis of the cost items. Planning the expenses will become much easier as well as managing the financial aspects of the transport company;
  • an innovative lubricant quality sensor and fine filtration solution developed by MEL SYSTEMS that allows an effective predictive maintenance and extension of oil useful life;
  • a software black-box developed by METATRONIX to gather and transfer the oil sensor’s information and diagnostics wirelessly to the back-office.

The overall objective is to minimise operating and maintenance costs by speeding up maintenance operations, reducing non-operational lifetime of vehicles, increase the fleet’s reliability and economic efficiency but also reduce the vehicles’ fuel consumption and emissions thanks to better performances of the engine. Overall cost savings concerning the maintenance are estimated to be about 5-10%.The overall IT architecture will comply with ITxPT specification and the IT Standards EN13149 parts 7/8/9 will be adopted for the design and the implementation of the onboard IT architecture. To find out more about these innovative solutions, click here.

The event will take place at the NH Hotel Ravenna, Piazza Goffredo Mameli,1, - 48100 Ravenna from 8.30 to 13.30. The draft programme is available here.

Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory.

Please register as soon as possible and before 6 April 2017.

In case of questions, please contact:

Yannick Bousse, UITP, +32 2 788 0125 - 

Silvia Magnalardo, Pluservice, +39 071 7999 61 -

April 13, 2017
Ravenna, Italy

UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2017

Public transport is rapidly changing. In a world of increasing technologies, globalisation and new players entering the sector, we cannot afford to stand on the sidelines. We need to take an active role and "Lead the TRANSITion”. 

This is the theme of the new Global Public Transport Summit (previously known as the UITP World Congress & Exhibition). We look forward to meeting you in Montréal in 2017 for the biggest event in public transport!

Visit the event's website to find out more.

May 15, 2017 to May 17, 2017
Montréal, Canada