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ebsfEBSF - Europan Bus System of the Future
Period: September 2008 - December 2012
Financing entity: European Commision, 7th Framework Programme
Researchers: Andrés Monzón (PI), Rocío Cascajo, Sara Hernández

Status: Finished

Participating entities

Union Internationale des Transports Publics (BE), D'Appolonia S.p.a. (ITA), ACTIA (FRA), Innovative Informatikanwendungen in Transport-, Verkehrs- und Leitsystemen GmbH (DEU), Associazione Transporti (ITA), Berends-Consult (DEU), Budapest Transport Closely Held Corporation (HUN), Spheros GmbH (DEU), Centre d'Etudes sur les réseaux, les Transports, l'Urbanisme et les constructions publiques (FRA), Chalmers tekniska högskola AB (SVE), Union des Transports Publics et Ferroviaires (FRA), Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (SP), VVM Vlaamse vervoermaatschappij de Lijn (BE), Daimler-Chrysler Buses - EvoBus (DEU), Fraunhofer Institut for Transportation and Infraestructure Systems (DEU), HUEBNER GmbH (DEU), Iveco France (FRA), FIT Consulting srl (ITA), Hogia Public Transport Systems AB (SWE), Nantes Metropole communauté urbaine (FRA), NEOMAN Bus GmbH (DEU), Newcastle University (UK), PE International GmbH (DEU), Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (FRA), ATV Srl - Azienda Transporti Verona Srl (ITA), Regia Autonoma de Transport Bucaresti (ROM), Scania CV AB (SWE), Ville de Luxemburg - Service des Transports en Commun (LUX), Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Securité (FRA), Société Régionale Wallone du Transport (BEL), DIGIGROUP Srl (ITA), Västtrafik AB (SWE), Trambus S.p.A (ITA), VDV - Verband deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (DEU), Azienda Transporti Milanesi (ITA), Volvo Technology AB (SWE), University of Rome 3 (ITA), Bremerhaven Bus (Vekehrsgesellschaft Bremerhaven AG) (DEU), EUROLUM (FRA), Univerity of Rome - DITS (ITA), INEO SYSTRANS (FRA), Pilotfish Networks AB (SWE), TIS.PT - Consultores em Transportes, Inovaçao e Sistemas SA (PRT), Centro de Estudios e Innovaciones Tecnológicas de Guipúzkoa (SP), Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A (ITL), Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer (NLD), Arriva plc (UK), Vultron Trade American-Hungarian Developing and Trading Co. Ltd (HUN), Tekia Consultores Tecnológicos S.L. (SP), Syndicat mixte des transport pour le Rhône et l'agglomération lyonnaise (FRA).



The European Bus System of the Future (EBSF) project is conceived as a driver to increase the attractiveness and raise the image of the bus systems in urban areas, by means of new technologies on vehicles and infrastructure in combination with operational best practices, in a system approach

In addition to this technical system concept, the system approach refers also to the system of actors (“the stakeholders”), often symbolized as “the triangle” composed of :

  • the Organizing Authorities and the municipalities or City Councils1, who participate in the birth of bus systems with a high level of service;
  • the Operators;
  • the Bus Manufacturing Industry

For the first time in European research, these concepts are fully endorsed by all stakeholders, with all major bus manufacturers joining their industrial capabilities along with operators and authorities pooling together in this pre-competitive research project.



The main project objective is to design and validate a new breakthrough generation of urban bus systems, which will stimulate European cities to improve the existing services, making public
transport more attractive and improving the competitive position of European bus manufacturers and operators worldwide.



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