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Ambassador Presentation

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Ambassador Presentation

  1. 1. VDL Ambassador
  2. 2. Ambassador <ul><li>Introduction in Kortrijk Busworld 2001 </li></ul>Ambassador Artist Impression
  3. 3. Ambassador Ambassador
  4. 4. Customer base Ambassador Ambassador
  5. 5. Ambassador <ul><li>Light weight bus concept </li></ul><ul><li>Low entry bus (semi-low floor) </li></ul><ul><li>City / intercity bus (Class I / Class II) </li></ul><ul><li>Overall length 10,6m and 12m </li></ul><ul><li>Built on a VDL Bus chassis </li></ul>Ambassador
  6. 6. Ambassador – the light weight bus concept Ambassador KEEP IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE ! <ul><li>The solution: </li></ul><ul><li>sandwich constructions </li></ul><ul><li>lighter components </li></ul><ul><li>assembly friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Public Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Changing market EU </li></ul><ul><li>Operating competitive basis </li></ul><ul><li>Bus operating costs essential </li></ul><ul><li>Private players entering the </li></ul><ul><li>market on low cost basis </li></ul><ul><li>Low Cost objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction fuel consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize R&M </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to clean [interior] </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and city concept </li></ul>THE APPROACH THE SOLUTION THE RESULT Low operating costs Safety and comfort Better manufacturing conditions Price attractive <ul><li>Specified to rely on: </li></ul><ul><li>High grade materials </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplex electrics </li></ul><ul><li>Stainless steel exhaust </li></ul><ul><li>Fast response kneeling </li></ul><ul><li>Safety interlocks </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy duty components </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ambassador 180 / 200 <ul><li>Ambassador 180 Ambassador 200 </li></ul><ul><li>length: 10,600 mm 11,950 mm </li></ul><ul><li>width: 2,500 mm 2,500 mm </li></ul><ul><li>height: 2,920 mm 2,920 mm </li></ul><ul><li>wheelbase: 5,400 mm 6,200 mm </li></ul><ul><li>tyres 265/70 R19,5 265/70 R19,5 </li></ul><ul><li>empty weight ± 8,700 kg ± 8,900 kg </li></ul><ul><li>max. GVW 14,440 kg 14,440 kg </li></ul><ul><li>max. seats: 35 43 </li></ul><ul><li>max. passengers: ± 80 ± 80 </li></ul>Ambassador
  8. 8. Rear overhang Ambassador SB180 SB200
  9. 9. Body interface / weight reduction             Aluminium tank 250 l = -27kg Side fill fuel & urea Integrated pre-heater Improved rear body interface Steel coated pipes replaced by aluminium pipes Several frame optimisations e.g. deletion of gearbox mounting Urea tank Integrated air-con interface Further reduction in no. of parts New gearboxes = –10 kg New automatic sump top-up system & 6ltr tank Easy levelling system for bodybuilder N.B. Euro 4 achieved without a weight penalty!
  10. 10. Improved Life Cycle Cost             Aluminium tank 250 l with improved connections Integrated pre-heater Improved layout of pipes /side dip & fill Alu pipes replacing steel coated New engine mountings New header tank incl. level/led signal New auto sump top-up system New Cummins 6.7l engine (was 6l). High torque @ low revs. Longer intervals. Voith .5 & ZF 6hp504 to 120/150,000 km (synthetic oil). Voith filters external Improved electrical connectors, protection and routing Improved serviceability of brake components Extended oil drain intervals 800-1500 hours Improved kingpin assembly Front axle Improved accessibility to main components 2x 100A alternators Engine mounted air-con compressors Optimised fan drive (fuel) -30% max. rpm Reduced no. of parts Maintenance free propshaft New exhaust, shields & brackets St. steel hydraulic pipes
  11. 11. Noise, environment & safety             New engine/gearbox mountings for reduced vibration Silent hydraulic & steering pumps Optimised noise insulation material New exhaust, brackets & shields Stiffer optimised frame Further improvements to Body connections/interfaces Fire resistant sheathing over hydraulic hoses Improved electrical connectors, protection and routing Exhaust tailpipe extended Optimised fan drive (noise) -30% max. rpm New fasteners for hydraulic pipes = reduced vibration Pre-heater connected and bled ECU engine mounted (no longer fuel cooled)
  12. 12. Highlights of the Ambassador <ul><li>2001: Launch of the Ambassador. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliveries: </li></ul><ul><li>Proven </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>2006: introduction of the Ambassador 180! </li></ul><ul><li>2006: introduction of “EEV” engines! </li></ul>Ambassador 2169 2002 54 2003 233 2004 270 2005 538 2006 2007 2008 243 347 484
  13. 13. Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components <ul><li>VDL Bus Modular Chassis SB180 / SB200 </li></ul>Ambassador
  14. 14. Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components <ul><li>Engine: </li></ul><ul><li>make: Cummins </li></ul><ul><li>type: ISBe 4 225 6,7 litre 6-cyl. diesel engine </li></ul><ul><li>location: vertical behind rear axle </li></ul><ul><li>power: 165 kW at 2000 rpm </li></ul><ul><li>torque: 850 Nm at 1200-1700 rpm </li></ul><ul><li>fuel system: Bosch HPCR common rail fuel injection system (1600 Bar) </li></ul><ul><li>fuel tank: approx. 250 litres </li></ul><ul><li>emission: Euro IV by means of SCR (AdBlue) </li></ul>Ambassador
  15. 15. Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components <ul><li>Engine Power / Torque: </li></ul>Ambassador ISBe 4 225
  16. 16. Ambassador SCR System Schematic
  17. 17. Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components <ul><li>Gearbox: </li></ul><ul><li>make: VOITH </li></ul><ul><li>type: D 854.5E </li></ul><ul><li>gears: 4-speed automatic </li></ul><ul><li>ratio’s: 5,20 – 0,77 </li></ul><ul><li>operation: D-N-R switch </li></ul><ul><li>retarder: integrated retarder operated by brake pedal </li></ul>Ambassador
  18. 18. Ambassador 200 – Main components <ul><li>Axles: </li></ul><ul><li>Front axle </li></ul><ul><li>make / type: DANA NDS56LF </li></ul><ul><li>load capacity: 5.000 kg </li></ul><ul><li>Rear axle (driven axle) </li></ul><ul><li>make / type: DANA 09-24 </li></ul><ul><li>load capacity: 9.440 kg </li></ul><ul><li>reduction ratio: 4.88:1 or 5.83 : 1 </li></ul><ul><li>max. speed: 110 km/h (theoretical), limited to 96 km/h </li></ul>Ambassador
  19. 19. Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components <ul><li>Suspension: </li></ul><ul><li>make: CLS (integrated system by VDL Bus) </li></ul><ul><li>type: electronically controlled air suspension </li></ul><ul><li>air bellows: CONTITECH, 2x front, 2x rear </li></ul><ul><li>shock abs.: KONI, 2x front, 2x rear </li></ul><ul><li>kneeling: at front axle, optionally available at front + rear axle </li></ul><ul><li>ferry lift: at both axles </li></ul><ul><li>Level sensors: 3 sensors; 1 at the front / 2 at the rear </li></ul>Ambassador
  20. 20. Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components <ul><li>Brakes: </li></ul><ul><li>make: KNORR disc brakes all round </li></ul><ul><li>system: dual circuit system with air- mechanical disc brakes </li></ul><ul><li>brake pads: asbestos free </li></ul><ul><li>ABS/ASR: ABS standard / ASR optional </li></ul><ul><li>parking brake: spring brake on driven axle with adjustable operation </li></ul><ul><li>halt brake: with reduced pressure on driven axle </li></ul>Ambassador
  21. 21. Ambassador 180 / 200 – Main components <ul><li>Electric System: </li></ul><ul><li>system: ACTIA multiplex system with programmable units and CAN interface </li></ul><ul><li>display: CIPA display with LCD screen </li></ul><ul><li>voltage: 24 Volt </li></ul><ul><li>alternators: 2x 100 Amp </li></ul><ul><li>batteries: 2x 200 Ah </li></ul><ul><li>charge conn.: NATO charge / start connector </li></ul><ul><li>emergency: emergency switch acc. to ECE R36 </li></ul>Ambassador
  22. 22. Ambassador 200 – Main components Ambassador <ul><li>Body: </li></ul><ul><li>structure : 3CR12 stainless steel framework </li></ul><ul><li>roof: sandwich construction with aluminium profile for fixation of side walls </li></ul><ul><li>floor: sandwich construction with steel edges for fixation of framework </li></ul><ul><li>side panels: fibreglass bonded to the framework </li></ul>
  23. 23. Ambassador 200 – Main components <ul><li>Body / Exterior: </li></ul><ul><li>front / rear: stainless steel framework covered by fibreglass </li></ul><ul><li>doors: single blade entrance door / double blade exit door (VENTURA) </li></ul><ul><li>glazing: single glazed side windows </li></ul>Ambassador
  24. 24. Ambassador 200 <ul><li>Layout: </li></ul>Ambassador
  25. 25. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits <ul><li>Light Weight: </li></ul><ul><li>Empty weight </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassador 200: ± 8,900 kg </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional 12m bus 11T+ </li></ul><ul><li>GVW </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassador 200: 14,440 kg </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional 12m bus: 18T </li></ul><ul><li>20 % WEIGHT REDUCTION !! </li></ul>Ambassador
  26. 26. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits <ul><li>Fuel Consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with customer base: </li></ul><ul><li>reduction of 12–16 % </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to a 18T Bus </li></ul>Ambassador
  27. 27. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits <ul><li>Interior: attractive, spacious and easy to clean / 2+2 </li></ul>Ambassador
  28. 28. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits Ambassador <ul><li>Interior: attractive, spacious and easy to clean / 2+1 </li></ul>
  29. 29. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits <ul><li>Driver’s Compartment: ergonomic and spacious </li></ul>Ambassador
  30. 30. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits Ambassador <ul><li>Easy access for passengers </li></ul>
  31. 31. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits <ul><li>Serviceability: easy access to all components for: </li></ul><ul><li>daily maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>periodic maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>repairs </li></ul>Ambassador
  32. 32. Ambassador 200 – Features & Benefits <ul><li>Safety: Crash test </li></ul><ul><li>crash test to simulate an accident with a speed of 36 km/h. </li></ul><ul><li>result: minor damage, two GRP panels and some minimal bend framework </li></ul>Ambassador
  33. 33. Ambassador 200 <ul><li>Features & Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Economic fuel consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and excellent drivability </li></ul><ul><li>Only 3 service flaps on the rear for easy serviceability </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect view for the driver, less reflection through curved windscreen </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colors, spacious and clean impression </li></ul><ul><li>Cantilever seat support, easy to clean, LED illuminated steps </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomic dashboard with LCD display </li></ul><ul><li>Various compartments for storage and stowage </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable climate control </li></ul>Ambassador
  34. 34. Ambassador 180 / 200 <ul><li>Low operating cost </li></ul><ul><li>Light weight </li></ul><ul><li>Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Modular concept </li></ul><ul><li>Modern design </li></ul>Ambassador

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