Singapore’s first bus with anti-collision feature to ply the road on December 1

Singapore bus operator ComfortDelGro Bus will be rolling out the island’s first fully predictive anti-collision bus on December 1, 2019. 

The four new Volvo B8R 49-seater buses will come with a Driver Support System that has a built-in Collision Warning & Emergency Brake (CWEB) feature. 

This means the bus is equipped to brake automatically and come to a stop if it “senses” a collision is about to take place. 

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The system also comes with a lane-keeping assist function that alerts the bus driver when the bus veers into other lanes. Similarly, the braking system kicks in if it senses a frontal collision threat. 

“With its ability to intervene and stop the bus before a frontal collision happens, Volvo’s CWEB feature is a welcomed safety enhancement that will help our bus drivers avoid critical situations and accidents,”said Pang Weng Heng, CEO of ComfortDelGro Bus. 

Mats Nilsson, Director of Volvo Buses Region Singapore, added, “We are extremely proud to have partnered with ComfortDelGro Bus to launch our new safety system in Singapore. For Volvo, safety is more than just developing innovative safety solutions in our products. We believe that we have an important role to play when it comes to making road traffic safer for everyone.” 

ComfortDelGro Bus has plans to purchase more such buses over the next two years.