Previously on Page 1:
- Introduction & Background
- Technical Specifications
- Exterior Overview
- Interior Overview
Yutong E12 buses are fitted with the ACTIA Podium 2 dashboard.
In place of analogue dials, the Yutong E12 dashboard features a digital display screen in the centre, displaying the speedometer, throttle, state-of-charge, and air pressure among other parameters. Notably, the dashboard graphics depict a Yutong E12 with all its roof battery packs mounted in front of the air-conditioning unit, which differs from the split-battery design used on local units.
A CCTV monitor, located above the driver, assists with monitoring of the surroundings. The Electronic Display Sign (EDS) controllers are co-located with the CCTV monitor above the driver.
The Yutong E12 buses come equipped with the Golden Eye Driver Anti-Fatigue System, supplied by TNT Surveillance. The camera monitoring unit is installed on the top of the dashboard.
Collision Warning System
A Collision Warning System is offered by TNT Surveillance. The front collision warning camera (Front Alert Camera T-FA) integrates Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Distance Monitoring and Pedestrian Detection features. The side collision warning camera (Side Alert Camera T-SA) detects pedestrians or cyclists in the blind spot on both sides of the vehicle.
Both camera systems are each connected to identical display units mounted on the left and right of the dashboard console, which issue visual and audio alerts in real-time. The Side camera is connected to the left-side display unit, while the Front camera is connected to the right-side display unit.
Wheelchair accessibility is offered via a manual wheelchair ramp installed at the rear door. LTA specifications call for two wheelchair bays on new buses in line with providing for an ageing population. They also offer more standing space, as well as room for unfolded prams.
Both wheelchair bays are located opposite the exit door. Each bay accommodates one passenger-in-wheelchair (PIW), and the wheelchair backrest contains a foldable seat that doubles as a rear-facing seat. These seats do not contribute to the licensed seating capacity of the bus.
The forward wheelchair bay is also equipped with a stroller restraint system. USB Charging ports are also provided at both bays.
A unique feature of these buses is the pivoting handlebar at each wheelchair bay, for the benefit of PIWs. It can be manually deployed and stowed depending on the needs of the passenger.
Handlebars are deployed by lifting the bar, rotating it 90 degrees or 180 degrees towards the aisle, then dropping it in place. At full reach (180 degrees), the design allows for PIWs to easily manoeuvre in and out of the wheelchair bay.
Passenger Information Display System (PIDS)
The Yutong E12 buses are equipped with Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) for commuters. One roof-mounted LCD interior display panel is mounted above the centre aisle, near the exit door of the bus. A second, exterior-facing LCD panel is placed near the entrance door, next to an Electronic Display Sign that shows the bus route number.
The interior LCD display shows the next bus stop, and up to 3 subsequent bus stops served by the bus route, along with rail connections at these bus stops. The bus service number, destination and current time are also displayed.
The exterior-facing LCD display shows the next few MRT stations that the bus serves and the number of bus stops to that MRT station.
The LCD display panels are accompanied by a LED Colour Text Display mounted at the front and rear of the bus interior. This unit shows the service number, destination, and name of the next bus stop. All display units are supplied by LECIP.
White LED lamps, installed along the length of the bus, provide the main source of cabin illumination. In addition, cove lighting is stylishly integrated into recessed ceiling elements.
Five such rounded-rectangle ceiling elements span the length of the cabin. These mood lights are offered in 3 colours—Dark Blue, Sky Blue and Orange.
The light colours are manually toggled by the Bus Captain.
USB Charging Ports
The bus is equipped with USB charging ports for all seats on the side panels of the bus. Each charging port has room for two USB cables, rated 5V, 2.1A.
A spring-loaded dust cover protects the USB ports when not in use.
Doors & Passenger Counter
Yutong E12 buses are configured with two double-leaf doors: an entrance door at the front, and an exit door in the middle. Door systems are supplied by SMC Transit, similar to those used on Volvo B9TL and Scania K230UB buses.
The entrance uses conventional inward-swinging leaf doors, while the exit uses outward-swinging plug doors, all of which are electro-pneumatic operated.
An automatic passenger counter by TNT Surveillance (Model: P2) is installed above the front and rear doors. This feature enables the gathering of more accurate passenger loading data.
Bus Display at Ulu Pandan Bus Depot
On 11 November 2019, a Yutong E12 bus (SG3098L) was displayed at a press event at Ulu Pandan Bus Depot, alongside a BYD K9 and the ST Engineering Retrofitted Electric Bus. These electric buses would be deployed for revenue service in early 2020.
As part of LTA’s efforts to build a more inclusive public transport system, electric buses procured by LTA will no longer feature the centre pole at the entrance door, to allow easier access for parents with open strollers.
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External Links & References:
- E12（公交新能源）- Yutong
- Yutong Coaches – E12 100% Electronic Bus
- E12 Electric BusHome – Pelican Bus and Coach
- VIDEO REVIEW: YUTONG E12 ELECTRIC – ABC
- 睿控 – 宇通新能源
- 第120000台交付，宇通新能源客车引领行业迈向新高度！发布高端公交新标准 – 提加商用车网
- Yutong Bus and Coach – RECTRL Intelligent Electric Drive System – Youtube
- LTA to Deploy Electric Buses from Early 2020 – LTA
- 陆路交通管理局：60辆新电动巴士 明年初投入服务 – 8World
Original publish date: 1 September 2019