BRT does NOT mean “Bus Replaces Taxi” Present by Busmark CEO – Patuxolo Nodada
Overview on Busmark Busmark, “we design, develop, manufacture, service and maintain buses on behalf of local and international OEM’s using local labour, material and funding” • Busmark seeks to be a global leader in innovative and flexible bus manufacturing, with the following key emphasis, by • Empowering our customers, partners, suppliers and employees • Keeping a sustainable and profitable company • Being a preferred partner of choice • Being a recognizable innovative and flexible manufacturer • Utilizing our African roots to build and grow
Historical Background We have supplied various buses to the BRT market in South Africa and the rest of the continent.
Ask the majority of South Africa’s citizens how they get to work, and only a few of them will answer that they use their own vehicle, because most people simply do not have one. According to the Southern African Bus Operators’ Association (SABOA), about 80% of the country’s population is totally dependent on public transport for its mobility needs. Public transport is enormously important for most of South Africa’s people, and it provides much-needed jobs. • Despite the recent rapid growth in car use, public transport and walking are still the predominant “lifeline” forms of mobility for the vast majority of South Africans in order to access work, schools and services. • 38 million citizens live in households with NO access to a car; • 80 per cent of adults do not have a driver’s license; • 14 million children walk to school, 7 million workers and learners use public transport: • 13.7 million people use public transport at least once a week while only 7 million uses a car • The bus industry in South Africa has for many years made a vital contribution to the economic and social development of the country. As a provider of bus services it has and continues to provide mobility to millions of people who are dependent on public transport, for example, learners who require transport to and from school, workers who require transport to and from their jobs, and individuals who are seeking employment or access to hospitals and other services. South African Bus Market
The world is changing at a faster pace than ever. With increasing mobility demand and evolving mobility needs, mobility solution providers have to satisfy demand for services that are increasingly convenient, fast and predictable. Changes in consumer habits in recent years demonstrate that some users are prepared to sacrifice individual forms of mobility, such as the private car, in favour of other modes of transport that offer these features. This has led to the successful introduction and rapid penetration of new mobility solutions. Meanwhile, traditional mobility ecosystems have diversified, employing a wider array of actors, and the emergence of new concepts, such as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), have forced them to reorganize interactions between them as they strive for the system optimum. • Public transport is being given new opportunities to grow and expand, as well as challenged by the emergence of new actors and technologies that have been enabled by the digital economy. Our mobility systems are under increasing and often unsustainable pressure, reaching high levels of congestion and excessive levels of car use, at a very high cost to the economy and the health of urban inhabitants. • Transport is often associated with economic development by connecting cities or regions. However, once a region has reached a certain level of connectivity, additional transport infrastructure does not give comparable benefits. It can, however, generate substantial environmental impacts such a pollution. In addition to pollution, transport can also bring non-local species into new habitats, risking significant harm to local species. Construction of large transport projects, can alter the key characteristics of an entire ecosystem What defines the BRT Market
There is need for 23,000 BRT buses in SA to remove the 879,000 taxis on the public roads, and 1,4million cars off the roads, something that threatens • Taxi Operators, Fossil Fuel Energy Suppliers, Mini-Bus Taxi Manufacturers, First Tier OEM’s, • but in contrast the following are key opportunities and developments: • Opportunity to supply Clean Energy Vehicles & Non Polluting Public Transport • Extend life of planet “Earth” • Create new economic modes and safer environments • The DoT started to engage with them in 2009. In several meetings key issues that came out were, the exclusion and lack of recognition of the historically disadvantaged bus operators by the state and in particular in the roll-out of Integrated Public Transport Networks (IPTNs) spearheaded by Provinces and the cities. • Launched BRT’s with Diesel Buses, MyCiti, AreYeng, GoGeorge, ReaVaya, PE • Operating with Hybrid & CNG • AreYeng, Metrobus • Planned Operations with Electric Buses - MyCiti • ……………………………………………………….What’s happening elsewhere in the World: • 300,000 electric buses in China, 200 in London, 500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell buses in Europe Implementable BRT System’s
Product Development : City Bus (12m) We have developed an Integrated bus (iBus) platform to create flexibility and to follow international trends. City bus tenders are focused on this segment for Low entry buses. All Busmark will require is an Engine, gearbox and axles to offer a City bus in this segment.
Product Development – iBox (making the bus smarter) We have developed a iBox (intelligent Box) which delivers management of the bus, by ensuring we have sensors consolidated including wiring to ensure we can monitor the bus environment internally and externally. “We design, develop, manufacture, service and maintain buses on behalf of local and international OEM’s using local labour, material and funding”
Product Development : iBox (Intelligent Box) Info Parameters ENVIROMENTAL CONSIDERATION Emissions data Fuel consumption Brake wear data Route planning Axle overloading Gas consumption Customer usage per route Route utilization during peak times Seat occupancy OPERATIONAL Passenger safety camera footage Driver safety camera footage Front view traffic monitoring camera footage Rearwards trafic monitoring camera footage Fare collection monitor camera footage Accident notification Tyre condition monitor Brake usage Harsh braking Harsh acceleration Harsh cornering Axle overloading Speeding Fair collection tracking Engine protection systems monitor Vehicle tracking Fuel consumption Axle overloading Engine temperature Turbo air temperature Emissions Exhaust temperature Accelerator operation Gearbox temperature Retarder operation Diesel level Diesel theft Add Blue level Add blue theft Route deviation Stoppages SAFETY: Passenger safety camera footage Driver safety camera footage Front view traffic monitoring Rear view trafic monitoring Fare collection monitor Accident notification Tyre condition monitor Brake usage Harsh braking Harsh acceleration Harsh cornering Axle overloading Speeding Station docking interface Door opening and closing safety interlock Ramp deployment safety interlock Busstop brake Retarted disconnect during ABS activiation Fire detection warning ABS malfunction warning Day time running lights CAPEX RETENTION: Driver communication Driver behaviour Route planning Fleet utilization Multi model payment platform Maintenance planning Scheduled maintenance Driver identification Depot bus movement monitor Access control Passenger interface Wi-Fi Gas usage monitor Gas leakage detection Battery charge monitor No of passengers vs payment received Customer usage per route Route utilization during peak times Seat occupancy
How BRT’s are funded Funder (provide equity & project finance) DOT Taxi Recap Grant Bus Chassis Supplier - RAW Treasury (Grant capex & km rate) Busmark Body supplier Taxi Operators & Route Permit Holders (Affected parties) Trust Company The Municipality (Facilitator, custodian & provider of infrastructure) Grant Rate per km (JV with Industry) Transport Authority Vehicle Operating Company Infrastructure Management Fare Collection Repairs & Refurbishment Warranty & Maintenance Assembly Driver Training & Development The Customer The Public
Rollout Map to Cleaner Transport ELECTRIC MOTOR & BATTERY DIESEL HYBRID ELECTRIC MOTOR & BATTERY WITH HYDROGEN FUEL CELL CNG/BIOFUEL ENGINE GAS HYBRID FUTURE