Force Motors, the market
leader in large vans category, showcased six smart mobility solutions on the
Traveller to serve tomorrow’s India. A pioneer in the field of light transport
that gave India iconic brands like the Tempo, the Matador and the Minidor
continues with its founder’s vision of harnessing the latest technology,
anticipating the changing requirements and developing appropriate solutions for
Inter-city luxury travel for up to 15 persons
The two star attractions were
the luxurious 15 seater Traveller Royale and the 9 seater Traveller Super. Both
these vehicles come with factory fitted air conditioning, Luxurious reclining
seats, Larger Sealed Glass windows, ABS, EBD and Air suspension (offered for
the first time in this category). The Traveller with its One Tonne lighter
pressed steel body, monocoque construction, outstanding structural Strength and
unmatched durability will make thesevehicles a game changer in small group
These will be a boon to Tour
and Travel operators who are unable to offer luxury travel to the tier2 and
tier3 city customers because operating the large 12m inter-city coaches are
unviable. TheTraveller range is powered by the proven Mercedes derived common
rail engines, matching gear boxes with cable shift and molybdenum coated ground
gears that offer unmatched performance and 10% better fuel efficiency than
Intra-city Smart commuter for up to 21 persons
The 21 seater Traveller Smart
Citibus is ideal as a feeder bus to and from the Metro stations in megacities
like Delhi and Mumbai. This Traveller Smart Citibus will be the preferred mode
of travel in smaller cities with population up to 5 lacs. 90% of the 100 smart
cities identified by the Government under the Smart Cities Mission fall in the
“under 5 lac”population category.
The 21 seater Traveller Smart
Citi Bus meets all Urban Bus Specifications and comes withintelligent
electronic passenger information system, driver operated jack knife doors, full
standing height of 6 feet, wide gangway for standees making it best for intra
city commutes. The main benefit of the Traveller Smart Citibus is that it will
be viable to operate in smaller towns with low density routes and in congested
areas where operating the large 12m buses are economically unfeasible.
Business Class Travel for High Value Cargo
Last mile goods movement has
evolved from slow and inefficient modes to the faster but unsafe open body
trucks. Anticipating the need for a safer, faster and more efficient
transportation mode for high value cargo, Force Motors has developed a wide
range of fully enclosed ready to use monocoque panel delivery vans. On display
was India’s largest delivery van with 17 cubm (over 600 cub ft) internal space
complete with sliding doors on both sides, in addition 270 degree opening twin leaf
rear doors for faster loading / unloading. This delivery van is enabled for
installation of live tracking and live video footage streaming facilities for
Disaster Management and Life Support Solutions
Disaster and natural calamity
strikes without a warning. Being fore armed is the best way to contain
casualty. In addition with rapid development, urbanization, increasing vehicle
population and growth of infrastructure like expressways, speed of travel has
increased leading to high impact collisions with higher number of fatalities
and critical injuries.
TheTraveller First Responder
Vehicle (FRV) and the Traveller Four Stretcher Advanced Life SupportAmbulance
will provide much needed support for disaster management and relief.
Traveller First Responder Vehicle
The Traveller First Responder
as the name suggests will be the first to reach the site of accident and using
the ‘state of the art’fire-fighting and rescue equipmenthelp extricate victims
quickly. The First Responder is equipped with Hydraulic Cutters, Spreaders,
Jacks, Chain Saws, and Cordless Saws.It also has on board a generator,
compressor to power the hydraulic and battery operated tools including the
telescopic lights and quick up ladder. Unlike most disaster management vehicles
that are built on the heavy trucks that are slower and not very maneuverable,
the Traveller First Responderon account of its compact size and powerful
Mercedes derived power train will be able to reach the site earlier.
Traveller Four stretcher Advanced Life Support Ambulance
The Traveller Four Stretcher
Ambulance can transport 4 victims at a time to the nearest hospital. Force
Motors is the first to develop an ambulance that has four stretchers laid out
on the same level enabling attending to all the four patients at the same time.
The Advanced Life Support equipment installed ensures medical assistance in
transit during the crucial golden hour and help save lives. It also has a
vehicle tracking, navigation and surveillance facility for planning the route
and monitoring progress. On board cameras can stream live video footage to the
hospital control room so that they are fully aware of the patients’ condition
and are well prepared by the time the Ambulance reaches the hospital.
Motorsports is the testing
ground for automobile makers. It is a matter of great pride that Force Gurkha
clinched the top two positions at the first and second editions of the
Rainforest Challenge – a top ten toughest motorsport event. The learnings from
this will be incorporated in the future variants of Force Gurkha that will be
introduced later this year.
Efficient Production Technology
Force Motors also showcased
the newly developed advanced of 3, 4 and 5 Cylinder BSIV compliant Common Rail
Engines that will power their new generation SCVs, MUVs and LCVs.
They also displayed engines
and axles produced for all Mercedes Benz Cars and SUVs made in India. Force
Motors has been producing the engines and axles since 1997 and has supplied
over 60,000 engines and 50,000 axles till date.
Source: Force Motors
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