Lightweight condenser has low-profile design
American Cooling Technology’s CR-4 roof-mounted condenser was among the company’s new products. The unit has a BTU rating of 165,000/hr., and it is available with 12- or 24-volt motors and a single or dual circuit brush guard. The condenser’s advanced features include a lightweight aluminum frame, an integral drier and receiver, o-ring connections for enhanced leak protection and high-capacity 12-inch fans.The condenser is 130 pounds with a height of 9.8 inches.
American Cooling Technology Inc.
Activity seat provides extensive passenger support
Freedman Seating Co.’s Family 3PT School Bus Activity Seat is a quasi-static three-point seat that is FMVSS 222 and FMVSS 210 compliant, and comes in 32- or 35-inch widths. It features a molded polyurethane seat and back cushion that provides lumbar support, while a contoured headrest cradles the head. Flexo-lator seat springs help to preserve the life of the seat.
Freedman Seating Co.
Camera system shows detailed data on stop-arm violations
Fortress Systems International introduced the Stop Arm Camera solution, which provides users with the ability to simultaneously view up to four internal and up to four external cameras with a selected audio channel, as well as a GPS map with the vehicle location and sensor data.
The system will show users a detailed video of the stop-arm activation and an identifiable image of the motorist passing the bus. It will capture the license plate of the vehicle, distinguish the make, model and color of the vehicle, and provide the time and date for watermarked footage.
Fortress Systems International
LPG option for GM cutaways
General Motors (GM) will offer a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) option for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 4500 vans, which are used in Type A school bus applications. Production is to begin in the first quarter of 2012.
GM said its manufacturing process enables customers to spend less time converting vehicles by using a one-stop-shop approach that delivers a chassis with a complete LPG fuel system, which can then be upfitted to meet customer requirements.
GM selected Knapheide Manufacturing Co. to install the LPG system into the 159-inch wheelbase 4500 cutaway van. CleanFUEL USA serves as the tier-2 supplier for the 35 gallon useable fuel capacity LPG system. The cutaway vans come equipped with GM’s Vortec 6.0L engine.