Delivery of the CE Series buses, which are equipped with Power Solutions International engines, began in June and will be complete in time for the 2016-17 school year.
INLINE 7, a wired and wireless datalink adapter, offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity while also providing traditional wired functionality via USB.
The medium duty engine will be available in Thomas Built Buses products starting in 2018.
Under the SmartEfficiency initiative, the engine supplier will announce multiple product-line improvements over the next 12 months.
Proheat X45 Plus is a diesel-powered engine pre-heating solution for quick and reliable cold weather starts, company officials said.
The supplier’s engine lineup meets the current EPA regulations and the second step in greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards, which take effect in 2017.
At the NAPT trade show, the school bus OEM showcases its various options for engine and transmission. Also, the company plans to add a gasoline engine option in the near future, then natural gas as demand grows.
Powertrain Integration, which supplies the 8.0L PIthon propane engine for school buses, selects New Eagle to provide a PC-based diagnostic tool.
The repair kit from Strictly Diesel can address dipstick adapter leaks on International T444E engines, according to the company.
The new bus, to be available in 2016, will run on a Ford 6.8L V10 gasoline engine.
Cummins Westport’s ISB6.7 G is a 6.7-liter mid-range natural gas engine that is based on the Cummins ISB6.7 diesel engine platform.
AMSOIL’s new antifreeze and engine coolants are formulated to deliver extended service life in gasoline and diesel vehicles up to 600,000 miles or 12,000 operation hours in heavy-duty and off-road applications.
The EPA and NHTSA’s jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles — including school buses — would cover model years 2021 to 2027.