BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) has introduced a lithium iron phosphate battery-electric Type D school bus with safety features and performance, wrapped in a sleek design that will have students wanting to step onboard. With length options of 35ft, 38ft, and 40ft, BYD’s Type D battery-electric school bus seats up to 84 and can be equipped with an ADA liftgate. The bus has a range of up to 155 miles on a single charge. BYD’s smart technology allows the school buses to be charged overnight when energy demand is low, and clean, emission free energy can be fed back into the classroom during school hours when the bus is parked, keeping classrooms well-lit and students and teachers plugged-in. Type D’s safety features include electronic stability control to aid handling, a collision avoidance system, and a 360° monitoring system to detect pedestrians and cyclists when the bus is operating at slow speeds. BYD adds an additional layer of protection for children as they exit the bus with its Predictive Stop Arm, which monitors approaching traffic and notifies students when it may not be safe to cross. BYD buses can be equipped with IMMI’S Safeguard 3-point lap-shoulder belts, integrated child seats, and portable restraints. These school bus seats are not only designed to keep children safe, but they have the benefits of improving behavior, reducing bullying, and minimizing driver distraction. The driver’s area features comfort seats, an 18" power steering wheel and telescopic steering column, high level of visibility, and easy to reach control switches. The driver can also control the air conditioning over the cockpit in addition to controlling the system for passengers.
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