London will get Aston Martin designed buses

17/02/2009 - 17:53 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Harish Kumar

London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) had announced last year to bring two new designs for a modern-day Routemaster double-decker bus for the English capital. After evaluating more than 700 design submissions, two designs-one from Aston Martin and another from Capoco Design, were shortlisted.

Interesting elements in the Aston Martin designed bus:

  • Not as radical and enticing as Aston sportscars, but packs important functional bus elements
  • Highly-maneuverable
  • Zero-emissions vehicle
  • Drive-by-wire technology
  • Solar panels built into a glass roof

New buses will enter service in 2011

The final design will have to meet all London bus regulations such as accessibility, safety and emissions norms.

Aston Martin & Capoco bus renderings:

Source: Motor Authority

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