Arrival has unveiled a zero-emissions public transit bus with configurable seating arrangements to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The bus’s price is comparable to that of a traditional fuel-burning bus, allowing its purchaser to save money long term, according to its maker.
Arrival plans to ship 1,000 “microfactories” — where Arrival’s transportation products will be manufactured — around the world by 2026.
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Public transportation ridership has gone down due to the coronavirus, but newcomer Arrival has a solution: a zero-emissions public transit bus with seating options that are social distancing-friendly.
The Arrival bus was designed to have configurable seating, according to Arrival’s GIFs of the interior. The bus’s layout includes rows of paired seats that are placed side-by-side. But amid social distancing efforts, the seats can be physically removed, creating more space in-between seated passengers.
This concept of leaving seats empty to accommodate travel amid the pandemic isn’t a novel idea among transportation-related companies. Similarly, several major airlines have already announced that they will halt selling tickets for the middle seat to create a larger bubble of empty space around seated passengers.
Besides its modular layout, the Arrival bus also has the added benefit …read more
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