The HÜBNER Transportation GmbH (HTG) announced it has developed a hybrid ramp system that should make it easier for disabled persons to board buses. The particular advantage of the new system is according to Hubner that transit companies will no longer have to choose between different ramp types that are either operated manually or electrically. The new HTG module combines an electric and a manual ramp in one unit.
Within the new double ramp HTG combined its electric ramp IL 2502 and the manual folding ramp HK Modular. The most important benefit of the new double ramp as HTG emphasizes is that in the event of a breakdown in the automatic components, the driving personnel can use the manual folding ramp and continue operation without any limitations. “The double ramp combines convenience with dependability,” says Florian Klotz. “Transit companies thus have the highest degree of certainty that their buses will be able to run. Finally, any downtime results in added costs.” The double ramp consists of a single, permanently fitted module. and makes it according to
HTG possible to have quick and easy access to the most important components of the electric ramp for maintenance purposes or if repairs are necessary. In the course of the product development, a new mounting frame was developed and tested extensively. The first 250 double ramps have been in use in Madrid since September 2021 in Solaris vehicles. The bus manufacturer has already placed orders for additional ramps, states HTG. Articulated buses for urban transport in the Norwegian capital Oslo will be equipped with two of the double ramps – one at the front entrance and another at the rear.