IntrCity SmartBus and Daimler India to Launch Intercity Buses Pre-Equipped with Mobility Operating System, Auto News, ET Auto


IntrCity SmartBus operates over 170 buses and was currently adding over 50 buses per month. The partnership would help accelerate adoption of these buses, according to a company statement.

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IntrCity, the leading brand of intercity mobility, announced Thursday its partnership with commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler India to launch intercity buses pre-equipped with a mobility operating system, in addition to offering the safety and comfort of first order to travelers. The partnership aims to accelerate the adoption of technology in the mobility sector and benefits bus operators which include better prices, a special AMC package (annual maintenance package) and insurance.

IntrCity SmartBus operates over 170 buses and was currently adding over 50 buses per month. The partnership would help accelerate adoption of these buses, according to a company statement.

IntrCity is targeting the SmartBus fleet to reach 400 this year. It helps bus operators deliver a guaranteed customer experience, in addition to solving the huge unreliable problem of intercity bus travel by providing a safe and reliable experience for travelers.

“..this partnership will allow bus operators across India to get a new bus and start making money from day one, as part of the IntrCity SmartBus fleet. We are delighted to partner with us. to Daimler India Commercial Vehicles in this venture, “IntrCity Co-Founder Manish Rathi said.

As part of this partnership, DICV has developed a holistic “purchase assistance package”, exclusively for operators associated with IntrCity. It includes special financial incentives and AMC packages for operators.

DICV, which makes the BharatBenz line of buses, is also said to have proprietary service and maintenance plans that help operators lower the total cost of ownership.

“It is our privilege to support IntrCity SmartBus in its initiative to provide local bus operators with the best possible vehicle for their needs and their passengers,” said Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President (Sales) and Customer Service of DICV.

IntrCity provides a consumer app for real-time tracking, Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of destinations, as well as convenient sleeper beds, buses, Wi-Fi enabled lounges at boarding points, between others, he said.

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