IC Bus and IMMI Introduce New Seating System
The new seating system has capability to retrofit from IC Bus base seats to SafeGuard belted seats or integrated child seats at any point in the future as district needs change, said Navistar.
Both the companies have worked together to design the line of SafeGuard belted seatbacks which work seamlessly with the IC Bus seat base, and are available both on all new IC Buses and can be updated on any buses that were equipped with proprietary base seats of IC Bus that were sold since January 2010.
All brand school buses of IC Bus that are built using the IC Bus proprietary seat base since January 2010 have BTI Seating System technology, and replacement seat backs in either three-point seat belt or integrated child restraint will be available from October 2011.
David Hillman, marketing director of IC Bus, said: â€œThe new IC Bus BTI Seating System allows our customers the option to use the new line of seatbacks on the existing IC Bus seating platform. In less than five minutes, customers can change from a base seat to a three-point belt or to an integrated child restraint seat back.
â€œCustomers donâ€™t have to reconfigure their bus floor - itâ€™s really a simple process. The BTI Seating system is just another example of how IC Bus is committed to supporting our customers long after the sale of the bus.â€
Aaron Acton, account manager of SafeGuard, a brand of IMMI, said: â€œOver the course of the past year, we have worked very closely with IC Bus engineering and production to design, test and set up manufacturing for this new seating line. Together weâ€™re giving IC Bus customers an exceptionally simple, affordable means of updating their fleets.â€
Navistar is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, the Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Safari, Beaver, McKenzie and R-Vision brand RVs, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans.
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