Volvo Buses is a manufacturer of buses and bus chassis. The order pertains to the Volvo B9R chassis, which is manufactured in Volvoâ€™s plant in Curitiba, Brazil, and is scheduled for delivery in 2011.
The coach bodies will be built by Marco Polo. The coaches will be used for scheduled traffic in various regions in Brazil, by three different bus operators within the JCA Group: Auto Viacao 1001, Auto Viacao Catarinense and Opcao Turismo.
Due to its concern with passenger safety, the JCA Group requested that all coaches be equipped with the ESP system (Electronic Stability Program).
ESP is an advanced safety device with sensors that monitor the vehicleâ€™s lateral acceleration and which, if necessary, automatically applies the brakes to prevent roll-over accidents or driving off the road, said Volvo.
Jose Luis Goncalves, coach manager at Volvo Bus Latin America, said: â€œThe renewal of the fleet, with Volvo coaches, by an operator that is a national reference for the segment is a reflection of its confidence in the brandâ€™s vehicles. Our vehicles are known for their high level of technology, comfort and transport capacity, as well as low fuel consumption.â€
Heinz Kumm Junior, executive director of Auto Viacao 1001, said: â€œThe strength of Volvo coaches, in addition to the safety features, lies in their high degree of reliability and availability, combined with low operating cost.â€
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