Quote from: Snorzac on May 17, 2023, 08:59:22 PMI believe the last time you were on my bus I was in an electric so hopefully my braking was up to standard.
The key to achieving smooth braking (and acceleration for that matter) sounds very obvious and that is remembering that you are in an electric bus. Braking earlier is certainly key to smooth braking in the electrics as the retarder or regenerative braking is a little less sensitive than a conventional diesel bus.
Likewise accelerating the buses are designed with a feature that will cut power if you accelerate too quickly so as to keep the ride safe, I've heard a lot of drivers express dislike this function however by taking care to remember that I am driving an electric bus and gradually feeding the power in (rather than flat to the floor and easing off like you would in a diesel bus) I rarely see this feature activate.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on May 17, 2023, 01:45:12 AM
That windy/rainy day a couple weeks ago was absolute hell. Sitting in those containers (esp Pt3-4) while trying to stay at normal-ish body temperature while it's windy AF for 30 minutes is impossible. Excluding Dickson and Belconnen at least (most) of the other past/present interchanges had/have something you can hide in/behind.
- The Woden Temp Interchange provides no protection from Canberra's erratic weather what so ever:
-white concrete making the sun reflection blinding when you step off a bus in summer.
-Seats placed in line with the openings of the shipping containers so you're in direct morning/evening sun glare.
-No wind protection unless you stand at the ticket vendor or Pt1-2.
Quote from: triumph on May 17, 2023, 07:52:36 PMNot a reason to roll over and give up. Pressure needs to be applied for product improvement.Most certainly not a TC only issue & is system wide. But no one procuring public transportation vehicles actually has any knowledge of what's a passenger needs.
Incidentally at a recent meeting I attended a TC representative referred to design and acquisition in relation to the new LRVs needed for the extension of LR to Commonwealth Park.
Quote from: triumph on May 17, 2023, 08:41:54 PM(Perhaps Snorzac could elaborate on the pros and cons of achieving smooth braking.)I believe the last time you were on my bus I was in an electric so hopefully my braking was up to standard.
Quote from: Bus967 on May 16, 2023, 05:34:53 PM.... The ride quality is a bit bumpy, and the brakes seem quite strong and instead of gently coasting to a stop it's kinda seems to be a bit stop start stop start ....