Project launch for inter-city bus accessibility

For the next 18 months and commissioned by the Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute), HFC will work on a research project focusing on the development of legislative recommendations relating to harmonised pan-European rules for accessibility requirements in inter-city buses. To achieve this goal, we are liaising closely with the “Steuerungsgruppe Lastenheft” (steering group: requirement specification).

In the first stage of our research project, we will research the conditions and requirements for the accessibility for different disability groups as well as other user groups with limited mobility (elderly, children, pregnant women etc.).

In the second stage, we will address the technical and economic implications of vehicle-related recommendations (e.g. parking, lift etc.).

We are looking forward to participating in this exciting project!