Andrew Woodrow, Project Manager at Peacock Engineering, is speaking at the Transport Practitioners’ Meeting on how to develop an asset model for the bus and coach sector, drawing on client examples to illustrate. Click here to read more.
For any bus or coach operator or maintenance team, the ability to use the asset model to support detailed failure and cost analysis is essential. It helps to fully understand the performance characteristics of each vehicle.
However the asset modelling has to be designed in such a way that it gives flexibility in accommodating the key components and differing failure elements across a range of vehicles. It also needs to accommodate a variety of assets and components as the technology evolves, particularly the transition from diesel, through to hybrid to electric vehicles. The ability to create an asset model with this capability, as well as considering the performance of vehicle environment systems such as temperature control, security, comfort and ticketing requires specialist knowledge.