IC Bus recently unveiled its first fully integrated small shuttle bus, the IC Bus AC Series, to customers, dealers and the media at an event at the Navistar Engine Plant in suburban Chicago. The fully integrated IC Bus AC Series features a proprietary design that allows for bumper-to-bumper coverage.
Sharing a platform with the commercial-grade International TerraStar truck that was introduced this past spring, the AC Series features frame rails rated to 80,000 psi and is designed for easy serviceability with its full-tilt hood, allowing for unobstructed access to the engine compartment. The AC Series also is designed to allow added customization to meet a fleet’s exact needs, from tour and charter operations, hotel or rental car shuttles, paratransit operations, daycare or public transportation.
The AC Series bus is powered by the lightweight, rugged 220-hp 6.4-liter MaxxForce 7, which combines a 28,000-psi (1,900-bar) high-pressure common-rail fuel system, dual sequential turbocharger system and a high-strength compacted graphite iron block. The MaxxForce 7, which is matched with an Allison 1000 Series transmission, uses MaxxForce Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) emissions technology.