Kamil Koç Otobüsleri A.Ş., which has been operating for 95 years as Turkey's first road transport company. It strengthened its fleet with 10 units of Tourismo 16 2 + 1 that it received. Kamil Koç is an accessible brand in every region of Turkey with more than 600 ticket sales points spread all over the country. Kamil Koç offers safe and comfortable journeys to its passengers thanks to its young fleet of more than 1000 vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz Türk Authorized Dealer Koluman at the ceremony held at Mercedes-Benz Türk Headquarters Campus on Wednesday, April 28, following the sale in Istanbul; Kamil Koç received 10 Mercedes-Benz Tourismo 16 2 + 1 vehicles equipped with new equipment and active filter software from the authorities.
Mercedes-Benz Turkish Bus Fleet Sales Group Manager Burak Batumlu, In his speech during the ceremony; “In all our Mercedes-Benz intercity buses manufactured as of 2021, we have started to offer new antiviral effective high performance particulate filters as a standard against the Covid-19 epidemic. Thanks to the new air conditioning system, the air inside the buses can be completely changed every two minutes. Thanks to these equipment, which can be added to existing buses in addition to new bus orders, safer and more peaceful journeys can be made.
In addition, in the light of feedback from passengers, assistants, captains, businesses and customers, we started to offer 2021 different innovations in our bus models for 41. We present these innovations under 3 main headings such as safety, comfort and economical driving. As Mercedes-Benz Türk, we continue to offer the 'Best' and 'Firsts' to the users in the intercity bus market in 2021.
Today, we delivered 10 units of Tourismo 16 2 + 1 to Kamil Koç. We believe that Kamil Koç will provide more efficient services with Mercedes-Benz Tourismo, which offers safety, comfort and economical operating costs in passenger transportation. I would like to thank our valued customer who preferred our brand in the realization of this investment and our valued dealer who contributed to the realization of this sale. " said.
Kamil Koç Özmal Fleet Manager Tayfun Akgün; “As Kamil Koç, we offer our passengers the healthiest, safest and most comfortable service in the last 19 months, which has been quite challenging due to Covid-12. We are Turkey's largest road transport company. As Kamil Koç, we are constantly moving the service level towards the better without getting tired. As an important indicator of this belief; In such a difficult period, we continue to invest in the latest model buses for the safety and comfort of our passengers. We are very pleased to strengthen our fleet with Mercedes buses. With our 10 Tourismo 16 2 + 1 vehicles equipped with new equipment and active filter software from Mercedes-Benz, we both strengthen our fleet and increase the confidence and comfort we offer to our passengers. Our investments will continue to connect all four sides of Turkey. Our long-standing cooperation with Mercedes-Benz is important to us in achieving this goal. " said.
Ali Saltık, Member of the Executive Board of Koluman Motor Vehicles; “Due to the pandemic conditions that have been going on since 2020, the market that we expected to rise has unfortunately shrunk and the sector has lost blood.
Despite this, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of our bus drivers and their positive approach to the market, even if the sector does not get the support it deserves, it still continues its service. In 2021, our vehicles were renewed in line with the demands of our users; unique safety equipment, many features that will increase passenger, assistant and driver comfort have been added. In particular, the automatic transmission feature, which brings driver comfort to the ideal point, provides up to 4% fuel consumption in our new vehicles.
Our pleasant business partnership with Kamil Koç continues to grow stronger every year. Kamil Koç, one of the leading companies in the sector, preferred us and added 10 more vehicles to its fleet.
I wish your new vehicles to be profitable and beneficial. And I would like to thank them once again for our good business partnership over the years. " said.
New buses equipped with the latest technology, focused on customer comfort
Putting passengers to have the safest and most comfortable travel experience at its focus and priority, Mercedes-Benz Türk sets the New Standards in travel with the innovations it offers in its buses in 2021.
The New Standards are summarized under 3 main headings:
- New Safety Standards
- New Comfort Standards
- New Economic Driving Standards
1. New Safety Standards
Turning Assistant (Side Guard Assist): Thanks to this equipment that contributes to the safety of both the driver, pedestrians and other drivers, while the buses turn right and while driving; Safer overtaking, reduction of the risk of accidents during take-offs and low-speed rides, and better perception of pedestrians and vehicles waiting at traffic lights.
Attention Assist: This equipment, which aims to increase driving safety by warning drivers who are driving without rest, monitors driver behavior while cruising above 60 km / h and recommends the driver to take a break with visual and vibration warning in careless driver behavior.
Turn light: The new headlights, which provide increased turning safety, are activated at speeds below 40 km / h or when the signal is activated. At these moments, the fog lights turn into turning lights. While the lighting effect is increased, the driver can maneuver safely and practically.
Stop & Go Assistant: This equipment, which can be described as one of the stages on the road to autonomous driving, contributes to driving comfort and safety. When the vehicle is stationary for less than 2 seconds, it can move again automatically. If the inactivity time exceeds two seconds, driving is restarted if the driver presses the accelerator pedal or the function button on the steering wheel.
In addition to these equipment in Mercedes-Benz buses; Parking Sensor / Assistant, which gives visual warning with colored LED lights on the side view mirrors, and Hill Start Support, which prevents unwanted forward and backward shifts and makes taking off and maneuvering more comfortable, are also offered as standard.
In all Mercedes-Benz intercity buses manufactured as of 2021, high-performance particulate filters with new antiviral effects are offered as standard against the Covid-19 epidemic, while a new air conditioning system is offered as an option. Thanks to the new air conditioning system, the air inside the buses can be completely changed every two minutes. Thanks to these equipment, which can be added to existing buses in addition to new bus orders, safer and more peaceful journeys can be made. The new equipment was developed as a result of the collaboration of Mercedes-Benz Türk Hoşdere Bus R&D Center with teams in Germany. Software updates are available for passenger bus climate control, which can further increase the rate of clean air. This additional fresh air content of the air conditioner demonstrably reduces the risk of infection for drivers and passengers. The multi-layer, progressively structured high performance particulate filters also have an antiviral functional layer. Active filters; It can be used for ceiling air conditioner, recirculation air filters and front box air conditioner. Active filters, which are suitable for intercity and city buses, can be applied to existing vehicles optionally. Vehicles equipped with active filters are also marked with a sticker on the passenger doors that the passenger can see.
2. New Comfort Standards
Developing new equipment according to the demands from the market, Mercedes-Benz adapts its global products to local needs in 2021 and offers more comfort equipment not only for passengers but also for everyone in the bus.
While USB units are offered as standard in all passenger seats, a first in the bus industry, after the feedback from the passengers, the USB devices offered for each seat row include smartphones, tablets, etc. tools can be charged. Thanks to the fabricated USBs compatible with the electrical infrastructure of the buses, the safety and comfort level of the vehicles increases. Double USB ports are located in the middle of the seats in double seats, while the USB ports in 2 + 1 seats are located on the side wall. The USB inputs also provide illumination, allowing easy access during night trips.
Thanks to the new seat rail system offered for businesses that will prefer a new Mercedes-Benz bus in 2 + 1 seat layout, it is easier to reposition the seats and prevent loss of value.
3.New Economic Driving Standards
Mercedes-Benz buses, which set a new standard in the sector with the new economic driving package; It provides fuel savings of up to 4% + through its predictive driving system, automatic body lowering, tire pressure monitoring and Eco driving assistant. Powershift automatic transmission comes standard in this new economical driving package. MB GO 250-8 Powershift operates as an automated transmission system with 8 forward 1 reverse ratios. Thanks to the transmission that reduces fuel consumption with fast and optimum gear shifts, the clutch pedal also disappears. With the new gearbox, the driving condition of the driver increases and thus more contribution can be made to traffic safety.
Thanks to the Predictive Driving System (PPC), Mercedes-Benz offers fuel economy and comfort. The system, which optimizes gear shifting times and gear selection by using digital road maps and GPS information covering 95 percent of European and Turkish highways, contributes to fuel savings.
The Predictive Driving System can go above or below the speed recorded in the cruise control system by a certain tolerance. When this system is used with all its functions, it not only saves fuel but also relieves the driver of the burden.
With the automatic body lowering feature, when the vehicle reaches a speed of 80 km / h, an advantage in air friction is achieved thanks to the 20 mm lower body. This system, which has a positive effect on fuel consumption, works automatically. When the speed of the vehicle decreases again below 60 km / h, this time the body rises 20 mm and becomes its standard position. The automatic body lowering system makes a significant contribution to economy, environment and safety.