The COVID-19 virus pandemic has unsettled our customers and changed the way we travel. One big topic is air exchange in buses and coaches. Thanks to ultra-modern air conditioning technology, drivers and passengers can breathe easy.
Good air-con against COVID-19.
The global COVID-19 virus pandemic has massively changed daily life for coach operators and transport companies. In Germany, as in many other European countries, coach travel was temporarily banned at the start of the public health measures and is only slowly restarting. Operators, drivers and passengers remain unsure, however. How safe actually is it to travel by coach today?
Daimler Buses is looking to address this uncertainty and is aware of its great responsibility towards its customers as a market leader. Setra coaches from the ComfortClass and TopClass ranges, as well as the intercity buses from the MultiClass, all have highly developed air conditioning and ventilation systems. These ensure plenty of fresh air, counteracting the risk of aerosol transmission of infections.
Our hygienic measures
Greater safety in times of COVID‑19.
Daimler Buses offers highly developed air-con technology for your buses and coaches, and is working on further innovations to make driving buses even safer.
The climate control technology in Setra TopClass models buses is based on aquasphere air conditioning systems providing a particularly high proportion of fresh air, in conjunction with efficient filter systems. At lower temperatures, the amount of fresh air can even reach 100 percent. Here, the air is completely exchanged every two to four minutes. To draw a comparison: the amount of air moved every hour is equivalent to that in 35 detached homes. Overall, this means the passenger receives a much greater proportion of fresh air than, for example, in an aeroplane.
Strengthen confidence in coach travel.
Air conditioning and COVID-19 fact sheet with information for passengers and recommendations for drivers.
Daimler Buses is always at work on technological innovations in air conditioning technology. Software updates are available for the climate control of coaches and intercity buses, which increase the proportion of fresh air operation. These include the later closure of the fresh air flap at high or low temperatures, manual ventilation of the parked bus or increasing the fan speed. Passenger health thus enjoys top priority, even if certain efficiency advantages are lost.
In addition to these climate control and air conditioning measures, Daimler Buses also offers further COVID-19 protection measures for drivers and passengers.
Impressive: this video shows how efficiently constant air exchange via the air conditioning system works.