Big Open Love Bus

This right here is a bus made for everyone who is anyone. Everyone can ride this bus, no matter how they get around, no matter what they roll on. If they roll on a wheelchair, there’s room for at least two of them. If they ride a stroller (usually this is little kiddies), they’ve got four whole spaces open to them. If they ride fine legs but bad eyes, they’ve got bright contrast throughout the bus for ease of identification. Plus, there’s handles galore.

Designed to be an all-encompasing transport system for town transport, designer Ceren Bagatar dubbed this the “ACBus” Accessible City Bus. Low floor, flexible module elements throughout, and so many handles you’d be more at risk of dinking your forhead than falling down for lack of support.

What did the last bus you rode look like?

Last one I rode was when I was all the way over in England. Those busses looked very similar to this: low, relatively open, and basically all wheelchair and baby buggy ready. Not quite as handle-intensive though, and not quite as brightly colored.

Plus steps upstairs. But aren’t those gone now?

Designer: Ceren Bagatar

Accessible City Bus aka ACBus by Ceren Bagatar

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13 Comments

  • BCR says:

    Um. Where is the driver? Or the engine? Or Luggage racks? And don’t get me started on the modular double seating levering out over open space…

    Also, there are still double-decker buses but the design for the upper deck would have to be all seats as there is no standing up there.

  • meinv says:

    Um. Where is the driver? Or the engine? Or Luggage racks? And don’t get me started on the modular double seating levering out over open space…

    Also, there are still double-decker buses but the design for the upper deck would have to be all seats as there is no standing up there.

  • Tom says:

    I believe that the driver is situated in the black seat on the right hand side of the overhead view. The seat is mounted centrally which could help with manufacturing for international markets.

    Engines are commonly placed at the rear of modern buses, in this case the rear window would be filled in to block the view of an engine…small compromise for movement.

    Luggage racks are rarely included on buses meant for short distance travel e.g around city centers as the rate of people getting on/off is high and the need for storing bags for a long time is small. However some buses to have a communal rack located near to the doors. I have always found this to be useful, but I understand that some users would find concern with leaving their belongs a fair distance from them and right next to a busy door.

    From inspection I would guess that the double seats are supported by the handrail extending to the roof which are also used to house the “stop” buttons.

    I am not the designer but these seem the most plausible answers to your many questions!

  • Tom says:

    I would just like to add that many buses are designed very badly and it is refreshing to see someone addressing the situation logically and with simple stylish design.

    Some explanation alongside the very nice renders might help anyone with questions in future though!

  • Ceren says:

    The bus uses in-wheel engines and fuel cells on the roof. This is why it has such a wide space and a full low floor.

    The driver seat is in between the front wheels and it is higher than the rest of the bus so that it can provide a full control of the road and the bus.

    The double seats are connected to the roof through the handle bars.

    No luggage rack is used, since this is a short distance bus designed for a small city. However there is enough space between the seats for those who want to keep their belongings with them.

    The wheelchairs can be locked and released independently to universal docking stations.

    Tangible stripes are used on the floor to indicate the seating and the passage.

    If you’d like to see more details, please visit the web site:
    http://www.cerenbagatar.com/accessiblecitybus.swf

    Thanks!

  • jordi says:

    First of all, congratulations! it’s a nice and clean presentation. Which program do you use to render it?

    but… you forgot the wheel arch. i think

    • Ceren says:

      Thanks! I used Hypershot, but with a lot of Photoshop work over them.

      I wanted to keep the top view as clean as possible. That’s why I didn’t show the wheel archs there ;)…

  • jin-wook says:

    HI~
    nice to meet you.
    i am korean industrial design mojor student. ^^

    I was see mr.ceren’s big open love bus.

    render is very clean and reality. ^^

    hypershot is seem to photograph….

    thank you to good bus ^^

  • stephen russell says:

    Must for worldwide,.big seller here for the MTA in LA CA area.
    Nice.
    Major demand for worldwide.

  • Curiosity killed the says:

    Are the seats foldable?

  • Curiosity killed the cats says:

    Are the seats foldable?

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