When it comes to transporting our most precious cargo, only the best will do. That means a bus that has some of the latest safety technology, is built with high-quality materials, offers forward-thinking propulsion options and provides drivers with everything they need to be successful. It means a company willing to go above and beyond all expectations with engineers who are never satisfied with the status quo. Introducing the Next Generation CE Series. Welcome to a new era in school transportation.
Of all the requirements IC Bus engineers are tasked with when designing a new bus, one rises above the rest: it must be a safe means of transportation for the children who ride inside. It’s an enormous responsibility and something that we never take for granted. That’s why the next generation CE Series includes the very latest in safety technology. These safety features are essential when it comes to providing the driver with extraordinary situational awareness; enabling them to keep the students riding behind them out of harms way.
Visibility is crucially important to any school bus driver. Children of all heights walk next to, in front of, behind and toward the bus – and being able to see them is the only way to ensure they are kept safe. The Next Generation CE Series includes several enhancements that help boost the situational awareness of the driver.
The Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ Safety Package uses radar and an optional video camera (Fusion package) to scan the forward path of the bus. If a slower moving or stopped vehicle is detected, the system is designed to reduce the severity and likelihood of a rear-end impact through automatic braking and audible alerts. This integration of various technologies creates a highly detailed data picture that can significantly reduce the chance of a false alert or activation. The Next Generation CE Series was designed from the beginning to utilize active safety. In fact, the alerts are now integrated into the gauge cluster as opposed to being mounted atop the instrument panel in previous models.
Every successful trip begins and ends with the driver. That’s why we empower them with tools that elevate their comfort, efficiency, and situational awareness in a meaningful and nonintrusive manner. It’s a philosophy we call DriverFirst™ which is our commitment to do everything we can to provide a working environment that puts drivers in a position to succeed. After all, it’s hard enough to find committed drivers, let alone retain them. So, if we’re able to help by providing a bus that drivers want to drive, then everyone wins. Your district wins by retaining an experienced driver, the driver wins by building a stable and satisfying career and, most importantly, the kids win by boarding a bus each morning driven by someone who loves their job.
For more information, download the Full CE Series brochure or call 1-888-242-6126. You can also find a location near you.
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The Next Generation of IC BUS - CE Series School Bus
- GVWR: Up to 33,000 lbs
- Passenger Capacity: Up to 83
- Wheelbase Options: 158" to 276"
- Single Rear Axle: 15,500-23,000 lbs
- Front Axle: 8,000-10,000 lbs
- Front Suspension: Parabolic Taper Leaf: 8,000-10,000 lbs
- Rear Suspension: International Vari-Rate Spring: 15,500-21,000 lbs | International Ride-Optimized Suspension (IROS Air): 15,500-23,000 lbs
- Brakes Including ESC, ABS and ATC: Standard: Air Drum | Optional: Air Disc & Hydraulic
- Transmission: Allison 2000 and 3000 Series
- Cummins B6.7 Diesel: 220-260 HP
- Up to a 50-degree wheel cut
- 65 & 100 gallon fuel tanks
- 78" Interior headroom