Press releases

First anniversary of the SmartShuttles


Press release of 22 June 2017

One year after the inauguration of the world’s first SmartShuttles on public roads, PostBus and its Mobility Lab partners (City of Sion, Canton of Valais, EPFL, HES-SO Valais-Wallis and Swiss Post) can look back on a positive launch. The population of Sion and the numerous tourists who tested the self-driving buses have reacted positively to this new transport solution. The yellow shuttles also arouse considerable interest among the research community, in companies and among the local authorities. 

First Postbuses from the United Kingdom

Press release dated 19 May 2017

By the end of next year, no fewer than 19 new double-decker Postbuses will come into service in Eastern Switzerland. They are produced in the United Kingdom for PostBus – a first of its kind. PostBus is presenting the first of these vehicles to the media in Engelburg today, and to the local population on 20 May.

SmartShuttles transport visitors in Hanover

Press release dated 20 March 2017

The world’s first SmartShuttle is already operating on the streets of Sion. PostBus has now procured two additional autonomous vehicles and will be deploying them at CeBIT in Hanover from 20 to 24 March: The SmartShuttles will transport visitors at the world’s biggest IT fair.  

152 million passengers carried with PostBus

Press release, 16 March 2017

Last year, PostBus once again travelled more kilometres, transporting significantly more passengers in the process. The start of tests for its autonomous SmartShuttles, which are being showcased in Hanover from Monday, has attracted considerable national and international attention. 

Fuel cell Postbuses: PostBus satisfied with project outcome

Northern Switzerland

Press release, 1 February 2017

The PostBus project involving five fuel cell Postbuses in the region of Brugg has come to an end. Covering well over 1 million kilometres between them, the vehicles have demonstrated that it is feasible to use hydrogen in regional passenger transport. 

Swiss public transport award FLUX awarded for the 10th time

Neuchâtel / Jura / Bernese Jura

Press release, 1 December 2016

Delémont is the most innovative and customer-friendly medium-sized transport hub in Switzerland. The capital of the canton of Jura, was today awarded the “FLUX – Golden Transport Hub” winner’s prize in Berne, outrivaling competition from Dornach-Arlesheim, Interlaken West and Wettingen in the final.

SmartShuttle: Testing in Sion resumes


Press release, 6 October 2016

Postbus will resume testing with the SmartShuttles in Sion from today, Thursday. The partners responsible for testing have used the two-week interruption to investigate the causes for the collision with the open tailgate of a parked delivery van. On the basis of their findings, PostBus and the vehicle supplier Navya have taken technical and organizational measures to prevent a similar incident happening in the future.  

30 year anniversary of PostBus route Lucerne–Rotkreuz

Central Switzerland

News dated 22 September 2016

A 30-year anniversary is usually not a reason for a big celebration, but in connection with the 2016 Year of Public Transportation of the Canton Lucerne, the 30th anniversary of the PostBus route Lucerne–Rotkreuz fits in perfectly. 

Five years of hydrogen-powered travel


Press release, 8 September 2016

At the end of the year, PostBus will bring the project involving five fuel cell Postbuses in the region of Brugg to an end. PostBus has proven that everyday operation of routes with fuel cell vehicles is possible. But what does the future hold for the hydrogen filling station in Brugg?

Central Alps: Season opening for the longest bus journey in Switzerland


Press release, 22 June 2016

Travel in a Postbus on the four-pass route in the Central Alps on a journey lasting almost nine hours. The longest and most spectacular PostBus route in Switzerland traverses terrain at an altitude of over 5,000 metres. The season starts on 25 June.

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