New Technology and Projects Manager
Engineering, Tower Transit Operations Ltd.
London, United KingdomA Chartered Engineer and qualified to Master Degree level in both Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Electronics, David Yorke has been involved with zero and low emission buses for the last ten years.rnAn industry respected expert, David oversees all aspects of the operation of ten hydrogen fuel cell buses in London. Along with being on leading authority on hydrogen fuel cell buses, David is a specialist in the technology and running of other zero and low emission buses. His focus is zero emission and disruptive technologies in bus environments and works closely with colleagues in Singapore and Australia.rnPrior to his current employment at Tower Transit, David has worked in industry on new product introduction and quality. He has extensive experience of low production, high technology, manufacturing.
The depot of the Future
The changing technology of buses is forcing revolution in bus depots. Processes that have been fundamentally the same for decades are having to change to accommodate low and zero emission buses.
While appreciating that zero emission buses are the future, and in the next few years will be demanded by most major cities, the experience of operating large fleets and the impact on depots has rarely been explored.
This presentation will look at the impact of operating zero emission buses, both plug in electric and hydrogen fuel cell, on the depot processes, scheduling and maintenance. This will include the fuelling or charging of the bus, the effect in the workshop, any adaptations that are potentially required and how to adjust well established routines to ensure that a bus undertakes it fundamental role of moving passengers from A to B.