Change: yes. Adjust: no. The use of proven components from the Citaro in the CapaCity has great practical advantages. For example, the driver will find the spacious and ergonomic cockpit already familiar from the perfectly designed workplace of the Citaro. The driver takes his or her seat on a raised platform in the CapaCity – on eye level with the passengers. This allows a superb 360 degree view. The AquaBlade® windscreen wipers also ensure a good view at all times, minimising both driving noise and power consumption thanks to their dynamic design. Important vehicle information can be retrieved at a glance from the coloured and easy-to-read central display.
Functionality can be so comfortable. The driver cockpit.
Change: yes. Adjust: no.
The driver will already be familiar with the spacious and ergonomic cockpit from the perfectly designed workplace of the popular Citaro. The driver takes his or her seat on a raised platform in the CapaCity, on eye level with the passengers. This allows a superb 360 degree view. Important vehicle information can be retrieved at a glance from the coloured and easy-to-read central display.
Multifunction steering wheel and instrument panel.
The multifunction steering wheel allows easy and quick operation of features. It also comes with a rest break position and – in conjunction with the instrument panel – can be perfectly adjusted in tilt and height to the driver's personal preferences. The practical stowage areas create a clutter-free driver's cockpit.
A precondition and challenge for safely driving a large capacity bus is a perfect overview of the surroundings, especially in the vicinity of the rear section. The CapaCity already simplifies the view by virtue of its single-pivot construction. In addition, several external cameras provide an overview of what's happening around the rear section. Manoeuvring and backing up are as easy as with any other single-pivot bus.
The clever steering of the fourth axle.
The great advantages of the CapaCity compared with other concepts for large capacity buses include its unhindered manoeuvrability when backing up.
As in forward travel at low speeds, the fourth axle is also actively steered in this case. The clever steering of the fourth axle also reduces pivoting of the rear when pulling away from the bus stop: in this case, the steering of the fourth axle reacts to the steering movement of the front axle with a defined delay. This can prevent wheel contact with the kerb and pivoting of the rear section onto the pavement.