DriverFirst™

Research resulting in comfort.

When designing buses, our goal is to create a vehicle that appeals to drivers. As such, our team focuses heavily on how drivers use their buses, day-to-day. We create bus designs to support their activities and tasks. And during the design process, we take actual driver measurements to help maximize driver comfort and minimize fatigue. We also modify our bus designs repeatedly to ensure the end product is ergonomically friendly.

Experience DriverFirst™ for yourself.

  • Accessible storage
  • Left-hand switch panel
  • Standard steering wheel controls
  • Ergonomic optimization
  • Driver visibility
  • Driver accommodation
  • Driver seat options
  • Ingress/Egress
  • BTI Seating

“It’s quite simple. Taking a systematic approach to understanding how drivers interact with a vehicle allowed our team to build a bus that makes it easier for bus drivers to do their jobs.”

Lenora Hardee

IC Bus Chief Technology Engineer

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Driver Visibility

  • No center post to obstruct the driver’s view
  • 3-piece windshield reduces damage repair costs and provides a clear view of side mirrors, unlike traditional A-Pillar design
  • Overlapping wipers clear more windshield surface area
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Driver Accommodation

Tilt/Telescoping wheel (optional) for customization and increased maneuverability 
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Driver seat options

  • Static Seat with vertical adjustment
  • Mechanical Seat for additional movement from hip to knee
  • Air Suspension Seat w/heated option
  • Premium Air Suspension Seat with triple-chamber and lumbar adjustments, recline, and heated option
  • Dual Shock Air Suspension Seat to damper extreme and residual bounce, with heated option
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Ingress/Egress

  • The widest door in the industry for ease of entry and exit
  • Uniform steps with consistent spacing and optimal driver alignment
  • Aluminum door construction to minimize corrosion
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BTI Seating

  • Best-in-class serviceability
  • Maximum configurability
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Lower weight