Arriva operates 19,500 buses across 14 European countries, providing essential daily services for millions of people. As Europe’s largest transport provider, we take a leading stance on reducing our environmental impact, incorporating new technology as soon as it is developed to help reduce emissions, regulate fuel consumption and explore alternative vehicle designs.
Driver training and the adoption of eco-driving techniques is central to our commitment to reducing fuel consumption. As businesses seek to operate in increasingly cost effective, sustainable and eco friendlier ways, products that support these needs will become an essential part of fleet management.
To ensure best performance, we acquired a majority stake in leading technology company Zeta Automotive Limited. Zeta Automotive designs, develops and supplies a range of leading edge products that enables fleet operators to reduce fuel consumption and emissions output.
Zeta Automotive's leading product, EconoSpeed, is a dynamic throttle controller that automatically adjusts the rate of acceleration, replicating the driving style of a careful, economically-aware driver.
Having demonstrated fuel savings of 4 per cent, more than 9,300 of our buses will carry EconoSpeed technology by the end of 2015. In addition to fuel savings, reduced vehicle wear and lower emissions, our innovative approach leads to improved driver experience and more comfortable and safer journeys for our customers.