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Always in the Fast Lane:

DIWA in BRT Systems

Vehicles in BRT Systems run on separate lanes with high service frequency, allowing them free and                                        unrestricted travel. BRT Systems offer the same system capacity as other mass transit modes, but                                          significantly shorter implementation periods – and at a fraction of the costs! Further benefits such as                                               low operating costs, high availability, positive ecological impacts and short travel times also favor BRT.

Experience the advantages of BRT which will be maximized by integration of Voith DIWA technology                                                    and services for BRT Systems.


Voith BRT References Worldwide

More than 10 000 Voith DIWA transmissions worldwide operating in the most diverse BRT Systems make Voith the world market leader in BRT. Aside from long-established systems like in Bogotá, São Paulo or Curitiba, newly established ones like in China, Indonesia or Africa also count on the DIWA transmission.

Examples of Voith BRT References Worldwide

TransMilenio, Bogotá                                                                                                                 Market Share Voith: 84%

Long-term relationship between Voith and the local operators is a key element for the success of TransMilenio. With the introduction of the TransMilenio, travel times have been reduced by 32 % and emissions by 40 %. The TransMilenio BRT System transports close to 2 million passengers per day which makes it one of the world’s most efficient BRT Systems. Today, TransMilenio is recognized as the benchmark for many cities worldwide that are planning to introduce a BRT System.

Brisbane Busway, Australia                                                                                                     Market Share Voith: 63%

The Brisbane Busway BRT System shows: DIWA transmission and DIWA Excellence services improve the ride comfort and safety while reducing transport-related emissions in CNG-powered buses efficiently.

Hangzhou BRT                                                                                                                             Market Share Voith: 89%

In Hangzhou, a service and maintenance contract with preventive overhaul program ensures maximum availability and cost transparency for operators and stakeholders. The operational speed during peak hours is about 10 km/h faster than the speed of regular buses in the same corridor. This results in a reduction of travel time by 40%. Due to the seperate lanes a significant decrease in road accidents have also been noticed. Based on these results, Hangzhou extended the BRT System by two more lines.

Zhengzhou BRT                                                                                                                          Market Share Voith: 100%

The integrated DIWA SmartNet concept of the Zhengzhou BRT System enables preventive maintenance and real-time operating data evaluation. Full integration of Voith ECU data with operators Fleet Management System reduces the complexity for the operators.

Low Operating Costs 

Lower Fuel Consumption.

Fuel costs account for approximately 30 % of vehicle life-cycle costs. Voith offers a wide-ranging combination of technical features and DIWA Excellence services to ensure optimum fuel-efficient vehicle operation at any time.


 Products & Components   Advantages  
 DIWA Transmission  + 50% fewer gear shifts in lower speed range
 Automatic Neutral Shift (ANS)  + Disconnects engine and transmission at vehicle standstill
 Gear-shifting program SensoTop  + Up to 7% fuel savings through topography-dependent gear shifting strategy
 Hydraulic Torsional Vibration Damper (HTSD)  + Shifting to a higher gear at lower engine speed
 DIWA Excellence  Advantages
 Driveline Configuration  + Consulting for ideal conditions right from the start
 DIWA Driver Training  + Realize potential in driving behaviour to maximize vehicle economy
 Operating Data Analysis  + Identify optimization potential for daily operation


Preventive Maintenance.

Predictable Costs for BRT Operation

Innovative preventive maintenance by Voith leads to significant cost savings throughout the entire vehicle lifecycle. The early-warning functionality of DIWA software enables permanent control of the shifting elements to detect problems at an early stage and to avoid costly consequential damages. Furthermore, the telemetric system DIWA SmartNet allows continuous and automated transmission condition monitoring that guarantees maximum vehicle availability while reducing the operating costs.

Maximum Availability

We Keep our Customers on the Road.

High vehicle availability is a precondition for an economical and reliable BRT operation. Because bus breakdowns on BRT routes affect the operators’ economical position negatively by unplanned costs – often including penalties for the interrupted service.

To ensure maximum vehicle availability at any time, Voith offers the following components and services:

Products & Components   Advantages  
 Unique DIWA Principle  + Fewer shifts and lower thermal load
 Efficient Cooling Concept  + Lower oil temperature and fewer fan engagement
 Secondary Retarder  + Significant increase in brake-lining lifetime
 DIWA SmartNet  + Permanent reassurance by continuous monitoring of the DIWA transmission
 DIWA Excellence  Advantages
 Preventive maintenance  + Reduced downtimes and significant cost savings
 Service and Maintenance contracts  + Planning security at full cost transparency
 Repair (genuine spare parts and exchange transmissions)  + Best parts quality and quickly back in service

Lower Emissions

The Target is to Cut Emissions.

Clean bus propulsion technology significantly reduces transport-related emissions in megacities.

The well-proven DIWA transmission sets the baseline for an excellent environmental sustainability: Reduced fuel consumption, CO2 and noise level of the driveline by SensoTop and torsional vibration damper HTSD.

Cleaner Air by Voith DIWA

In Bogotá, DIWA transmissions save around 3 tonnes/month of particulate matter because of the integrated secondary retarder. This also leads to a significant increase in brake-lining lifetime. This pays off – for the operators and the environment.

  • Always in the Fast Lane. Voith DIWA in BRT Systems

  • DIWA.5 Driving comfort combined with economy



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