Transport Advantages And Disadvantages

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Introduction: The automotive chassis provides the strength necessary to support the vehicular components and the payload placed upon it. The suspension system contains the springs, the shock absorbers, and other components that allow the vehicle to pass over uneven terrain without an excessive amount of shock reaching the passengers or the cargo. The steering mechanism is an integral portion of the chassis, as it provides the operator with a means of controlling the direction of travel. The tyres grip the road surface to provide good traction that enables the vehicle to accelerate, brake, and make turns without skidding. Working in conjunction with the suspension, the tyres absorb most of the shocks caused by road irregularities. The body of the vehicle encloses the mechanical components and passenger compartment. It is made of relatively light sheet metal or composite plastics. The components which make up the chassis are held together in proper relation to each other by the frame. Buses are used for transportation of people and these are generally classified according to size and passenger carrying capacity or body shape. Thus we have many types of busses. The types of busses are: 1. Unit Body 1. Mini Buses 2. Mid Size 3. Regular 2. Deckers 3. Articulated bus body 4. Luxury Buses 5. Special Busses There are three basic types of bus manufacturer: • Chassis manufacturer - builds the under frame in a body-on-frame type construction • Body manufacturer - builds the
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