The future of Ventura Systems depends upon its ability to innovate. Competition is fierce. Knowledge spreads quickly. The ability of Ventura Systems to not only keep up with its current business practices, but to exceed its own – and its competition's – expectations are critical to survival.
What is innovation? According to Merriam-Webster, innovation is:
An invention is useful only to the inventor unless it is offered to the public. If the invention improves some product, process or service for the public, then that invention transforms into an innovation.
Over the years Ventura Systems brought many innovations to the public significantly impacting the design of vehicles and door systems:
The company culture at Ventura Systems welcomes and accepts new ideas and creative contributions from all its staff, enabling inventions to break through to vehicles manufacturers and transport organizations.
Not just our dedicated R&D department, but all our other Ventura Systems departments regard development of an innovation as challenging.
"Real" Innovation within Ventura Systems is accomplished consistently and systematically. We innovate successfully by using an efficient and repeatable innovation methodology.
According the UITP local public transport use is going to double by 2025. This will present significant innovation challenges.
The European Bus System of the Future, is a €26million UITP-led project which includes the continent’s five biggest bus builders – EvoBus, Irisbus, MAN, Scania and Volvo – along with major operators, suppliers and academics.
The EBSF research aims to develop an innovative high-quality bus system, to make a breakthrough in vehicle design, and to promote co-operation between the five big European bus makers so that whatever new designs do appear they are more competitive with other parts of the world, e.g. low-cost countries such as Egypt and China.
For the EBSF project Ventura systems develops door systems that maximizes passenger flow and optimizing interior space of the vehicles. This results in new vehicles designs making transport concepts such as BRT possible and practical.
It is forecast that a key feature of future local public transport will be the networking of different means of transport, including bicycles, car-sharing, rail systems, and road transport. Some areas in the world are already building such networks; indeed London’s bicycle hire scheme is a good example, and one of mayor Boris Johnson’s brighter ideas in transport.
Buses are expected to play a key role in this network development. According to the UITP they currently account for over 46 per cent of local public transport. In addition, buses are recognized as offering advantages when it comes to safety, environmental compatibility, sustainability, economic efficiency, and flexibility. One example of economic efficiency is that BRT systems can be built for one-tenth of the cost of rail networks, and can be built more quickly too. EvoBus reckons there are around 100 BRT systems in operation around the world, with another 90 being planned.