Urban Mobility Systems Mission
|Years of manufacture||2012 to present|
|Power/Fuel||Diesel or electric|
The Urban Mobility Systems Mission is a small, low floor transit, paratransit, and shuttle bus. It has also been adapted for freight transport and emergency services. The fully low floor design allows for a door behind the front wheels and a door on the rear.
The Mission was launched as the Optare Bonito in 2012, however the agreement with the manufacturer of the bus's structure Plastisol, was ended shortly after. Plastisol created Composite Mobility as their passenger vehicle division and re-introduced the bus in October 2013; first at the Inter Airport Europe Exhibition in Munich, Germany and then at Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium. At the end of the summer of 2014, the Mission embarked on a promotional tour of Canada. This included a formal introduction at the 2014 CUTA Trans-Expo in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Eco Motion, based in Mississauga, was the dealer for Composite Mobility.
After Plastisol ceased operations in 2016, the Mission passed on to Urban Mobility Systems (UMS). The new company specializes in clean, environmentally friendly transport solutions. Their North American division re-launched the Mission at 2019 CUTA Transit Show in Calgary, Alberta.
The Mission uses a monocoque glass-reinforced polyester structure incorporated onto a Fiat Ducato drivetrain. This method of construction produces a lightweight vehicle 30 to 40 percent lighter than a competitor, according to the manufacturer. The Mission may be powered by a diesel (3.0D) or electric (150E) drivetrain.
As part of the Interregional Automated Transport (I-AT) project, a self-driving version of the Mission was introduced on a fixed route between Aachen, Germany and Vaals, Netherlands in 2019.
|Iveco F1CE3481E Euro 6, 177 hp||150 kW permanent magnet motor|
|6 speed automatic|
|6 speed manual|
|Front: McPherson strut air spring|
|Rear: Trailing arm, air spring, adjustable shock absorber|
|Hydraulic disc brakes|
- CM Mission presentation at Inter-Airport Europe and Busworld. Press release. Composite Mobility.
- CM Mission 30D on promotion tour through Canada. Press release. Composite Mobility.
- Autonomous Mission in Arnhem. Press release. Urban Mobility Systems, 04 April 2019.