Altair ProductDesign to Unveil BUSolutions LCO-140H, the World's First Series Hydraulic Hybrid Transit Bus Sept. 7, 2011

Photo and interview opportunities with engineering executives, technical leaders and state and government officials

WHAT:Altair ProductDesign, a division of Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, will unveil the world's first series hydraulic hybrid transit bus, the LCO-140H. The LCO-140H was developed under the BUSolutions program in partnership with Automation Alley, in an effort to revitalize public bus transportation in America.

BUSolutions is a collaborative effort between public and private entities to research, develop and commercialize advanced transit bus systems that are significantly more fuel efficient, have lower operating and maintenance costs, are competitively priced and can operate without updating the infrastructure of existing transit authorities. As a result, BUSolutions is projected to lower the cost of ownership by more than $150,000 per bus as compared to a conventional diesel bus.

In addition to investments by Altair and Automation Alley, BUSolutions has been funded by multiple federal and state programs including the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). It also has received exceptional local support by southeast Michigan congressional members, transportation industry partners, and local transit authorities SMART and the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT).

WHO: Altair executives, county, state and national government officials, and chief technologists.


Altair Engineering, Inc.1820 E. Big BeaverTroy, MI 48083


Wednesday, Sept. 7, 201110 a.m. - 12 p.m.


-- Unique opportunity to ride the world's first series hydraulic hybrid transit bus
-- First opportunity to hear the efficiency statistics with the official release of the testing results
-- Access to local and federal dignitaries including L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive; Martin Dober, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; and Walt Kulyk, Federal Transportation Authority
-- Access to Altair executives including:
- Jim Scapa, chairman and CEO, Altair Engineering
- Jeff Brennan, CMO, Altair Engineering
- Mike Heskitt, COO, Altair ProductDesign, Inc.
- Jeff Hopkins, engineering manager, Altair ProductDesign, Inc.
-- Photo opportunities
-- Post-event images/video available upon request

MORE INFO: For more information, visit

CONTACT: To RSVP or schedule interviews, contact Deana Goodrich, Airfoil Public Relations, at 248-304-1457,

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