The design of the Chaser was started as a means to solve multiple problems in public transportation. First and most important is "Private Space". The Chaser is the only bus system ever proposed to provide large individually accessible traveling compartments that give access to public transportation but enables the Traveler to privately embark and disembark travel without disturbing or being disturbed by fellow Travelers.
Chaser Unlimited was formed to enable manufacturing and sales of a modular, re-configurable surface transportation vehicle that can serve municipal and commercial needs while reducing cost of ownership using easily replaceable component subsystems. The subsystems include passenger compartments, energy, drive systems, and primary load-rated truss frames.
The design criteria for the Chaser puts focus on both cost of ownership and cost of purchase and delivery. By removing the center aisle so familiar in public buses, the vehicle can be reduced in width enabling the Chaser to increase the width of the seating areas. Privacy and bigger seats is a bold win over typical public transportation.
The Chaser is the only public transit system designed specifically to fit inside of a standard ISO inter-modal shipping container which reduces cost of shipping and enables full secured transit of your Chaser Bus Fleet to any location via ship, train and truck. The Chaser will also easily be delivered by cargo plane.
The Chaser super-structure enables the easy reconfiguration or
replacement of individual passenger compartments, ADA complaint chair
ramps and other utility compartments such as EMT, Fire Rescue, palletized cargo handling and agricultural harvesting will be available.
The operations of the Chaser as a public transit system enables the traveler to quickly identify if there is a seat available by bright green and red indicator lights on the front of the bus corresponding with read and green light indicators at each door long the sides of the Chaser. Once a Traveler has hailed the driver, the Chaser will immediately stop and allow the Pedestrian to approach any of the doors with a green light, render payment of a 'door-charge' and then gain access. We believe this method will greatly enhance the efficiency of public transportation saving time and reducing risk for Travelers and Operators alike. When the driver is insulated from the transaction for public transit services, it reduces risk for the operator. The Pedestrian must render payment before the system is accessed. This security measure means that no doors are opened and the Operator and Travelers are not exposed to bad behavior from would-be criminals.
The fair box is personalize at each door as a part of each pedestrian module. Fees may be collected in coin, token, ticket or digital. Once a Pedestrian opens the door the time-based fee system will engage.
The Chaser all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering system enables the operator to easily turn tight corners in dense urban areas and will tilt into corners to reduce lateral g-force on the people enjoying the ride creating the most stable, comfortable and effective city bus design ever proposed.
Practical, efficient, effective public transportation giving the Traveler a quiet, peaceful and enjoyable ride in the privacy only made possible by the Chaser.
The global bus market is presently more than 620,000 units a year and growing! Lets bring this new revolution in public transportation to the world!
First Concept Art / Illustrations OrderedJanuary, 2016
First Spread Sheet Cost / Performance / ROI Models GeneratedFebruary, 2016
Updated Illustrations posted on parent company website announcing 'Private Space in Public Transportation'October, 2016
Initial website www.Chaser-Unlimited.com Launched!September, 2017
Chaser Unlimited, LLC Registered with the State of MichiganSeptember, 2017
EIN Number IssuedOctober, 2017
Twitter Site Launched! @ChaserBus https://twitter.com/ChaserBusNovember, 2017
Crowdfunder Campaign Launched!December, 2017
First Press Release announcing CrowdFunder CampaignDecember, 2017
Interview on SuperbCrew: https://www.superbcrew.com/the-chaser-redefines-the-paradigm-of-public-transportation-and-fleet-management/December, 2017