Coaches, widely used for passenger transportation, often face challenges related to sunlight and excessive heat, affecting both drivers and passengers. Sunshades designed specifically for coaches offer a practical solution to these issues, enhancing comfort, safety, and overall travel experience. This information brief provides an overview of the benefits, types, and applications of sunshades for coaches.

Benefits of Sunshades for Coaches:

  1. Passenger Comfort: Sunshades provide passengers with a more enjoyable journey by reducing glare, heat, and discomfort caused by direct sunlight. They create a shaded and cooler environment within the coach, improving the overall travel experience.

  2. Driver Safety and Focus: Sunshades help drivers maintain focus by reducing glare, which is crucial for safe operation, especially during long journeys. Enhanced visibility and reduced eyestrain contribute to safer travel conditions.

  3. Interior Protection: Sunshades protect the coach's interior, including upholstery, from the damaging effects of UV radiation, helping to prolong the lifespan of the vehicle's components and reduce maintenance costs.

  4. Energy Efficiency: By reducing the need for excessive air conditioning to combat heat, sunshades contribute to energy savings and reduce fuel consumption, making coach operations more environmentally friendly.

Types of AMS Sunshades for Coaches:

  1. Flexi-visor Shades: Flexi-visor shades serve a dual purpose, acting as both sunshades and visors. They are equipped with stabilizing arms and can be customized with or without electric motors for convenient operation.

  2. Constant Tension Sunshades: These shades are manually operated and remain under spring tension. To ensure their effectiveness, they need to be securely positioned in place, providing consistent shade and glare protection

  3. Thermal Blocks: These removable fabric-based window coverings are particularly beneficial with internally integrated thermal protection – both in summer as well as in the winter – when Coaches are parked for periods of time. In the summer, Thermal Blocks reflect the sunbeams thereby keeping the interior cool reducing the air-conditioning costs whereas in the winter the Thermal Blocks high heat-retention properties keep the heat in the vehicle reducing heating costs.

  4. Interior Curtains: Interior curtains are easily adjustable and can be drawn to block out sunlight. They are a cost-effective solution for providing shade to passengers.

Applications of Sunshades for Coaches: 

  1. Public Transportation: City buses and commuter coaches benefit from sunshades to provide a comfortable and shaded environment for passengers during daily commutes.

  2. Tourism and Travel: Tour coaches frequently use sunshades to ensure passengers have an enjoyable and glare-free experience while exploring scenic destinations.

  3. Long-Distance Travel: Sunshades are essential for long-haul coaches, as they help drivers and passengers stay comfortable and safe during extended journeys.

  4. Special Events and Charters: Charter coaches, used for special events and private transportation, also employ sunshades to enhance the comfort of passengers.

Sunshades for coaches are a valuable addition to the transportation industry, offering a wide range of benefits, including improved passenger comfort, enhanced driver safety, and reduced energy consumption. The various types of sunshades available cater to different needs and preferences, making them a versatile solution for any coach operation. By incorporating sunshades into their fleets, coach operators can significantly enhance the quality of travel while ensuring a more sustainable and comfortable journey for all passengers and drivers.

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Here you will find information about aftermarket service for our shades and answers to questions you may have.

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  • RVs: Dealers and owners can purchase replacement shades directly from their respective vehicle manufacturer; owners who plan to renovate and/or update some interior aspects of their RVs, including shades, may want to contact one of AMS’ authorized service and renovation dealers, listed under “Where to Buy”.
  • Coaches/Buses/Transit Vehicles: From one of AMS’ authorized OEM Service Centres, listed under “Where to Buy”.
  • Con/Ag and Trucks: From any of your authorized Equipment Dealers.
All our products are sold only through Original Equipment Manufacturers as well as through authorized service dealers.
You may request technical manuals through AMS – please see under “Can I replace my own shade?”