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The image shows a car larger than a bus, called a couch, viewed from side, facing left.

The coach is a massive car, that can also have a floor, and which is holding a high level of comfort due to its utilities, required for the optimal experience of the passengers, during a trip or a tour over a very long distance.

The outside shell of the car, also called the car body, is represented embossed.

The two pairs of wheels at the bottom, the rear, as well as the front pair, are highlighted by embossed circles with a middle blank spot.

The bus has a single passenger door, in the center, and another one in the front, next to the driver, both of them rendered with a vertical rectangle, outlined in blank.

Between the two doors there are three compartments for luggage, located on the side and marked by blank outlined squares.

The side window and the windscreen, or the front window, are rendered by oblique, thickened and parallel lines.

At the bottom, in the left corner, there is a man standing,  thus positioned to facilitate the comparison of the dimensions of the vehicle to the height of an adult.

Additional information

The coach is a vehicle designed for long-distance transportation of passengers. It has a length of 12 meters and a seating capacity of 56. 

Coaches are high floor vehicles, which usually have a single narrow passenger door in the center, and a separate luggage hold mounted below the passenger compartment. In contrast to transit buses, motor coaches typically feature a forward-facing seating (the guide seat), with no provision for standing and stopping less often. The coaches are equipped with air conditioning, folding chairs, seat belts, wheelchair lifts for access. In addition to the amenities listed, some coaches may include a toilet, refrigerator and TV.

Coaches are often used for tourism purposes, journeys and group trips. Coach travel is the safest form of road transport, ten times safer than traveling by private car. In addition, the coach offers more space for luggage and more comfort than the bus, which makes the longer route less stressful.

The modern coaches originate from horse drawn carriages, which first appeared in the Hungarian town ,,Kocs” (hence the English “coach”), in the 15th century. One of the earliest motorised vehicles was the charabanc (a type of horse-drawn vehicle), which was used for short journeys and excursions until the early years of the 20th century. The first ,,motor coaches” were purchased by operators of those horse-drawn vehicles in the early 20th century by operators such as Royal Blue Coach Services, who purchased their first charabanc in 1913 and were running to conduct 72 coaches by 1926.

Bibliography

1.Travel in Europe by bus, a cheap and convenient solution, available online at https://www.b1.ro/stiri/eveniment/calatoria-cu-autocarul-in-europa-o-solutie-ieftina-si-comoda-201512.html?page=1, accessed December 8, 2020.

2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(bus)

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