Foton is mobility partner of choice for San Pedro Transport

Updated Feb 18, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

San Pedro City is taking public transportation to the next level.

Any metropolis aiming for progress sees public transportation as an essential part of development. The city of San Pedro in Laguna, through the San Pedro Transport Cooperative (SPTC), will now benefit from modern alternatives to mass transit as it partners with Foton Motor Philippines.

Foton turnover

Foton GMA Cavite officials turn over 20 F-Jeepney F29 units to the San Pedro Transport Cooperative

The automaker recently provided a fleet of its F-Jeepney F29 model to the SPTC, comprising 20 units. These jeepneys were turned over by Foton GMA Cavite/Zoomhub Inc., led by its President Willy Tee Ten, to officials of the SPTC., as witnessed by San Pedro City Mayor Lourdes Catáquiz.

With seating up to 29 occupants, the Foton F-Jeepney F29 packs a number of tech amenities designed to elevate the passenger experience with every commute.

A large LED overhead monitor patched to multiple speakers provides riders with onboard entertainment on their journeys, as well as displaying the route. It also comes with its own Wi-Fi hotspot for commuters who want to stay connected even while on the go.

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F29 interior

The F29 features plenty of handrails to aid passengers

Foton said that passengers will appreciate the F29’s generous interior space, comfortable seats, and powerful air-conditioning system. Numerous handrails and grips aid in ingress and egress, especially for older commuters. A Beep automatic fare collection system is installed for cashless payment convenience.

Like many of Foton’s utility models, the F-Jeepney F29 is powered by a Cummins diesel engine in 3.8L displacement, churning out 154 hp with common-rail direct injection technology and turbocharging.

Safety features include an onboard CCTV camera system with monitor, and a GPS tracking system. Every F-Jeepney F29 unit conforms to Philippine National Standard (PNS) 2126:2017 for the safety and comfort of passengers.

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CCTV system

A touchscreen head unit and CCTV camera system also come standard

Ang brand na FOTON po ay isa sa mga nauunang brand ng modern jeepney sa City of San Pedro, napag-alaman po natin na ito ay maraming naisasakay, ang ginagamit din nitong emission standards ay nakakatulong sa pagpapanatili ng maayos na environment, kaya inaasahan natin na makatulong ito sa pag-unlad ng San Pedro kasama ng ating transport cooperative,” Mayor Catáqui said.

(Foton is one of the leading modern jeepney brands in San Pedro City, offering generous passenger capacity. Its emission standards also contribute to maintaining a clean environment, and we look forward to its contribution to San Pedro’s development along with our transport cooperative)

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

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Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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