About us

ACES is the future of sustainable mobility: Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared

About us

CabiBUS was on show in the



CabiBUS enables cities to move toward a model of on-demand mobility in which citizens can take advantage of clean transportation options that meet their immediate needs.

CabiBUS will offer a substantial reduction in public transportation costs and increase the safety of public transportation. CabiBUS will also reduce the amount of transports with fossil fueled private cars.


CabiBUS is:

  • faster
  • more comfortable
  • more secure
  • more efficient

than other public transportation. 

Public transportation systems today have many limitations and problems that make it less attractive for the majority of travelers. Even in a country like Sweden, with well developed public transport systems, people choose their private car for more than 80% of the daily trips resulting in traffic congestions, pollution and accidents. The major issues are:

  • The distance from the starting point to the nearest bus/tram stop and from the last stop to the end destination, in most cases by walking with the risk to be exposed for bad weather or even crime.
  • Often it is necessary to change to another bus/tram, adding waiting time and weather exposure.
  • Sharing a limited space with other passengers reduce the possibility to work or relax and entails exposure to airborne infections.
  • Total travel time is typically much longer than by private car, in Sweden the average is 68% longer.
  • Children can have problems with using public transport alone, also elderly and people with minor disabilities not qualified for special transportation service, making private car the chosen alternative.

With these obstacles the authorities in cities and regions have real problems to reach their goals for reduced traffic. Now the development of autonomous electric vehicles can revolutionize the public transport systems through substantially lower operating cost, increased passenger safety and a higher customer satisfaction.

The start of CabiBUS.

The idea of shared door-to-door service have been with Kenneth Palmestål since the early 70-ties. He proposed the idea of shared door-to-door with minibuses in objection to the planned PRT on rails in his hometown Gothenburg in Sweden. With the development of electric propulsion and self-driving he modified the ideas and added private cabins that will offer more privacy, comfort and efficiency that in the end will attract private car commuters.


  • CabiBUS participated in Resenärkampen 2014 in Gothenburg.  A contest for the public

to improve existing or future public transportation. Focus were on the people traveling with

public transportation and how you could improve their experience.

CabiBUS were nominated for the final.

  • CabiBUS were featured on Västra Götalandsregionens website for public transportation.
  • CabiBUS were featured on Göteborgspostens blog for public transportation and

got a lot of positive comments and feedback for our ideas.


Project leader

Kenneth Palmestål is the founder and project leader for CabiBUS. Kenneth has a background as IT professional, entrepreneur and inventor. His first patented solution, IQtherm, entered the market in 1991 and is a digital thermostat programmable with a remote controller that saves 15-25 % energy in homes and offices. IQtherm was awarded first prize in a NUTEK technology procurement 1996.

The invention SoundRacer is a fun gadget that, when installed in your car, will produce one of several exciting engine sounds (sent to your car stereo via FM transmitter) that follows and matches your engine's RPM in real time. So now everyone can drive a virtual sportscar. Sold globally since 2009. Loz Blain at Gizmag (now New Atlas) made a great video!

The SoundRacer technology is further developed as a sound system for electric vehicles and used in electric cars, scooters,  motorcycles, karts, fork lifts and others.  EVSoundSystem.

www.Autolevel5.com is a website aimed for information on the progress of autonomous vehicles.

© Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved.

CabiBUS with one passenger compartment (cabin) for each passenger is a truly innovative vehicle. It is the prerequisite for an attractive public transportation solution that offers privacy when sharing a vehicle with unknown passengers in a small vehicle without a driver. It also provides other unique advantages against existing systems.