However, if the coach is fitted out with the ZF-EcoLife Coach automatic transmission, like the Neoplan Tourliner, even routes with a demanding topography become a breeze for coach drivers to traverse. In mountainous regions, coaches often have to brake hard due to frequent narrow bends and then have to accelerate strongly again. This means that many gear changes have to take place in a short space of time. This is the case for the serpentine roads in the South German Allgäu. The ZF-EcoLife Coach automatic transmission really shows off what it can do here. Its high energy conversion efficiency, coupled with its gentle yet efficient acceleration without tractive force interruption when shifting gear, enable the coach to glide up the breakneck curves calmly and evenly. Speed and accelerative force are not reduced here, which has a positive effect on both fuel consumption and noise emission. These transmission features translate into the highest levels of comfort, not only for the coach driver but also, more importantly, for the passengers.