Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

iF Design Award for Velaro platform

15.03.2015

The Siemens Velaro high speed train is the winner of the renowned iF Design Award in the Product category. The international jury was convinced by the striking exterior design and the flexible interior design.

All equipment mounted on the roof of the Velaro, such as HVAC system and braking resistors, is completely hidden, and the spoiler, nose and front section have been aerodynamically optimized.


The Velaro design team (from left to right): Jens Cuylen, Benno Schiefer, Jürgen Hartl,

Sander van Lieshout and Ralf Staub.

© Studio für Design & Fotografie, Roman Thomas


Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

All these features give the train its distinctive design. And, inside the train, a balanced combination of direct and indirect lighting creates a unique feel-good ambience. LEDs are used to reproduce individual daytime atmospheres.

The Velaro family has been developed for the world market. Completely different variants can be configured based on a common platform. Individual requirements with regard to capacity, comfort and service offer can be optimally fulfilled.

... more about:
»HVAC »LEDs »Velaro »capacity »combination »modular design

The distributed traction concept with two bogies per individual car provides the maximum usable floor space and a high degree of flexibility in the design of the interior. This modular design makes it possible to accommodate even season-related demands as the interior furnishings can be altered quickly and easily.

The Velaro can travel at speeds up to 360 km/h. The traction equipment is distributed; in this case, all traction components are mounted under floor. As no space is taken up by a power car, up to 400 m of the train interior is completely available for use.

The trains are suitable for four climate zones and can be adapted for the desired track gauge. The Velaro has been designed with four-system capability, it can run on the four commonly used line voltages and is ideal for cross-border operations.

The Product discipline of the iF design award comprises 17 categories and is traditionally that part of the competition with the most entries. More than 3,200 products were submitted to the jury in 2015.

Since 1953, iF has dedicated itself to the organization of design competitions and the award of a world-renowned seal of quality for excellent design and outstanding services.


Photos are available at:
http://www.siemens.com/mobility-pictures/Velaro


Follow us on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/rollingonrails Editor

Ellen Schramke
+49 30 386 22370
ellen.schramke@siemens.com

Ellen Schramke | Siemens Mobility

Further reports about: HVAC LEDs Velaro capacity combination modular design

More articles from Awards Funding:

nachricht BMBF funding for diabetes research on pancreas chip
08.02.2017 | Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

nachricht Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Sarah Amalia Teichmann
20.01.2017 | Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

All articles from Awards Funding >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

Im Focus: Three Magnetic States for Each Hole

Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".

Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Stingless bees have their nests protected by soldiers

24.02.2017 | Life Sciences

New risk factors for anxiety disorders

24.02.2017 | Life Sciences

MWC 2017: 5G Capital Berlin

24.02.2017 | Trade Fair News

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>