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Siemens Velaro train wins "Red Dot" award

01.07.2015
  • High-speed train wins in the Product Design 2015 category
  • Jury has recognized the consistent styling throughout the interior and exterior
  • First train to fulfill all accessibility requirements

The Velaro family of trains has won the coveted "Red Dot" design award for quality in recognition of the platform concept for high-speed trains that can be used to configure very different types of trains. Velaro combines aesthetic design with a high level of functionality.

The jury has recognized the consistent styling throughout the interior and exterior of the new Velaro platform. In terms of detail, this means clearly defined structures and components, joints designed with minimum gaps, no visible screw fittings wherever technically feasible, and particularly ergonomic functionality for components with increased accessibility and user-friendliness requirements.

Special emphasis was also placed on material aspects and manufacturing quality in the interior of the train, to reinforce the quality of the product and thus fulfill passengers' comfort expectations.

The Velaro is the first high-speed train to comply with the European "TSI PRM" interoperability specification. This defines parameters and requirements for constructing and refitting rail vehicles and rail infrastructure without barriers.

Wheelchair users can access their seats easily, safely, and in comfort thanks to wider entrances, exits, and corridors. Access to restaurant cars is easier thanks to the use of wider intercar gangways. Special lifts enable wheelchair users to board the train without outside help, directly from the platform opposite the train.

The train also complies fully with the TSI PRM requirements for visually impaired passengers, e.g. by providing a strong contrast on handrails and controls and introducing clear directional systems.

The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen has been celebrating outstanding international product design since 1955 by awarding its famous Red Dot. The manufacturers and designers of a range of industrial products can now apply for the Red Dot in 31 categories. In 2015 companies and designers from 56 countries put forward a total of 4,928 products.

For further information on Mobility Division, please see: www.siemens.com/mobility


Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis.

Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com


Reference Number: PR2015060267MOEN


Contact
Ms. Ellen Schramke
Mobility Division
Siemens AG

Nonnendammallee 101

13629 Berlin

Germany

Tel: +49 (89) 636-20611

ellen.schramke​@siemens.com

Ellen Schramke | Siemens Mobility

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