Vehicle Design - Articles and news items

The ghost in the machine

Transport Extra  •  16 September 2016  •  Mark Cartwright, Managing Director, RTIG

Mark Cartwright, RTIG, explores the area of self-driving vehicles and asks if the human element should be ruled out…

New Inspiro metro vehicles unveiled for Riyadh

Industry news  •  24 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Siemens has unveiled its new Inspiro type metro vehicles for the Riyadh mass transit project, offering 2 and 4-car trains designed for the region’s extreme climate.

Tram design revealed for the East-West line of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropole

Industry news  •  24 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom has revealed designs for the new Citadis trams that will circulate on the East-West line and Line 3 of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropole.

Vehicle Design supplement 2015

Issue 6 2015, Supplements  •  17 December 2015  •  Eurotransport

In our latest Vehicle Design Supplement, articles cover the design of the Avenio M for the city of Ulm; how the FLEXITY 2 meets passenger demands in Ghent and Antwerp; and David beer from Transport Focus takes a look at what passengers really want…

High-spec interior bus design revealed for Manchester

Industry news  •  10 December 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Manchester has revealed a new interior double-deck bus design to be introduced on the Leigh-Salford-Manchester premium Busway.

Design award recognises New Tube for London

Industry news  •  4 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The New Tube for London has been recognised as a Silver Top Winner at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA’s) International Design Excellence Awards.

Vehicle Design supplement

Issue 6 2014, Supplements  •  22 December 2014  •  Mike Weston, Richard McClean, Yannis Vardakastanis

In our latest free-to-view Vehicle Design Supplement, Mike Weston from TfL gives details about bus sensor technology trials in London; Richard McClean from DB Regio Tyne & Wear explains the Metro’s massive refurbishment programme; and Yannis Vardakastanis from the EDF outlines the importance of vehicle design for persons with disabilities…

Vehicle Design supplement 2013

Issue 6 2013, Supplements  •  17 December 2013  •  Fiona Kerr, Günter Steinbauer, Roy Douglas

First Glasgow’s investment in new vehicles to drive passenger growth
Passenger-focused vehicle design
Designing city bus engines to improve fuel consumption

Vehicle Design supplement

Supplements  •  3 January 2013  •  Ian Tarran, Umberto Guida, Pauline Bruge

Arriva: meeting modern demands in bus design (Ian Tarran, Engineering Director at Arriva UK Bus)
Creating a new generation of urban bus systems (Umberto Guida, EBSF Project Director and Pauline Bruge, EBSF and 3iBS Junior Project Manager, UITP)

Vehicle Design supplement (free to view)

Issue 5 2011, Supplements  •  2 November 2011  •  Ian Craig, Armando Sena

Lothian Buses’ modern fleet reflects their commitment to passengers (Ian Craig, Managing Director, Lothian Buses)
The importance of vehicle interior design for Metro Do Porto (Armando Sena, responsible for Rolling Stock and Depots, Metro do Porto)