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Bombardier very high-speed vehicle wins awards

Posted on February 15, 2012

Bombardier Transportation won the iF Product Design Award as well as the Good Design Award for its groundbreaking very high-speed (VHS) train currently being developed for leading railway markets in Europe, Asia and North America. The Zefiro train combines aerodynamic efficiency with a distinctive appearance reflecting Bombardier's state-of-the-art technologies.

The Zefiro platform forms the basis for the most economical and eco-friendly family of high-speed and VHS trains. It combines the highest capacity in the industry with pioneering levels of passenger comfort and employs leading-edge technologies and advanced aerodynamics to reduce energy consumption, according to Bombardier. The technology exists to meet virtually any high-speed requirement anywhere in the world.

The Zefiro high-speed train platform can accommodate speed performance from 155 mph to 235 mph and is highly flexible. Zefiro trains can significantly reduce travelling times between major cities and boost interregional economic growth, according to Bombardier.

The iF Product Design Award from Germany recognizes design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, safety and brand value. It is also the third time in five years that Bombardier has won the Good Design Award for its train design. The award is conferred annually by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

 

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