Future concept train design trends (IV): more futuristic technology
Today mattDESIGN continues to introduce you to the fourth trend in the design of future concept trains: more futuristic technology.
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Time:2022/05/16~2046/05/30

In the previous three issues, mattDESIGN introduced you to three trends: overturning traditional perceptions, functional segmentation and high luxury interiors. I wonder which concept trains impressed and interested you the most?

Today mattDESIGN continues to introduce the fourth trend in the design of future concept trains: more futuristic technology.

 

Hyperloop

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When it comes to highly futuristic and technological trains of the future, the Hyperloop deserves to be called the Hyperloop. Back in 2013, Elon Musk unveiled his Hyperloop proposal for all-electric and automated intercity travel in a white paper. He claimed that the Hyperloop would be the world's fastest land transport system, the fifth mode of transport after ships, trains, cars and planes.

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In Elon Musk's theory, the Hyperloop capsule levitates at high speed within a network of low-pressure tubes, taking only 20 minutes to travel from Paris to Amsterdam and five minutes to travel from Charles de Gaulle airport to central Paris. not only is the Hyperloop faster than a plane, it is also independent of weather conditions; powered by electricity, it has zero emissions and therefore has less environmental less pollution.

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A number of companies around the world are currently working on this super high speed rail technology, including Virgin Hyperloop, Hardt and Hyperloop TT. While the basic principles underpinning the Hyperloop remain the same, they all address the specifics of system implementation in different ways. the Virgin Hyperloop has abandoned one of the core concepts of Musk's original design, relying not on huge underground tunnels, but above ground. what the future holds for the Hyperloop is something we will have to wait and see.

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600 km/h Maglev Bullet Train

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China has the world's advanced maglev technology and the debut of the 600 km/h maglev bullet train in Qingdao last year showed the world the great potential of the world's fastest train with China's own intellectual property rights.

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The design of the head is slimmer than the existing high-speed trains, and the blue and grey colour scheme is quite futuristic and technological. The new head shape and aerodynamic solution developed by the R&D team led by CSR Sifang solves the aerodynamic problems under ultra-high speed conditions, using advanced laser composite welding and carbon fibre technology to develop a lightweight, high-strength body that meets the ultra-high speed air-tight load-bearing requirements. The advanced eddy current braking system minimises noise pollution levels and requires less maintenance than other high-speed trains.

Image courtesy of China CNR

 

Image courtesy of China CNR

 

The cabin design is also futuristic and elegant, and more importantly, it is equipped with many intelligent and innovative technologies, such as the Passenger Information Service System (PIS) and the EL touch screen, which uses 4G/5G communication to provide multi-faceted personalised services for entertainment and business travel information through the LCD touch screen and WIFI, and the EL touch screen (also known as thin film electroluminescent transparent touch screen) which can automatically adjust the light transmission rate of the windows.

Image courtesy of China CNR

 

Image courtesy of China CNR

 

✦V-Rail✦

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V-Rail presents a highly forward-looking concept for a new electric train and station complex for large urban centres with rapid population growth, which can also connect to urban centres in neighbouring areas, aiming to solve the problems of traffic congestion, insufficient pedestrian-only areas and insufficient car parking in large cities.

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The V-Rail self-driving electric train can accommodate more than 150 people, with 8 special seats out of 64 for passengers with special needs. The first floor waiting area is equipped with panoramic windows so that passengers can enjoy the city view. On rainy days there is no need to worry, as the ground floor has a pedestrian area with a canopy and a bicycle lane, which is separated from the motorway by a barrier to further ensure safe travel. The negative level is equipped with an underground car park and pedestrian underpass to meet the needs of parking and traffic at the same time. This solution will be the solution to the problem of rush hour traffic in large cities when the influx of passengers into the station requires more space for commuting.

Image courtesy of Puxiang.com

 

Image courtesy of Puxiang.com

 

Image courtesy of Puxiang.com

 

Image courtesy of Puxiang.com

 

✦Metro train of the future by Art Lebedev✦

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Then look at the metro train concept of the future created by Art Lebedev, which relies on digital technological developments to create a smarter and more comfortable passenger experience. The concept train reinterprets the classic concept of the metro train, making it more modern in shape and more practical and spacious in the interior.

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The increased window area makes the carriage more elegant, while the convertible seats increase the space inside the carriage. The carriages are equipped with special terminals that allow passengers to purchase transport cards, pay for services and even make utility payments, saving valuable time. In addition, videos can be projected onto the windows and the black tunnel can be presented as a background.

Image courtesy of Art. Lebedev Studio

 

The future of train design is on the cusp of the industry. The increase in the population of large cities, the development of digital technology and the iteration of individual needs are changing the way transport construction is thought about, and the more futuristic technology that follows the trend of this era will surely stand out.

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