Poland Will Have BMW-Designed Subway Cars
Polish capital Warsaw has decided their new Inspiro subway cars will be designed by none other than BMW. The Inspiro system from Siemens and BMW Group DesignworksUSA will go online in the Metro Warszawskie in 2012, boasting a number of environmentally sensitive designs.
Keeping in mind the city’s environmental concerns, the subway cars are 98 percent recyclable after use. This paradigm in eco-travel will bring sustainable engineering to Warsaw’s streets. The project will be a collaboration between Siemens and BMW Group DesignworksUSA.
The cabs feature spacious interiors, wider entrances for better passenger flow, large electronic displays for maps and an ambient lighting system placed at the specific intervals. The electronic and mechanics cabinets have been removed from the actual cabin walls in order to increase the interior space as much as possible.
Most interesting of all are the handholds in the Inspiro transit concept, which are lit from above and are shaped like tree branches to increase the subway cars’ green credentials. The "weight-optimized" chassis is significantly lighter than the average train car, reducing its energy consumption. The aluminum chassis comes with the added bonus of making the cars 98 percent recyclable.
The new system really does have BMW credential when it comes to design. We just want to know if it comes with an ‘M’ button that gives more power.
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