Much of the world is focused on energy-efficient modes of transportation to counter the increasing threat of changing environment. We may have the Teslas and the Nissans on the road, but it is universally accepted that the best energy-conscious way of traveling is by mass-transportation on buses and trains. Engineers are experimenting with new concepts of trains including the hydrogen powered trams, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Capsule Transport System and many others. This Russian tram concept has also stolen the show in recent days, although it is just because of its futuristic look rather than energy-efficient locomotion.
Here are some of the amazing pictures of the tram with some detailed explanation:
The Russian One, as they call it, is covered in smooth glass panels.
The lead engineer Alexei Maslov with the tram.
The spacious, well-lit interior of the train.
The overhead LED lighting’s brightness is ket bright during the morning and dims in the night. Just like people prefer it!
It has handrails made out of wood, aluminium poles and linoleum floors.
The spacious sofas rather than awkward seats will make the journey comfortable and spacious enough unless you are the ones standing!
The felt covering the seats gives pristine comfort.
It is entirely electric and can run for 50 miles before being charged. It means it can make a round trip around a major city before recharging which is good enough.
The external LED lights can also change the color.
Integrated cameras give uninterrupted feed to the driver’s cabin. He needs to make decisions by seeing what is going around in the train.
It is entirely designed and manufactured by UralVagonZavod, a Russian design company.
The ceiling vents for air conditioners have an additional function as speakers.
It was such an amazing ride that this driver didn’t want to leave the train’s cabin after his trip was over. Show-offs!
The driver’s 180-degree view gives him the awareness of the surroundings and decreases what they call the “dead zone” where drivers can’t see and result in deaths.
The driver’s seat appears more like an expensive gaming chair.
The driver’s dashboard has a set of minimal controls and a handy USB 3.0 terminal for charging their phones.
The sliding doors are controlled by a touchscreen.
From above, it looks nothing like your average tram. It looks more like a monorail from a sci-fi movie.
Yekaterinburg, Omsk, and Moscow city administrations are interested in purchasing these trams to run on selected routes. Would be one helluva ride, won’t it?