In this Technology World what we want get more than this – Russia’s New Tram Batmobile by UVZ (maker of the Tram : Uralvagonzavod), has unveiled its next-generation Russia One tram, which may provide a flash Gotham chic to those Russian cities that have not yet torn up their tram rails.
Russia’s New Tram Batmobile by UVZ was unveiled at the Innoprom-2014 industrial expo in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg, not far from UVZ’s sprawling industrial complex in Nizhny Tagil.
To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track — and for good reason. The forward-tilted windshield helps the conductor spot pedestrians, while the glass composite panels are easy to replace. The tram is cutting-edge on the inside, too. Dynamic LED lighting and music change the cabin mood to suit the time of day. You’ll also find positioning (GPS and GLONASS), air conditioning, anti-bacterial hand rails and WiFi. The driver even gets a USB 3.0 port that can keep a phone powered up.
The overhanging nose is another innovation, Maslov added. The tram’s average speed of 24 kilometers per hour negates the need for super aerodynamics, and the tilt gives the driver a 30 percent wider view, minimizing the risk of running over pedestrians, he said.
The R1 will hold from 190 to 270 passengers, and the chassis uses 100 percent Russian parts. The tram makers even promise that the advanced design will allow it to travel smoothly on Russia’s often less-than-perfect Soviet era rails.
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