The Ultra Electric Bus concept showcases TATA MOTORS' design vision of a fully electric bus that is the symbol of a modern, resurgent India. Tata sees the Ultra Electric as a fundamental part of India's future SMART city initiative. Below, we interview Tata's global Head of Design Pratap Bose to
Balushanga Baskaran, BSc Product Design Management (Aston Inspired 2012), identified a problem with public transport seating which is often uncomfortable for long distance travelling. This new radical design gives travellers a whole new experience. Users can adjust the arm, leg and back rest according to their preference and also incline the seat and lean on it when they feel like stretching their legs.
Layout of interior of train. Design and image courtesy of Jun Yasumoto
The Sureot passenger train concept has a structure where the exterior reflects the organization of the train. At the ground level the train depicts work and communication; upper level depicts relaxation and tranquility and as well as clearing in the middle. The variety of design thought leads to a feeling of open space eventually giving a generous feeling of travel. No more narrow doors and the aisles, as the train stretches and offers wide entrance spaces on reaching a station.