R1— domestic tram, which thanks to the innovative mind was nicknamed the “iPhone on rails” in production so I will not. This was announced by Vasily Brovko, Director for special assignments of the state Corporation “rostec”.
Brovko assures that interested in industrial design and contributes to its development in Russia. However, between manufacturers and designers is no relationship, there is a gap. The story of the product can serve as an example. The R1 tram was liked by all and has caused quite a lot of noise. However, he has not appeared and will not appear.
According to Brovko, one of the first reasons was the lack of the device chassis. Difficulties will arise and, if necessary, fixation of design part, not suitable for this. “If it is someone bump, it is unclear how to order spare parts and how much will have to wait for them,” concluded Brovko. At the same time, he acknowledges that many ideas that arose during the development of this model can be applied in the next project from “Uralvagonzavod”, which will soon present to the public.
On a modern futuristic tram of specialists of Uraltransmash and OKB “Atom”. R1 presented 3 three years ago at the Innoprom exhibition, a major exhibition of international scope. The vehicle’s body was manufactured with use of composite materials, handrails of anti-bacterial materials, air conditioning system, HD cameras for video surveillance, Wi-Fi, navigation GLONASS and GPS. To release the first production model was planned last year. Among the potential customers is called the Ingush authorities, of Moscow, host city of the world championship on football-2018. But these plans were not fated to come true, the plant has not entered into any contract.