New consumer trends are posing a challenge to the railway industry. Technology is an increasingly large part of our day-to-day lives, and for this reason Mondragon University and CAF have built a theoretical future that is full of potential, rises to the challenges and explores new speculative possibilities for the trains of the future.
The concept presented here is Ethos, a train that offers a personalized experience and achieves an efficient flow of travelers through the concept of door-to-door. The mobility scheme will consist of autonomous hybrid vehicles that passengers access in an urban context, to then be conducted to a long-distance train that will serve as the axis for long-distance travel. This train will offer a common space in its central structure, providing a place for social interaction and recreation. This promising proposal embraces the burst of new trends in the railway industry.
Mikel del Río, Danel Iriarte, Nagore Lauroba, Kepa Mendikute, Nerea Murillo, Xabier Pérez
Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (Grupo CAF), Spain