MCG and the other members of this R&D consortium presented today at the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, the results of the ModSeat – Modular Light Rail Seat project, which over the course of several months has been the basis for developing an innovative concept of a seat for regional and intercity trains.
MCG has coordinated various parts of the project throughout its development, with its R&D team highly involved in the process and in the consortium composed of four other entities: Instituto Superior Técnico, Almadesign, a company in the area of industrial design, SETsa – Sociedade de Engenharia e Transformação SA and ERT, a multinational of the automotive supply chain with industrial facilities in Portugal, Czech Republic and Romania. And the results at now at sight.
As can be seen through the finished prototype that was on display during the event, Modseat is effectively a modular, versatile and customizable seat for trains, based on development and manufacturing processes using new processes and materials.
The project’s main objective is thus achieved: Modseat is prepared to meet future demands for the public transport of its kind. Among other features, it’s lightweight and considerably increases passenger comfort using innovative materials and manufacturing processes, smart solutions and infotainment systems.
On the other hand, it is a fully customizable seat that can be adapted to the customer’s needs and the type/level of service that they want to provide (different classes, markets, and their requirements).
Recalling the various previous phases of the Modseat project: