Awarded prizes by the:
Association des designers industriels du Québec [Québec association of industrial designers]
Aluminum Research and Development Centre of Quebec
Following eight months of work, 18 students from three universities successfully tested the feasibility of an electric public transit monorail system. The mandate, proposed by Trens-Québec, was designed to reduce traffic and promote cost-effective transportation to Eastern Canada.
The project was led by graduating students at Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal and the Université de Montréal’s School of Industrial Design between 2011 and 2012. The objective: to implement a high-speed, energy-efficient intercity monorail. The benefits of this type of project include promoting the development of the Québec economy.
In addition to the main mandate, the students were required to consider the safety concerns related to this method of transportation, its advantages, user-friendliness, and integration in urban and rural environments. Within a context of sustainable development, the project will allow for technical and technological options and promote public transit.