Bombardier Transportation North America and 17 students from the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal (engineering) , the School of Industrial Design at the University of Montreal (design) and HEC Montreal (business) worked on this project for a period of 8 months.
Vennture The project had two mandates : to improve the passenger experience of commuter trains and increase the energetic efficiency.
Students have made field studies to identify needs, proposed several concepts, justified the value of their ideas and validated by physical tests the objectives . Complexity of work in large team allowed them to develop their skills of negotiation and conflict resolution.
Seat lightened mounting seats without ground contact and software tools have been proposed to Bombardier Transportation. Elements of the project have already been taken over by Bombardier Transportation for further evaluation and some proposals were assigned to teams of internal development .