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2014

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
seat for railway vehicle [G-Fit]
Business Owner
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Category
Transportation equipment and facilities for public
Company
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
14G090770
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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The railway vehicles have adopted the long type of seat layout, parallel to the rail, in order to increase the efficient and flexible transit capability. The back of the conventional seat has previously been low and has been unable to hold passengers stable against pitching and rolling when the train accelerated, decelerated and ran on a curved line. Passengers had been tensing themselves to avoid contact other passengers. The “G-Fit” is a new semi high-back and separated bucket seat designed for holding the body firmly even when used in the long type of seat.

Producer

Masahisa Masukawa Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. APM Development Chief Promoter (Managing Expert) Land Transportation Systems Division Commercial Aviation & Transportation Systems

Director

GK Design Soken Hiroshima Inc.

Designer

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. + GK Design Soken Hiroshima Inc.

Already in service/use
2014/1/18
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