In retort to national debates on ecological, economical and social issues, HASSELL, a prominent design studio has unveiled its intangible design exclusively for an Australian High Speed Vehicle. Taking its inspiration from the brut lines of Australian speed machine, HASSELL has created the A-HSV in response to the Australian context. The high-speed vehicle presents an unconventional low-carbon, safe mode of travel for prospect travel amid Australian capital as well as regional cities. The double-decker train would present the option of modern, airy and open plan traveler seating or clandestine berths especially for business meeting, thus pioneering an innovative perception in the way Australians travel.
Design Team: Mark Loughnan, Harley Vincent, Piers Van Zandvliet, Steven Paul, Jack Crocker, and Jean-Paul Ghougassian
Another exclusivity of the train is the integration of the dining/lounge bar, which allows commuters to dine or do some daily shopping before they could arrive at their destination. The high-speed train would tackle national sustainability issues by providing short travel times to provincial cities, removing the dependence on air and personal vehicle travel, reducing transport-related jamming, opening up housing choice, affordability as well as increasing national productivity.