It's time to radicalise and ridicule some crazy design ideas that take modern designs and come up with an alternative means of using or operating them.
This month's design is the manually operated tilting train or the MOTT as it is more popularly known. The idea is that the passengers control the train by running to either side of the carriage to tilt the train around corners. The passengers are notified of an upcoming tilt by a flashing screen that flashes red and green. Red indicates that there is a tilt coming up and green indicates to tilt now! Coincidently red also means to exit the train immediately due to an impending collision.
Paper Planes have an exclusive image taken from the MOTT secret testing facility in Banbury just off the A442. The tests were a huge success as the picture below indicates. Only 43.5 people suffered major or severe burns and needed immediate medical attention.
Initial tests were a huge success.
The official blurb on their promotional material states "Manually operating tilting trains are 100% safe and in a recent survey 64.3% of 1 persons asked agreed with that statement 100%."
Those are some solid figures that show the overwhelming public need and desire for more interaction with public transport.
A spokesman for MOTT when interviewed talked of the social benefits of such an innovative idea. "We have seen people fall in love, get closer to each other and last week we had our first proposal in the carriage, better seating. The journey not only provides a means to get from a to b but c to d also. Long gone are the days of isolation and unproductive conversations on public transport, the MOTT provides a breeding ground for intellectual articulate individuals who want conversations with strangers that will stimulate and educate."
We have been provided with an image taken last week of a great conversation that took place mid-tilt!
Did we mention ground breaking Interiors also?
Without a doubt Paper Planes will be keeping a keen eye on the progression of this radical new idea that will be coming to a track near you very soon. Prices start from £443 per person per stop per year per carriage and includes free accident insurance.
If you were wondering how the engineering of this design works we have absolutely no idea! That was an official quote off their unofficial website However their crack team of crack heads have provided us with some detailed section drawings showing the train when on the flat and when being manually tilted. The design is so complicated and ingenious that apparently there has been no words yet written to describe the technology used.... Truly amazing.