Innercity bus Urbino, Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
1999The design by IFS Design moulded the first series of municipal buses produced by the then newly-founded Solaris company.
Design development for the exterior and interior of the vehicles embraced all creative subject areas for a generation of municipal buses. Main features were working out a new concept for the driver’s position, working out detailed drawings for all interior fittings, creating 3D data sets to produce all design-relevant assemblies, the production of a one-tenth scale display model of the preferred version and a full-scale mock-up of the front end of the vehicle for checking design features and ergonomics. The intention behind the design was to produce a technically and conceptually advanced appearance which would make it stand out from earlier products.
The first municipal bus in the new Urbino series was delivered in 1999.