The Custom Coaches New Generation CB80 has been short listed for the Australian International Design Awards.
The Australian International Design Awards, a division of Standards Australia, is Australia’s peak design assessment and promotion body, and is recognised for its important role in fostering a culture of design and innovation in Australia.
The CB80 has been short listed in the Automotive & Transport section which includes powered vehicles, automotive components and accessories, public and other modes of transport and is the only entry representing the bus industry.
The New Generation CB80 is the latest low floor city design from Custom Coaches and represents a new standard in operational efficiency, engineering through cutting edge design technology and the very latest in automotive materials.
The CB80 now faces scrutiny from a multidisciplinary panel of Australian and international judges who will gather in Sydney to give each entry a thorough assessment as they inspect, test, interact and pull apart each of the entries. During the two-week assessment period, judges will assess each product against a common set of criteria including innovation, visual and emotional appeal, functionality, quality of manufacturing, human factors (ergonomics, semantics and safety) and environmental sustainability.
The winners of the 2010 Australian International Design Awards, including the 2010 Australian International Design Award of the Year, will be announced on Friday 4 June in Sydney.
The CB80 represents a very exciting time for Custom Coaches and the Australian bus industry.