BREAKING NEWS: CB80 short-listed for design awards

By: Graham Gardiner


Custom Coaches’ new-generation CB80 has been short listed for the Australian International Design Awards. The Awards, a division of Standards Australia,

Custom Coaches’ new-generation CB80 has been short listed for the Australian International Design Awards.

The 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. It is the only entry representing the bus industry.

The 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 model now faces scrutiny from a multi-disciplinary 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, June 4 in Sydney.

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