RUF exhibition at the Engineering Highschool on May 7.th 2002
Many people had asked me: "When can we see the status of the RUF
I decided that an exhibition was needed and it was created close to the RUF office.
The following pictures will give an overview of what was shown at the exhibition.
A small selection of RUF articles from newspapers and magazines from all over the world were exhibited.
The maxi-ruf was shown as a mock-up of half of the cabine made of honeycomb aluminium sponsored by the company Alu Plus
The door opening was demonstrated succesfully.
In order to save money, only a half maxi was created. A wall of mirrors made it look bigger :-)
It also solved the problem of space, since a full maxi was too large for the workshop.
The seats were sponsored by Peugeot Denmark.
The seats were mounted on an elegant foundation.
A video screen is offered on some of the seats.
A movie was shown during the exhibition.
The inventor deeply concentrated watching a movie :-)
A very special service was visualized.
If a passenger needs contact to the operator, he can press a button and a small monitor will arrive and point in his direction.
He can now communicate directly via a video link with the operator and discuss the problem.
The small monitor is pointing directly towards the passenger.
Another important part of the exhibition was the new drive system for ruf no. 2
This was the starting point for the work of students from 5 european countries working for RUF.
The students analysed the configuration of rail, wheels and steering system.
A mock-up was created using parts from a Renault Clio
Hannes from Austria seen in front of the model he has created together with the group.
Sponsors from Siemens, Alu Plus and the Ministry of Environment studying the model.