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Engineering, Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems
As technology in the automotive industry advances and self-driving vehicles become more commercially available, design concepts for their interiors must also be developed. Research was conducted on automotive design and autonomous technology, drawing inspiration from production and concept vehicles of the past, present, and future. A survey was conducted to gauge possible consumer needs. Hand sketches, small-scale models, and a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) model was produced. A full-size model was developed using various material-forming processes, including 3D printing, woodworking, clay sculpting, and metal machining. The interior was designed with consideration for safety, comfort, and technological advancements to satisfy the needs of the consumer.
Vargas, Luis, "Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design" (2019). Honors Theses. 3311.
Honors Thesis-Open Access
Final Presentation - Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design.pdf (2967 kB)
Poster - Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design.pdf (1156 kB)