Advancing Mobility Through Design™

2013: APA Designers Panel

Hosted at the Detroit Athletic Club in May of 2012, this panel discussion explores the challenges automotive designers face when designing lightweight vehicles and structures.
 

Panelists include: Bob Boniface, General Motors; Michael Arbaugh, Ford Motor Company; and Mark Trostle, Chrysler. Moderated by Jim Hall, 2953 Analytics.

Click on the chapters below to play each video segment:

>> | Opening Remarks: John Moloney

01 | Design Constraints – Lightweight Vehicles.

02 | Design Conflicts / Size Conflicts.

03 | CAFE and Aerodynamic Considerations.

04 | Designing to Customer Expectations.

05 | Small Car Requirements.

06 | Taller Cars and Pillar Structure.

07 | Regulations Drive Design Factors.

08 | Young Designers.

09 | Materials Technology Transfer.

10 | Sensors All Over!

>> | Highlights