Course Code: IDSN 3501
Academic Year: 2017-2018
This course uses the fundamental principles of design in the development of transportation products, including the automobile. From a background in the origins of transportation modes, from the cart to car, through the early industrial age to today's complex interlaced transportation structure from public transit to limited-access highways, students are engaged in a journey of inquiry and discovery to design vehicles to suit a variety of environments. Body architecture, anatomical packaging, safety features, drive line and suspension layout are explored with a specific design proposal in mind. Ergonomic principles are practised in seating, accommodation, driver sight lines, ingress/egress and vehicle controls with safety, manufacturability and sustainability as essential considerations.