Introduction to Vehicle Design

Course Code: IDSN 3001

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course uses the fundamental principles of design in the development of transportation products and concepts. Students are given a background in the origins of passenger transportation, from the cart to car, through the early industrial age to today's complex transportation structure, including private, public and commercial modes. Making use of this historical content, students will design vehicles to suit a variety of environments. Body architecture, anatomical packaging, safety features, drive line, suspension layout and manufacturing techniques are explored with a specific design proposal in mind. Ergonomic principles are practised in seating, accommodation, driver sight lines, ingress or egress and vehicle controls with safety and sustainability as essential considerations.