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Dave Muyres addressed IDSA Transportation Conference on October 7, 2011

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Dave Muyres mod­er­ated a dis­cus­sion about design’s role in trans­porta­tion on MSU’s Troy, Michi­gan cam­pus.  The panel included the chief design­ers of Nav­is­tar and Vis­teon along with design futur­ist and Detroit icon Larry Erick­son.  The theme of this year’s con­fer­ence was Shar­ing the Road and took a broad look at trans­porta­tion from the new Dream­liner to the RV indus­try.  You can find more about this event at IDSA Michi­gan.

Dave Muyres addresses PodCar City Conference in Stockholm

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Dave Muyres pre­sented at the 5th annual Pod­Car City Con­fer­ence in Stock­holm Swe­den on Sep­tem­ber 7th, 2011.  The inter­na­tional audi­ence was con­vened to dis­cuss the world’s grow­ing inter­est in Pod­Cars as a new form of urban trans­porta­tion.  A high­light of the con­fer­ence was the recent announce­ment that the new Pod­Car sys­tem at Heathrow was fully up and run­ning.  Sev­eral other new ini­tia­tives around the world were also announced includ­ing new sys­tems in Korea, India, the United States and the Mid­dle East.  Dave shared thoughts about how to build the same level of pas­sion and allure into Pod­Cars as we cur­rently have for today’s cars.  We need to build excite­ment around what hap­pens next or change towards new sus­tain­able and energy effi­cient forms of trans­porta­tion will be very slow.  Dave speaks fre­quently about the role of Inno­va­tion in dri­ving change within the trans­porta­tion indus­try in part­ner­ship with NewNorth Cen­ter for Design in Busi­ness and OnGo­ing Trans­porta­tion.

Dave Muyres — Opening Speaker at AutoWeek Design Forum in Detroit

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Muyres AWDF Wide shot with KC Crain_4David Muyres recently addressed a gath­er­ing of design­ers dur­ing the press week at the Detroit AutoShow.  The AutoWeek Design forum annu­ally brings together top design­ers from around the world to dis­cuss the future of the car indus­try.   This year the focus was on Design Renais­sance, and David Muyres was cho­sen to open the event with a pre­sen­ta­tion on the emerg­ing role of the designer.  David chose to broaden the focus from car design to how Detroit could develop new and prof­itable busi­ness mod­els while still solv­ing people’s need for mobil­ity. David strongly believes that Design Think­ing is the key to devel­op­ing fun, excit­ing and sus­tain­able alter­na­tives to today’s over depen­dence on the car as our main form of trans­porta­tion in the United States.  You can see more at:

“Futurama II: Mobilizing America’s Transportation Revolution” White Paper Released!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

We are please to announce the recent pub­li­ca­tion of the OnGo­ing­Trans­porta­tion White Paper, titled Futu­rama II Mobi­liz­ing America’s Trans­porta­tion Rev­o­lu­tion.  The White Paper was co-authored by David Muyres, for­merly a Vice Pres­i­dent at the Art Cen­ter Col­lege of Design and Exec­u­tive at John­son Con­trols Inc. and now with Hunt­Green LLC, and Geoff War­dle, the Direc­tor of Advanced Mobil­ity at the Art Cen­ter Col­lege of Design.  OnGo­ing­Trans­porta­tion is a siren call for a bold new approach to the future of Amer­i­can trans­porta­tion. The OnGo­ing­Trans­porta­tion ini­tia­tive calls for the cre­ation of a team of the best and bright­est minds to develop a new long term vision that will  serve as a blue­print for the next 50 years of trans­porta­tion needs in the U.S. The vision will inspire well-designed, envi­ron­men­tally and eco­nom­i­cally sus­tain­able options  as part of a totally inte­grated national trans­porta­tion sys­tem. The blue­print will inform sound, long-term pol­icy and leg­is­la­tion, facil­i­tate inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­ogy and financ­ing, and encour­age entirely new busi­ness mod­els, allow­ing Amer­i­can entre­pre­neurs to cre­ate jobs and lead the world in trans­porta­tion solu­tions. To down­load the paper click here.

Viking Road Rally — May 2009

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

suz and leilani EV largeIn 2007 I went on a month-long road rally across the US, Mex­ico, and most of Cen­tral Amer­ica using waste grease and biodiesel. Pic­tures and descrip­tions from our vis­its to sus­tain­able biodiesel pro­duc­ers along the way can be found here. One of my fel­low trav­el­ers was Bjorn Kruse, the advanced vehi­cle spe­cial­ist for the Nor­we­gian envi­ron­men­tal non-profit orga­ni­za­tion “Zero”.  Bjornar decided to orga­nize a shorter rally for high tech Zero Emis­sion Vehi­cles in Nor­way.  Ford Motor Com­pany and the Hynor Group spon­sored myself and race car dri­ver Leilani Munter and pro­vided us with a Hydro­gen fuel cell Ford Focus, and on May 10th we were in Oslo and ready to go. Unfor­tu­nately the vehi­cle had been dam­aged in trans­port and we went to sleep think­ing that we were out of the rally.

Twenty min­utes before the start our car arrived and we were off.  At one of the first stops we were greeted by a num­ber of car fanat­ics with their clas­sic vehi­cles and repli­cas like the one shown here of the first elec­tric vehi­cle.