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.
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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.
David 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: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20100114/CARNEWS/100119935