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.
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.