Designing the Future: A project with the College for Creative Studies
For the second year in a row, Covestro has joined forces with young designers at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., to explore how polycarbonate and polyurethane materials can provide high value riding experiences. Over the course of one semester, the young designers researched trends shaping the future of mobility and created autonomous vehicle interiors for the years 2030 and beyond. The vehicle interiors were designed for a wide range of user scenarios such as public transportation, private ownership, recreational vehicles, medical transportation and more. Designs utilized polycarbonate and polyurethane materials to improve both vehicle functionality and rider experience factors such as efficiency, cleanliness, and a welcoming environment. Working with the College for Creative Studies and exploring the design phase of autonomous vehicle interiors allows Covestro to effectively meet the material needs of tomorrow.