Print Email Facebook Twitter Traversing the Urban Desert: Envisioning the innovative plastic tailgate for a future personal travel concept Title Traversing the Urban Desert: Envisioning the innovative plastic tailgate for a future personal travel concept Author Alferdinck, J.V. Contributor Van Grondelle, E.D. (mentor) Kamp, I. (mentor) Schellekens, G.J. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Master Specialisation Automotive Date 2013-06-28 Abstract SABIC Innovative Plastics is a global supplier of engineering plastics to all major automotive OEMs. This project is part of a marketing program to promote the use of engineering plastics in innovative automotive tailgate applications. Context research using the ViP method predicts that future cities expand into vast urban deserts. People lack real social skills and interest in their surroundings because they focus on their digital presence. Autonomous vehicle technologies completely change the way cars will be used. The vehicle is centered around the tailgate, through which the passengers enter. Facing rearwards, they can appreciate the scenery and the social interaction with each other. Autonomous technologies allow the driver to sit with the passengers when he is not needed. Subject sabicplasticsautomotivetailgateinnovativeglazing To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7d3488c1-4f33-4098-a823-ee9ed7c1a045 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2013 Alferdinck, J.V.