Redefiningtransportation.com was started by “Project Pune” – an international group of master students of design at Aalto university, Finland. Their brief was to overcome interculturalized transportation challenges. DYPDC Center for Automotive Research and Studies, Pune also played a tiny part in the development of this project.
Their aim is to work towards sustainable transportation, and wish to work on global transportation issues with students and colleges from around the world.
The idea behind designing a vehicle for Pune was:
“Influences of big cities traffic has gone global, and we recognize many fails in the western cities traffic outcomes. When one makes a mistake, it’s considered reasonable to be open and suggest others not to fall in the same trap.
A starting shot was professor Eero Miettinen’s (Aalto University) contacts with DYP-DC. Pune has faced a very fast growth during the past few decades, and is at the moment lacking a good public transportation. Some aspects of the city structure also makes the upcoming design concepts adaptable to many other cities.
Through this project we hope to learn something about globalized design processes / designing for unfamiliar ground.”
For more information about the project, please visit http://www.redefiningtransportation.com/