Adient

ai17 Autoshow Demonstrator

Designing the Future of Transportation

Adient teamed up with Fredricks to help develop their 2017 AutoShow property focused on class 2-3 autonomy. The Fredricks team focused on center 20% development of the rear seat including build.

Designing the Future of Transportation

Adient teamed up with Fredricks to help develop their 2017 AutoShow property focused on class 2-3 autonomy. The Fredricks team focused on center 20% development of the rear seat including build.

01. Ideation

02. Concept Development

03. Engineer + Build

01. Ideation

02. Concept
Development

03. Engineer + Build

Ideation

The concept is centered on the passengers and somewhat passive pilots of future autonomous vehicles. Research is key to any design brief and they did their homework before diving into ideation. With our research feeding key decisions we began to sketch and get ideas on paper as quickly as possible.

Ideation

The concept is centered on the passengers and somewhat passive pilots of future autonomous vehicles. Research is key to any design brief and they did their homework before diving into ideation. With our research feeding key decisions we began to sketch and get ideas on paper as quickly as possible.

Concept Development

The genius of the Ai 17 concept is showcased in the different use modes, UI (user interaction) of controls, material selection, fit and finish of all components and consideration of human factors.

Concept Development

The genius of the Ai 17 concept is showcased in the different use modes, UI (user interaction) of controls, material selection, fit and finish of all components and consideration of human factors.

Engineer + Build

At first glance or review it is an impossibly simple show property. The nuances and intricacies are only realized through a guided demonstration of the demonstrator. We were lucky to be included in the event and experience the concept first hand.

Engineer + Build

At first glance or review it is an impossibly simple show property. The nuances and intricacies are only realized through a guided demonstration of the demonstrator. We were lucky to be included in the event and experience the concept first hand.

Adient Final Design

This project was led by Adient in Plymouth, Michigan. Our Team was responsible for front-end ideation, concept development, and design + engineering of the 20% seat. Fredricks also managed the build working with Special Projects in Plymouth.

Adient Final Design

This project was led by Adient in Plymouth, Michigan. Our Team was responsible for front-end ideation, concept development, and design + engineering of the 20% seat. Fredricks also managed the build working with Special Projects in Plymouth.

01. Articulating Armrest
02. Housing Mechanism

03. Articulating Cupholders

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Coast-to-Coast Solutions Since 1984.
Industrial Design and Engineering Studio.
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Digital Brochure Download

See what 30 years of design and engineering experience can deliver for your company. We will assemble an exceptional team, with proven methodology and project management strategies, and the design and engineering capabilities necessary to see your project through to the end.

Tell us about your project

Coast-to-Coast Solutions Since 1984.
Industrial Design and Engineering Studio.
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