Experimental Transportation Design (Caedius)
This is the 'looks like' presention model of the Caedius All-Terrain Relief Vehicle, by industrial designer Josh Eyre, made for a transportation design studio instructed by Martin Skalski at Pratt Institute. The class is known for its output of uniquely shaped and colored vehicles. Keywords: strange vehicle, transportation design, abstract vehicle concept, design process
Caedius All Terrain Relief Vehicle - 2006

The Transportation Design studio at Pratt Institute isn't really about traditional car design, but more about a different way to design for any product. It's best to think of it as R&D through abstract form development. By following an abstract path, removed from the ideas that the designer already has about certain objects, new ideas are more likely to surface. Through an intense combination of model making, painting, and LOTS of drawing, non targeted abstract sculptures can become innovative ideas for different transportation solutions. Weekly presentations were made by each student to clarify the design process and communicate the goal of the project in preparation for the final presentation at the end of the semester.

I also modeled it entirely in Solidworks for easier fabrication of solid parts. I used SLS, FDM, and a 3 axis router to make most of the parts.

Scroll down to see a few models and a small portion of the hundreds of drawings that were done for this project. They show that different ideas can quickly be tested from the basics of the abstract form.

This is a design concept drawing that would ultimately represent the developed vision for the Caedius All Terrain Relief Vehicle, by industrial designer Josh Eyre, made for a transportation design studio instructed by Martin Skalski at Pratt Institute. The class is known for its output of uniquely shaped and colored vehicles. Keywords: strange vehicle, transportation design, abstract vehicle concept, design process
Enlarge | View Detail    Caedius Newsprint Drawing
This is a closeup of a drawing, by industrial designer Josh Eyre, made for a transportation design studio instructed by Martin Skalski at Pratt Institute. The class is known for its output of uniquely shaped and colored vehicles.
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This is a design concept drawing for a hovering rescue vehicle, by industrial designer Josh Eyre, made for a transportation design studio instructed by Martin Skalski at Pratt Institute. The class is known for its output of uniquely shaped and colored vehicles.
Enlarge | View Detail    Developmental Drawing
This is a design concept drawing for a high speed police interceptor, by industrial designer Josh Eyre, made for a transportation design studio instructed by Martin Skalski at Pratt Institute. The class is known for its output of uniquely shaped and colored vehicles.
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Enlarge    Solidworks/Photoworks test render 2006
This is a 3-Dimensional wire contour representation of the developed design, by industrial designer Josh Eyre, made for a transportation design studio instructed by Martin Skalski at Pratt Institute. The class is known for its output of uniquely shaped and colored vehicles.
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This is an early 3D blue foam mockup of the Caedius vehicle, by industrial designer Josh Eyre, made for a transportation design studio instructed by Martin Skalski at Pratt Institute. The class is known for its output of uniquely shaped and colored vehicles.
Enlarge    Early blue foam sketch model
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Enlarge    Engine detail sketch