This video was created for the 2014 GM PACE competition. The project is focused around solving automotive industry issues in Russia (more below). This first draft was created to rough out the overall impact and timing of the video. Stay tuned for a final version in the coming month!
The project: Russia has unideal weather, roads, and drivers. This alongside the cost of fixing cars has created a community of DIY-friendly Russians that hold on to their damaged cars as long as possible. The concept here is to create a vehicle—to be produced in 2030—with a modular frame and easily replaceable body panels. This will reduce repair and production cost as well as increase post-crash safety (no more bent/fractured frames).