Daniel Sturges

From Super Cars to Super Mobility Systems

December 02, 2019 at 5:00 AM

I hope I live long enough to see the enthusiasts of extremely fast cars shift their enthusiasm to our upcoming high-performance urban mobility systems.

Transforming the Seat

November 05, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Most know the famous quote from the 1967 film The Graduate, when an older executive tells the college graduate as he looks toward the future: “Plastics.” If I was to encounter a young mobility designer now, 52 years later, the one word of advice I’d give is: “Pods.” As in personal seating pod design for the upcoming massive multi-passenger vehicle mobility future.

Why Recycling Isn’t the Only Answer for Old Vehicles

October 04, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Why not transform old vehicles into, well, like-new ones? Or even housing?

Ford and the Importance of Unlearning

September 04, 2019 at 5:54 PM

As Ford moves to work with cities, they will have to understand all the costs of mobility to both consumers and the municipalities to succeed and lead in the transformed mobility network.

Talking with Michael Robinson About Design

August 05, 2019 at 2:58 PM

With all the radical mobility innovation emerging today, Michael has the enthusiasm and excitement of a designer just starting his career.

My Experiment: Life Without Owning a Car

July 03, 2019 at 11:35 AM

Nine months ago I began an experiment: I sold my car and bought an e-bike. I have not driven a car since.

The Transformation of Transportation

June 04, 2019 at 3:03 PM

We are at the start of a stage where there will be potentially profound changes in transportation as we know it, with the very real possibility that there is going to be cross-town travel being performed in flying, autonomous Ubers.

Lyft, Uber & the Importance of Experience

May 03, 2019 at 11:51 AM

While both Uber and Lyft are involved in autonomous technology development, isn’t it possible that there will be another company that will come to the fore and disrupt those two companies?

Design for Mobility

April 03, 2019 at 10:30 AM

While there are a tremendous amount of new mobility ideas being introduced each month now, allowing us to reimagine how people will travel in the future, there is less focus on reinventing how we will actually create this future.

The Importance of Imaginative Urban Design

March 04, 2019 at 10:31 AM

In my view, humanity has a lot of work ahead to create more wonderful, sustainable and environmentally just cities. 

From Selling Cars to Selling Land

February 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

While this is a subject that I don’t ordinary address, something else in the automotive industry is likely to undergo a huge change as a result of disruptions in the automotive ecosystem: the car dealership.

Larry Burns & Opportunities Lost

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

It's unfortunate that more automotive/mobility innovation didn’t make it to the street while Burns was at GM. General Motors could have been Tesla before that company became what it has.