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Latest American Transportation Design Highlights and Trends- July 2023

@Blue Bird Unveils Next-Gen Vision Electric School Bus - Increased range: Up to 130 miles per charge. More seating capacity: 77 seats, compared to 72 before. Faster charging: Fully charged in just 3 hours. Lighter weight: Shed approximately 1,000 pounds. Enhanced heating system for colder climates. “With our next-generation Vision electric school bus, we continue to take clean student transportation to the next performance level and provide superior, zero-emission buses to school districts across North America”, says @Britton Smith, president of Blue Bird Corporation.

@IC Bus Launches the Next Generation CE Series. The IC Bus® CE Series school bus elevates the brands' reputation for reliability, durability and serviceability, while delivering product and service design innovations. The increased 83-passenger capacity school bus is available in both diesel (Cummins B6.7) and zero-emissions electric powertrain options. "Our dedicated zero-emissions team supports customers with deployment management and e-mobility ecosystem consultation," said @Trish Reed, vice president, Zero Emissions.

@Alef Aeronautics' Flying Car Design Awarded FAA Special Airworthiness Approval. The Alef Model A is a two-seat, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that can also be driven on the ground. The vehicle has a top speed of 180 mph and a range of 150 miles. “We’re excited to receive this certification from the FAA,” said CEO @Jim Dukhovny. “It allows us to move closer to bringing people an environmentally friendly and faster commute, saving individuals and companies hours each week.”

@Textron Aviation introduces all-new interiors for its iconic Cessna single-engine high-wing piston lineup. Coming in 2024, customers will enjoy a range of new high tech standard features and sleek interior design options including modern and comfortable seating, updated instrument panels and new exterior paint styles. “For decades, pilots have chosen the Cessna piston lineup for its durability, comfort and performance,” said @Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Customer Experience.

@CCS College for Creative Studies Transportation Design Students Envision the Future of Farming with @John Deere Sponsored Project. The students have been developing concepts for new agricultural machines that are more sustainable, efficient, and intelligent. The project is being led by Professor Chad Reichert, who is a transportation design professor at CCS. They have developed a number of different concepts, including self-driving tractors, drones, and robotic harvesters.

@Doroni Aerospace Makes History with First Manned Personal eVTOL Test Flight in the United States. “This is just the beginning for us, and I cannot contain my anticipation to deliver these incredible vehicles to the world.” said @Doron Merdinger, CEO and Founder. They expect the H1 to deliver a range of about 60 miles (~100 km) per charge, cruising at 100 mph (160 km/h), with the ability to hit top speeds close to 140 mph (225 km/h).

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