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  • D2Bridge joins the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce!

    At D2Bridge, we believe in the power of collaboration and innovation. Joining the chamber allows us to tap into a network of potential clients, partners, and vendors within its diverse community. We can't wait to participate in events, share our expertise, and learn from others. Let's make the Bothell-Kenmore area an innovation and creativity hub! #collaboration #designthinking #chamberofcommerce #d2bridge #innovation #creativity #design #bothell #kenmore

  • We're honored to welcome Blake Emery, President of Emery Associates, as a consultant at D2Bridge Design Agency.

    Blake was director of differentiation strategy at @Boeing, with patents for interior and exterior design, and he was a key influence in the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing Sky Interior cabins and many other programs. Blake is an expert in cultural and empirical research, as well as behavioral, organizational and consumer psychology. Blake’s blend of design vision and research expertise will unlock potential for groundbreaking solutions that will set our design services apart.

  • D2Bridge and Almadesign Joining Forces for Creative Excellence! 

    We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership between Almadesign (Europe) and D2Bridge (USA). Together, we are set to shape the future transportation solutions (Air, Sea and Ground), create unforgettable experiences and iconic products! We bring together our shared vision of providing exceptional design services and pushing the boundaries of creativity. By combining our strengths, expertise, and resources, we are poised to revolutionize the design landscape and offer unparalleled value to our clients. “This partnership marks the initial step in positioning our agency in the U.S. design services market, by offering highly competitive and business-critical design solutions for our clients.” @Konstantin Ziman Managing & Design Director at D2Bridge “Almadesign's collaboration with D2Bridge comes as a result of several years of partnership with Designer Konstantin Ziman. It is also an excellent opportunity to share our 26 years of design experience in new markets and challenges." @Rui Marcelino CEO Almadesign What does this mean for you? Enhanced Design Capabilities: Our partnership unlocks a whole new level of design excellence, enabling us to tackle even the most complex and ambitious projects with precision and innovation. Cross-Pollination of Ideas: By joining forces, we create a vibrant ecosystem for collaboration, fostering a constant exchange of ideas, insights, and inspiration between our teams. Expanded Service Offerings: Together, we can now provide an extensive range of design services, including transportation design, industrial design, visual design, and more. Access to Top Talent: Our combined talent pool represents some of the brightest minds and most skilled designers in the industry. We couldn't be more excited about this partnership and the immense possibilities it holds for our clients. We believe that by blending our strengths and working together, we can reshape industries, elevate brands, and create transformative design experiences that leave a lasting impact. Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting journey together. Reach out to us today to explore how our strategic partnership can drive your projects and products to new heights. #StrategicPartnership #DesignExcellence #Collaboration #Innovation #DesignConsultancy #DesignStudio #futuremobility #transportation #d2bridge #almadesign

  • Transforming the Skies: Aviation Design News and Insights

    @Boeing with @NASA and the X-66A experimental aircraft are forming a powerful coalition to advance sustainable aviation. The coalition includes @Alaska Airlines, @American Airlines, @Delta Air Lines, @Southwest Airlines and @United Airlines. Read more @FAA RELEASES ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY PLAN. The plan specifies that in the scope of this near-term, five-year plan, AAM is limited to passenger-carrying or cargo operations with a pilot on board. Document link @TEXTRON AVIATION ENHANCES PASSENGER COMFORT WITH COOLVIEW WINDOWS IN BEECHCRAFT KING AIR TURBOPROPS. “At Textron Aviation, we’re committed to incorporating the latest technology and customer feedback into our aircraft to deliver the best customer experience for owners, pilots and passengers,” said @Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Sales & Flight Operation @GE Aerospace Debuts New Design for Its Hybrid Electric Aircraft Testbed. “GE Aerospace envisions a more electric future of flight,” says @Arjan Hegeman, general manager of advanced technology for GE Aerospace. Read more @Hartzell Propeller opens online flight gear store. According to company president @JJ Frigge, many customers have asked about the availability of Hartzell-branded apparel, “so we listened.” Store link @Ampaire has acquired @Talyn Air, a start-up developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technologies inspired by two-stage rockets. “Adding Talyn to Ampaire’s already strong technical foundation in hybrid-electric propulsion will… allow the company to accelerate our reach into the valuable drone and eVTOL sectors for both commercial and defence applications,” says @Kevin Noertker, chief executive of Ampaire. Stay updated and inspired with the latest trends and innovations in Transportation. #D2Bridge - We come along with customers to shape up their business. #trends #innovation #design #transportation #aviation

  • 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). Stay updated and inspired with the latest trends and innovations in Transportation. #D2Bridge - We come along with customers to shape up their business.

  • @AircraftVerse: Empowering Aircraft Designers with a Vast Dataset of Aerial Vehicle Designs

    Researchers at @SRI International, @Southwest Research Institute, @Vanderbilt University, @Purdue University, and @Carnegie Mellon University have collaborated to create an extensive dataset comprising 27,714 aircraft designs of varying complexities. This groundbreaking dataset, showcased in a pre-published paper on @arXiv, holds tremendous potential in training machine learning algorithms to provide valuable assistance to aerial vehicle designers. The dataset is freely accessible to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license, enabling future extensions and adaptations. To ensure its long-term availability and maintenance, the dataset is hosted at and will be overseen by SRI International. For more information, please refer to the pre-published paper on arXiv: Stay updated and inspired with the latest trends and innovations in transportation design. #AircraftDesign #AI #Innovation #MachineLearning #Aviation #D2Bridge

  • Paris Air Show Sustainable Air Travel News and Insights

    Air travel's contribution of almost 3% to global CO2 emissions, while serving only a small portion of the world's population, highlights the need for collective action to address its environmental impact and accessibility challenges. @François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $350 million to support Canada's new Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Technology (INSAT) aimed at accelerating the green industrial transformation of the aerospace industry. @Boeing Teases New Airplane Concept. The new airframe configuration Boeing is developing with NASA called the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing, or TTBW. Boeing is repurposing an old MD-90 airframe to create a full-scale TTBW prototype, setting its sights on a groundbreaking flight scheduled for 2028. “We have to look towards the future,” - @Stan Deal Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO @Rolls-Royce announced its new small gas turbine that has been specifically developed to power hybrid-electric flight is set to begin testing. “The turbogenerator system will complement the Rolls-Royce Electrical propulsion portfolio by delivering an on-board power source with scalable power offerings between 500kW and 1200kW enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and later, as it becomes available, through hydrogen combustion.” - @Olaf Otto, President @VoltAero Debuts the Cassio 330 Electric-Hybrid Aircraft. "Today marks a true milestone for electric aviation, as VoltAero delivers on its promise to take an all-new approach for quiet, efficient and eco-friendly transportation that is based on a hybrid design combining thermal and electric propulsion for maximum flight safety," - @Jean Botti, VoltAero's CEO and Chief Technical Officer. @maglev aero unveils breakthrough propulsion technology. MagLev Aero's innovation utilizes a large rim-driven circular rotor for efficient and quiet vertical lift and high-speed cruise. Their MagLev HyperDrive™ platform, inspired by maglev trains, enables highly efficient distributed electric propulsion. It surpasses traditional helicopters and eVTOLs with lower noise levels and improved hover lift efficiency. “...I'm thrilled to reveal the breakthrough propulsion technology we have been working so diligently and passionately on for the past few years in stealth," - @Ian Randall, co-founder and CEO of MagLev Aero. @Elixir Aircraft unveils its low-carbon aircraft running on biofuel or hydrogen. The prototype is powered by the new TP90 turbine from @TurboTech. It will burn Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a jet biofuel, and later transition to hydrogen once its availability increases. At @D2Bridge, we are committed to driving positive change in the aviation sector. Through our design services, we aim to contribute to the development of sustainable, efficient, and socially responsible solutions that mitigate the environmental impact of air travel and promote equal access to this vital mode of transportation. #airtravel #sustainability #Innovation #DesignServices #aviation

  • Data Blanket's Visionary Mission: Mapping Wildfires from Above with Autonomous Drones

    Our esteemed customer Data Blanket, led by Omer Bar-Yohay, yair katz and Gur Kimchi, is embarking on an incredible mission to autonomously map wildfires using drones. Check out this captivating article by Graham Warwick from Aviation Week Network

  • From Pride Buses to Revamped Stations: Design's Impact on Public Transit Experience

    Today, let's explore the latest design news in public transit and discuss how design services enhance both the transit services and transit vehicles experience. Milwaukee Transport Services Inc. (Milwaukee County Transit System) System (MCTS) recently unveiled its 2023 Pride Bus designed by Brianne Mueller. The powerful message of "the bus is for all of us" is boldly displayed on each side of the bus, reminding us of the importance of inclusivity and accessibility in public transportation. Trinity Metro is considering replacing all 1,714 bus stops in the city with revamped stations that will provide shade, benches and displays with real-time information. “We want to change the stigma of riding the bus. It’s not just for poor people. It’s for all. We want to create a transit that encompasses every style of individuals in the city of Fort Worth,” - @Nettles, a member of Trinity Metro’s board of directors. Pratt Institute students reimagined furniture, community, water access, and more. The students shared their work around the theme of “Adapt!,” such as Gwen Haiwen Yang, who presented the project Older Connections: Positive Mobility for Senior Citizens in New York City that involved interviews and co-design workshops to explore how the waiting experience for public transportation could be improved for aging populations. Austin Transit Partnership has announced that the Project Connect is kicking back into gear with the selection of a design team. Designers will spend the next several months working with community members to envision a transit system that feels uniquely Austin. By utilizing design services, public transit agencies and OEMs can unlock numerous benefits: ✅ Enhanced Passenger Experience: Focus on creating user-centric environments that prioritize passenger comfort, convenience, and engagement, leading to a more enjoyable transit experience. ✅ Brand Differentiation: Well-designed vehicles create a strong brand identity and help transit agencies stand out in a competitive market, attracting more passengers and fostering loyalty. ✅ Improved Efficiency: Vehicle layouts optimization, seating arrangements, and accessibility features, improving operational efficiency and reducing boarding and disembarking times. ✅ Future-Proofing: Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory requirements, ensuring that vehicles are designed to meet current and future needs. If you're a public transit agency or OEM seeking to enhance your services and elevate your vehicle design, consider partnering with @D2Bridge LLC design services provider who specialize in transportation design. Together, let's shape the future of public transit, creating innovative, sustainable, and visually appealing vehicles that inspire and delight passengers. #D2Bridge - We come along with customers to shape up their business. #PublicTransit#PassengerExperience#Innovation#DesignServices#oem

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