STREAMLINING THE PROCESS
Drive has supported all levels of the automotive industry. We’ve worked with established manufacturers, tiered suppliers and niche vehicle companies, reducing time to market whilst delivering projects ranging from one-off concepts to mass volume production vehicles. This diversity of projects has enabled us to bring insights and benefits to all the clients we partner.
DIGITALLY LED DESIGN
Drive operates as a digitally led design studio, placing the digital data at the centre of the design process. This enables a concurrent approach where all the teams from designers to engineers, visualisers to marketing, can access the data in a format relevant to them, allowing decisions to be more informed and made faster. This approach offers greater communication, more lateral ideation, and leads to more efficiency, allowing budgets to achieve more than a linear approach. Our mission is to make our client’s budgets work smart and hard.
Our experience of working with established OEMs has provided us with considerable knowledge of all the conventional stages required to develop a car from a sketch to a showroom. This knowledge has helped Drive support niche and start-up clients when exploring more innovative approaches, new materials and technologies. Designing to circular design principles with the aim of reducing waste, duplication, replication of steps, and ultimately manufacturing expenditure.
Start-ups tend to be more agile, adventurous, lean and experimental, challenging the established methods. Our experiences with these start-ups or challenger projects allow us to bring proven ways to streamline processes. This allows us to have conversations with OEM’s about reducing time to market by identifying where ‘habitual’ steps could be improved or removed altogether, or where alternative technologies could offer cost savings with no adverse impact to their process.