Rhino 7400 - Urban Maintenance Vehicle

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Theis Bennicke
  • Mark Stefan Rytman
4. term, Industrial Design, Master (Master Programme)
The following master thesis project describes the development of a new tool carrier - the Rhino 7400.
The project is done in collaboration with the danish company Timan A/S who designs and manufactures tool-carriers.
During the initial researh for the project, the design team found the world of tool-carriers to be a classic example of function over form, and func- tion over user friendliness. This resulting in users feeling incapable and insecure when piloting the vehicles. The design team has challenged the function over form approach and created a vehicle based on an emotional value deduced to a specific vehicle identity. The project deals with the integration of this vehicle identity in regards to function, aestetichs and human machine interaction. This in an atempt to provide the end user of the vehicle with a feeling of confidence and security, ultimately resulting in a more effecient and comfortable work environment.
Publication date27 May 2015
Number of pages132
External collaboratorTiman A/S
Director of Engineering Henning Pedersen HP@Timan.dk
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