BLOCK M: Ford U-M Piquette Project Partnership

Start Date: 
May 1, 2006
End Date: 
Feb 28, 2009
Summary: 

Reconfiguring the Vehicle for Optimal Sustainability Performance

The Ford Piquette Project aims at replicating the Model T success creating a new, innovative product and business model for mobility with emphasis on sustainability. The U-M research will assist Ford in three areas: (a) Explore new business model(s) for Ford (economic sustainability). (b) Search for a new paradigm for production with a high emphasis on sustainability (environmental process sustainability). (c) Generate product ideas and demonstration examples (environmental product sustainability).

Sponsor: 
Ford Motor Company
Research Areas: 
Keyword: 
Automotive Design
Personal Transportation