Master in Transportation Design – a.y. 2015/16


Back to lightness



SCILLA (length 4,550 mm – width 1,955 mm – height 1,100 mm – pitch 3,530 mm) is a semi-autonomous driving vehicle with an innovative 1+1 seats layout, inspired by the world of aeronautics. It is powered by an electric plug-in/plug-off power train combined with rear wheels brush-less engines that allows good traction and control on the road. Protected by an innovative shell structure, its occupants can experience the emotion and pleasure of driving and project themselves into a hypothetical 2030 scenario. In fact, Scilla was conceived as a glider on the road, inside which one can distance himself from daily life. One of the distinguishing features is the man-machine interaction: the wheel, just like a human being, monitors the driving and is able to detect dangerous or critical situations.

Scilla, the concept car that embodies the tradition of three icons of the made in Italy – Istituto Europeo di Design, Quattroruote and Pininfarina – will be presented at the 87th edition of Geneva Motorshow (at Quattroruote booth/hall 5 – n.5032), the scene par excellence of worldwide releases. In the course of this powerful partnership different actors were involved and exchanged their views on the evolution of mobility and of the car design scenario: IED Turin managed by Riccardo Balbo, the Pininfarina Business Unit Design represented by Luca Borgogno Design Studio Chief and also former student of the Transportation design program at IED Turin, the leader automotive magazine, through the lectures held by Gian Luca Pellegrini head editor and other interventions by the editorial staff.

Rediscovering the value of lightness both in our lives and driving experiences was the challenge set for the students of the 2015/16 Master in Transportation Design. A quote from Italo Calvino epitomizes this concept: only by getting rid of the superfluous, of media and tradition constraints we can rediscover lightness, that is to say simplicity, functionality and pureness.
In Scilla the idea of lightness is at first perceived and then patented, just as veil laid down on an object reveals its shape. Lightness implies also reducing the impact on the environment-through the choice of sustainable/innovative materials-and disengagement by stylistic and formal schemes. The name Scilla, chosen by the Quattroruote followers on Facebook, is inspired to the Greek myth of a nymph which took the appearance of a heavy sea monster .The concept car symbolizes the redemption of the myth, which rediscovers its original grace through clear and pure lines.

The students, supervised by their coordinator Alessandro Cipolli, undertook a creative path that simulates the one followed by contemporary automotive design centres. Each student made a proposal and the ones that best met the requirements for the exteriors or interiors were selected for the final version. Finally the whole class created a core team to complete the project and realize it on 1:1 scale.

Scilla was conceived by: Ramón Aguirre Dávalos (Messico); Yusuf Atlamaz (Turchia); Ana María Bravo Sanabria (Colombia); Giovanni Bulgarelli (Italia); Ko-Han Hsu (Taiwan); Kaihang Huang (Cina); Abhijeet Kumar (India); Daniel Antony James Lourdusamy (India); Jayesh Ajay Naphade (India); José Rogelio Quesada Campos (Costa Rica); Allwyn Pushparaj Santha Suthan James (India); Igor Shenderey (Russia); Jaehyun Shin (Sud Korea); Yanyi Song (Cina); Sandeep Dilip Sutar (India) e Daniel Gilberto Teruel Valdenea (Messico), students of the Master in Transportation design at IED Turin a.y. 2015/16.
Other contributions to the project: Rawad Abou Zaki (Ergonomics); Alan Coda (3D Modelling); Vincenzo Greco (Maya); Pierfilippo Mancini (Maya); Emanuele Nava (Tutoring) and Davide Tealdi (Interior Design), docenti IED Torino.

Technical partner: AM Costruzione modelli, CAD Evolution, CMS Industries, Freeland, OZ Racing and Pirelli
Technical sponsor: NCS – New Cast Services

Scilla has been supported by La Fondation Dassault Systèmes.

In collaboration with

Quattroruote & Pininfarina

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