Snehal Parmar has designed a vehicle called EVOKE a multi-intelligent truck that
will ease out the transport and freight management systems of 2020
While most of the automobile design students dream of designing
flashy cars and super fast bikes, this Transportation and Automobile Design graduate
from National Institute Design (NID) is fascinated by heavy-duty vehicles like trucks.
Snehal Laxmanrao Parmar has designed a commercial vehicle called EVOKE keeping in
mind the transportation scenario of India in 2020.
The design was part of his diploma project with Asia Motor Works (AMW) and focused
on the styling of future AMW truck. The core idea behind the project was to develop
new brand language & vehicle styling for future AMW trucks. The six-month project
included intense research, which helped me learn the untold secrets about the commercial
vehicles and those behind its designs, said Parmar.
The project brief for Parmar was to build a brand new series of commercial vehicles,
keeping in mind the traffic and transportation scenario in 2020. The lines and surfaces
generated through EVOKE are inspired from an Indian saints graphical representation
about brahmand or chakras. Commercial vehicles influence the trade, commerce and
industry of a country in a major way. The Indian commercial vehicle manufacturers
have also started looking into styling and aesthetics, which will open a lot of
scope for budding designers, said Pawar, who won the second prize at IITK- Escorts
tractor design competition in 2009.
As part of the project, Pawar travelled with the truck drivers to get an insight
for his design concept. Each individual’s trucking experience was another reference
for design and development of the vehicles. Evoke is a multi-intelligent truck which
will ease out the transport and freight management systems of 2020. The technologies
involved are already in the horizon, especially by 2015 these technologies will
be available for masses and will be implemented rapidly, said Parmar, who is passionate
about trucks, tractors and earth movers.
EVOKEs unparalleled driver visibility and innovative design ideas are combined with
advanced technologies and features such as, drive-by-wire, virtual co-driver assistance,
rear-view cameras and vehicle intelligence. Innovative materials are used to support,
refresh and insulate the driver from the outside environment, and to promote effective
work and rest. It also includes two variable seating berths for co-driving crew,
and other versatile components to combine office, relaxation, dining, personal storage
and sleeping functions.
In EVOKE the driver seats are in the front and centre of the cab, instead of the
traditional right-side position, by which the drive can get Full-View Driver Position
(FVDP). It provides the driver with more than 180 degrees of uninterrupted visibility,
as the huge windscreen arcs around the canopy, while remote vision cameras eliminate
blind spots, said Pawar.
Courtesy: Times of India