“In a work vehicle”, explains Iveco Cabs, Body and Trim Director Marco Carignano from the Product Engineering division, “the watchword is functionality. Nonethe-less, we also focused on the aspects of style and comfort, working in close contact with the design team headed by Peter Jansen.”
Overall, a team of around fifty specialists from both engineering and style worked together on the project, in which virtual modelling was used extensively for the first time. This significantly cut development times: the cab was ready in fourteen months (five less than the previous generation), and an additional six months were needed for the interior (the most complex part of the project). The style of the cab was developed and signed off virtually, in parallel with the fabrication of the physical model and the validation of the maths model for milling.