The influence into the future
This, then, is just one example of the many themes explored at Sophia Antipolis that will have an effect on Toyota group models, and not just in Europe. “The last few years have seen a growth in design outputs, supported by Simon Humphries, head of Global Design, at our headquarters in Japan”, notes Cartabiano, who calls his international team “small, but highly impactful”. The goal for the coming decades goes beyond just the product range: “ED2‘s designers are more than stylists, they are futurists. We continue to design the beautiful cars of our company’s next chapter, but we focus more and more on mobility, creating visions of society, its needs, infrastructure and business plan concepts that will help define the mobility needs of tomorrow”.
Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri
(Full article in A&D no. 247)