Design Engineering: Lyft and GM | MAKO Design + Invent

Lyft and GM Collaborate For Self-Driven Cars

At MAKO Design + Invent we believe the best ideas are formed when collaboration takes place. Whether different companies collaborate or different divisions in a firm, the outcome usually generates better holistic solutions.

Design Engineering Plan for Autonomous Cars:

The city of Austin will soon be home to self-driving cars from GM and Lyft. GM invested $500 million to collaborate and form a partnership with Lyft, a transportation network company. The particular design engineering of these cars will make them more than just self-driven. Both companies want to design an innovative car and a promising service that is digitally personalized for individuals before they even enter the car. Lyft will allow you to create a profile for the cars to determine an individual’s personal preferences, to ensure that the perfect car is delivered to them. The remarkable design engineering behind these new cars will allow them to drive a maximum speed of 30 mph and only within downtown Austin. These location boundaries, are meant to ensure early bird testers of the service will be safe and their specific needs will be catered. All the user has to do is direct the car with the specifics of their desired destination.

MAKO  is excited to have such services available in one of our home towns! We’re sure Kevin Mako and the rest of the MAKO Design team can’t wait to give this service a try.

MAKO loves that as a result of their collaboration, Lyft’s transportation service and GM’s new innovative self-driven cars will form a new business strategy for them to implement. The transportation service industry can potentially be disruptive with their autonomous cars. We look forward to be a part of Austin’s urban culture with Lyft and GM’s self-driven cars.

About Us: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry’s leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.

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