Autodesk software enables design of hybrid trike concept

Autodesk software enables design of hybrid trike concept
Clean tech firm, Green Lite Motors is utilising Autodesk's Product Design Suite to create a three wheeled hybrid vehicle capable of achieving speeds of 85mph.

Although classified as a motorcycle, the vehicle will be fully enclosed like a car and is being designed to give commuters a safer and more environmentally friendly way of getting to work. According to Green Lite, it will utilise a hybrid gas engine and electric motor, which will support long range freeway cruising and enhanced fuel efficiency in stop and go traffic.

Autodesk's Inventor software was used to create digital prototypes of the third and fourth generations of the vehicle. Green Lite Motors also leveraged the firm's Showcase software to create animations and renderings to visually communicate the mechanical and aesthetic designs of the vehicle.

"The Autodesk Product Design Suite has helped us build the machine virtually to present an exceptionally strong vision of both the mechanical and aesthetic designs of our vehicle," said Tim Miller, president and ceo of Green Lite Motors. "In leveraging the capabilities of digital prototyping, within a few weeks we were able to collaborate with a shared inventor model to create a design capable of being manufactured."

Laura Hopperton

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