The solution was to boil this question down to one key issue: how can you lock at least one of the spindles on the engine mounting? Using this as a starting point several directions were explored, resulting in a twofold test. Simple models proved a very practical way to test the functionality of the concept on the one hand. On the other hand steel prototypes were used to test the mechanical properties.
The end result was surprisingly simple. Made from stainless steel and TNO approved, its robust appearance appealed strongly to the target group. A series of look & feel designs based on the new locking mechanism was developed, so that several brands could market the new system fitting their own identity.
- In the papers: Product Magazine