Riyadh CAV design sprint
When our connected and autonomous vehicle Design Sprint came to Riyadh it took the format of eight teams from the engineering and architecture departments from three of the region’s universities.
People from Alfaisal University, Prince Sultan University, and King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals all competed with each other, joined by high school students from the British International School in Riyadh.
The full-day Sprint started with a series of speakers, including representatives from the participating university, the transportation planning authority of the regional government, architecture and engineering firms. They introduced the students to the technology of autonomous vehicles and its potential design impacts as well as Riyadh’s long-term transportation strategy.
Following the introductory presentations, the students were ready to compete for the best ideas around the question of how to reclaim the streets of Riyadh in an era of autonomous and connected vehicles. They looked at four different street sections: Olaya Street, Prince Mamduh Bin Abdulaziz Street, Prince Majed Bin Abdulaziz Road, and Tahliyah Street.
To read more on the Design Sprint click here.