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CASE STUDY

Daimler Driver’s Lounge

Challenge

Provide primary design for driver’s lounge area in Daimler’s 38N premium, second generation Cascadia.  Worked as resident engineers with Daimler’s internal team to develop several ready-to-install components for their premium cab option.

DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Utilized FEA, moldflow analysis as well as design test methods to predict part performance characteristics prior to production

SOURCING AND ASSEMBLY

Aesthetic specs to match mating injection molded components.

Overview

Penda acted as the lead engineering group for design-to-spec and testing of all parts designed.

FINISHED COMPONENTS

Specifications and Solutions

LOWER BUNK

Featuring twinsheeted, color-matched HDPE including internal support structure to 500 lb load deflection. All necessary cables, lights, latches were included to allow the bunk to be fully functional. 

UPPER BUNK

ABS skin/ foam construction to meet Daimler 500 lbs. load deflection specs. Cables, lights, latches to allow the bunk to allow for full functionality. 

TABLE SYSTEM ASSEMBLY

Retractable steel support structure designed to meet Daimlers specifications. Included custom milled table top. 

Results

Because of Penda’s engineering expertise and relationship, we were trusted to work as an extension of Daimler’s engineering group to develop, propose, test and produce all parts in the Lounge. 

CONCEPT TO LAUNCH

3

YEARS