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Robert Q. Riley has been designing products since the late sixties. In the mid-seventies, he opened a design and prototyping firm in Phoenix, Arizona, Quincy-Lynn Enterprises, Inc, where he develped several alternative automotive and fitness designs. Today he works as an independent design and engineering consultant under his name, Robert Q. Riley Enterprises LLC. He is the author of the popular SAE book, Alternative Cars in the 21st Century (SAE 1994 and Second Edition 2003). At the time, Alternative Cars was a landmark publication for the Society of Automotive Engineers (now SAE International). The book questioned traditional ideas in automotive design and market appeals and suggested many alternatives that have now become part of mainstream automotive design.
Riley especially enjoys working with students, entrepreneurs and startups on new product ideas and designs. According to Riley: “That’s where the real innovation happens, and I love to be part of that magical process.”
Technical Papers and Presentations
The Power of Design examines the impact of a product’s design and its implied messages, and how packaging can have a powerful effect on consumer acceptance and expectations of new technologies.
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles reviews the state of the art of EV technology, and the most likely direction of future EV design.
Energy Consumption and the Environment explores transportation energy use, its environmental impact, and possible options for the future.
In the News
Wired Magazine, March 2000: Wired magazine reports on the new line of CD-ROMs under development at Robert Q. Riley Enterprises, LLC.
The Ambassador Magazine, August 1999: TWA’s in-flight publication, features the Robert Q. Riley Enterprises, LLC. website and plans-built vehicles.
New York Times, May 19, 1999: In a feature in The New York Times entitled Even in Cleaner-Running Machines, Looks Will Count, writer Joseph Giovannini quotes Robert Q. Riley on his views about future automobile design.
EV Progress, January 15, 1998: reports on Robert Q. Riley’s participation in the 1998 Washington Auto Show.
Robert Q. Riley Enterprises, LLC.
P.O. Box 12754 Chandler, AZ 85248
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