How to do car design remotely – SAIC

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Shao Jingfeng, Global Design Director at SAIC, describes the current situation in China and the re-opening of the SAIC design studio. 

SAIC responded very quickly to the crisis, and was one of the first car manufacturing to adapt production lines for mask making. We asked our colleagues to work from home and adhere to social distancing rules in the early stages. All our employees wore the masks we made, and we even sent them to our colleagues around the world before the virus had spread.

During lockdown, the only work that we couldn’t continue was clay modelling. We were able to do all other work remotely with help from our IT colleagues. We carried out more virtual design reviews instead of physical model reviews than perhaps we have ever done before.  

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