migration from product to transport

All,

Would like a solid sanity check from my peers. Again, this is a thread that is likely a repeat from other working industrial designers.

Been working for the past 7-8 years as a product designer. Have worked both as part of a corporate and consultant team. Both have been very rewarding and engaging experiences. However, I am extremely curious and driven to tackle another area of design–transport. I’m not necessarily jumping from the ID ship, just wanting to learn another set of skills for personal development, self enrichment and career satisfaction.

I understand and appreciate the fact that I likely need to develop a more specialized set of skills to succeed in this area given its competitiveness. I am willing to do this, however, the question is how to do this practically, pragmatically and responsibly.

Any feedback and/or personal anecdotes are appreciated. thx.