SAIC 4th Roewe-MG CUP Design Competition

4 May 2016 | Car Design Competitions

SAIC 4th Roewe-MG CUP Design Competition

The 4th edition of the SAIC “Roewe·MG Cup” Design Competition asks design students to create a Roewe model choosing among a flagship, a supercar or a MPV. The deadline is June 10th, 2016.

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Ed Welburn: the design gallery

8 April 2016 | Automotive Design

Ed Welburn: the design gallery

On the occasion of Ed Welburn's announced retirement, GM has published a timeline and a gallery that goes through his 44 years long career at GM.

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Pininfarina and Mahindra reveal concept designs for Formula E racing car

3 May 2016 | Concept Design

Pininfarina and Mahindra reveal concept designs for Formula E racing car

Mahindra Racing and Pininfarina have unveiled three concept designs for a future Formula E racing car.

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Umeå Institute of Design previews 2016 projects

25 April 2016 | Design Schools

Umeå Institute of Design previews 2016 projects

Sweden Umeå Institute of Design has published a preview of the graduation projects by the second year students of the MFA in Transportation Design.

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French designers envision the Opel Manta of the future

11 April 2016 | New Designers

French designers envision the Opel Manta of the future

The Opel Manta Concept is a modern reinterpretation of the iconic European muscle cars. It was created by a team of ISD design students...

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