LA Design Challenge 2013: Mazda Auto Adapt Concept

Concept Cars 11 Nov 2013
LA Design Challenge 2013: Mazda Auto Adapt Concept

At this year’s LA Design Challenge Mazda has presented AUTO ADAPT, a futuristic concept for the year 2025 capable of switching between an autonomous vehicle to a manual machine.


The brief for the 2013 Design Challenge at the Los Angeles Auto Show was titled “Biomimicry & Mobility 2025: Nature’s Answer to Human Challenges.”

Mazda Auto Adapt Concept

Participating design studios were asked to create a “vehicle experience that uses biomimicry to increase the efficiency of our human capacity and improve mobility”.

Mazda Auto Adapt Concept

Mazda Design Americas’ entry is the Auto Adapt Concept, which takes inspiration from the biological phenomenon of insects’ adaptation over time.

Mazda Auto Adapt Concept

The sleek sportscar can transform from a purely autonomous vehicle to a “traditional” driving machine, in a world where “the excitement expected to be completely eliminated from the autonomous cars of 2025.”

Mazda Auto Adapt Concept

At the moment there are no other details about the onboard technology and features.

Mazda Auto Adapt Concept

  • Design Director: Derek Jenkins
  • Design Team: Jacques Flynn, Tim Brown, Seung Joong Kim

(Source: LA Auto Show)

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