Automotive Design

SAIC wins the LA Design Challenge 2013 with the Roewe Mobiliant Concept
28 Nov 2013

SAIC wins the LA Design Challenge 2013 with the Roewe Mobiliant Concept

The winner of the LA Design Challenge 2013 is SAIC Motor's Roewe Mobiliant Concept, the vehicle inspired by ants that aims at solving urban traffic and pollution in the cities of the future.
Volvo researches the emotive power of car design
28 Nov 2013

Volvo researches the emotive power of car design

Volvo completed some scientific experiments that reveal how beautiful car design can evoke a range of feelings very close to basic human emotions. An interactive Google Hangout on the topic is scheduled for today at 2PM CET.
Tokyo 2013: Photo Gallery
24 Nov 2013

Tokyo 2013: Photo Gallery

150+ photos of the concept and production cars presented at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
LA Auto Show 2013: Photo Gallery
21 Nov 2013

LA Auto Show 2013: Photo Gallery

An extensive photo gallery from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, with hundreds of photos of the latest concept and production cars, as well as some specials.
LA Design Challenge 2013: JAC Motors HEFEI
18 Nov 2013

LA Design Challenge 2013: JAC Motors HEFEI

The HEFEI (Harmonious Eco-Friendly Efficient Infrastructure) is a project of a futuristic transportation system featuring towers powered by wind turbines and a networ of autonomous vehicles fed by a power grid.
Harald Belker on his career and the design industry
15 Nov 2013

Harald Belker on his career and the design industry

A speech held at Academy of Art University presented by entertainment and concept designer Harald Belker, who discusses his work and giving some career advices to design students.
Degler Calendar pays homage to iconic Bertone Concept Cars
13 Nov 2013

Degler Calendar pays homage to iconic Bertone Concept Cars

The first limited edition calendar by Degler Studio pays homage to the exotic and provocative concept cars created by Bertone in 60 years of activity.
Peter Schreyer wins the Golden Steering Wheel awards
9 Nov 2013

Peter Schreyer wins the Golden Steering Wheel awards

Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of the Hyundai Motor Group, has received the Honorary Golden Steering Wheel, awarded for outstanding achievement in the automotive industry. He is only the second designer to receive this award.
Tesla Chief Designer: creating a car from the ground up
8 Nov 2013

Tesla Chief Designer: creating a car from the ground up

A video interview with Tesla Motors Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen, who explains how the company created the Model S without any previous design background - from the Gigaom Roadmap 2013 conference.
J Mays retires from Ford Design, Moray Callum succeeds
6 Nov 2013

J Mays retires from Ford Design, Moray Callum succeeds

Ford Motor Company has announced that J Mays, group vice president and chief creative officer, Design, will retire after a 33-year career, succeded by Moray Callum
4 Nov 2013

“How To Draw” book by Scott Robertson & Thomas Bertling: exclusive review

An exclusive review of "How To Draw", the much awaited educational book by Scott Robertson, a complete drawing manual for designers featuring a companion app and over 10 hours of video tutorials.
Design Handbook: Secrets of Big Wheel Proportions
31 Oct 2013

Design Handbook: Secrets of Big Wheel Proportions

In the latest episode of the "Design Handbook" series gives an overview of the history and reasons behind big wheels from an aesthetic perspective.
Video Series: Meet the Designers by Form Trends
30 Oct 2013

Video Series: Meet the Designers by Form Trends

Form Trends website has launched a series of video interviews with automotive designers who give some insights on the design of recent concept cars.
Kevin Rice returns to Mazda as Creative Director
28 Oct 2013

Kevin Rice returns to Mazda as Creative Director

Mazda has strengthened its European design team with the addition of Kevin Rice, who will lead the creative design process focusing on the development of the company’s “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language.
New Design Handbook Episode: Defining the Bone Line
24 Oct 2013

New Design Handbook Episode: Defining the Bone Line

The latest video episode produced by Autoline and presented by automotive expert Jim Hall is about the Bone Line.
1974 Mustang II: new exclusive images from Ford designer Dick Nesbitt
21 Oct 2013

1974 Mustang II: new exclusive images from Ford designer Dick Nesbitt

A set of exclusive photos ad a design sketch, courtesy of Richard "Dick" Nesbitt, a former Ford designer who worked on the 1974 Mustang II model.
Ramaciotti presents
19 Oct 2013

Ramaciotti presents “The Roots of Italian Car Design” to RCA students

As part of Fiat's “Two of a kind” educational initiative, the group's Head of Global Design Lorenzo Ramaciotti gave talk on “The Roots of Italian Car Design” to the students of the Royal College of Art in London.
Design documentaries:
18 Oct 2013

Design documentaries: “American Look” and “American Maker”

Two documentaries commissioned by General Motors and produced by Handy (Jam) Organization in 1958 and 1960 and celebrating American design, creativity and craftsmanship.

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