Automotive Design

Rally Fighter by Local Motors: prototype preview
5 Aug 2008

Rally Fighter by Local Motors: prototype preview

Local Motors has announced the choice for its first physical prototype: the aeronautical-inspired Rally Fighter concept by Sangho Kim will be be taken from sketch to reality.
SPD Thesis: Alfa Romeo flagship
4 Aug 2008

SPD Thesis: Alfa Romeo flagship

The final projects of the students from the Master in Car Design at the Milan-based Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD). The thesis were developed in partnership with Alfa Romeo with the theme 'Imagine the new Alfa Romeo flagship'.
GM Design

GM Design – Emerging Markets, Emerging Minds

GM design interns think outside the box, research and design innovative vehicles for emerging markets.

GM Design Intern Program #4

GM Design Intern Program #4 – Sculpting a Car by Hand

The teams’ design pieces are officially off of their screens and are currently being molded into model-size sculptures. From milling the Styrofoam to manipulating the clay to perfection, the sculptors give the scoop on what it takes to enter into the field of sculpting.

GM Design Intern Program #3

GM Design Intern Program #3 – Exterior Design

Drawing inspiration from their emerging markets’ cultures, the six teams created an exterior design to compliment their future car buyer. With the designs established, the teams are ready to see their concepts turn to clay models.

SPD Car Design Master Course 2008-2009
30 Jul 2008

SPD Car Design Master Course 2008-2009

Scuola Politecnica di Design has started the selection for the 2008-2009 edition of its Car Design Master Course, that will be supported by Lamborghini. The English-spoken Course will begin on October 2008 and end on October 2009.
IED Thesis: BMW 2015 Concept
25 Jul 2008

IED Thesis: BMW 2015 Concept

The final projects of the Transportation Design students at Turin-based IED (istituto Europeo di Design), developed in partnership with BMW with the goal of creating a car for 2015 interpreting the language evolution and the brand's philosophy.
Mark Adams Interview

Mark Adams Interview

Interview with GM Europe Vice President of Design, who speaks about the design of the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, presented at the 2008 London Motor Show.

Volkswagen 2028 Concepts
10 Jul 2008

Volkswagen 2028 Concepts

Volkswagen has launched the volkswagen2028.com website which offers the brand's vision of the automotive world 20 years from now . Three concept cars are presented - One, Ego and Room, each one designed to suit different needs.
Design Process at Local Motors
9 Jul 2008

Design Process at Local Motors

The Design Process section recently introduced at Local Motors' website is a collaborative environment where selected projects are developed through design iterations by the designer and Local Motors' team and feedback by the entire community.
Ferrari Formula Uomo
6 Jul 2008

Ferrari Formula Uomo

Ferrari has presented the latest phase of its Formula Uomo programme, which saw the renovation of its facilities with over 200 million euro invested in new architectural projects since 1997.
Kim Tae-wan is GM Daewoo Vice President for Design
5 Jul 2008

Kim Tae-wan is GM Daewoo Vice President for Design

Kim Tae-Wan has been appointed GM Daewoo Vice President for Design. Working with Daewoo since 2006, his previous position was Managing Director for Design Operations.
GM Design Intern Program

GM Design Intern Program – Week 2

This week the students chose their emerging markets and then created a profile of an imaginary person from that market. The next step will be to design a vehicle based on the needs of that person.

GM Global Design Intern Program

GM Global Design Intern Program

Six teams spend the summer designing a vehicle for an emerging market for the year 2020. Each week, the teams have a certain goal or milestone to achieve each and at the end of the program, they show their designs to GM executives.

Kia opens Design Center America
29 Jun 2008

Kia opens Design Center America

Kia has inaugurated its Corporate Hedquartes and the Kia Design Center America (KDCA) which are part of the U.S. Corporate Campus, a facility located in Irvine, California, which required a capital investment of $130-million.
Jaguar Land Rover opens Virtual Reality Center
27 Jun 2008

Jaguar Land Rover opens Virtual Reality Center

Jaguar Land Rover has announced the opening of its new Virtual Reality Centre at the Design and Engineering Centre in Gaydon - Warwickshire, UK. Among the highlights is the advanced Computer Aided Virtual Environment (CAVE) facility.
Master in Transportation
23 Jun 2008

Master in Transportation & Automobile Design

University of Milan has announced the 2008-2009 Master in Transportation & Automobile Design, organized in partnership with Fiat. It is open to students graduated in Architecture, Industrial Design or Engineering, and will start on October 2008.
Autodesk and Alias

Autodesk and Alias

Interviews and comments on Autodesk Inventor 2008 and the merging process between the Alias and Autodesks products portfolios.


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