Automotive Design

IAAD thesis 2007: Green Wheels
20 Sep 2007

IAAD thesis 2007: Green Wheels

Virtual Car has published a report about the 2006-2007 thesis presentation by IAAD. The theme of the project, started in partnership with Volkswagen and Piaggio, was to create environment-friendly urban vehicles, in both four-wheels and two-wheels...

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12 Sep 2007

Frankfurt 2007: image gallery

An image gallery with 300 exclusive photos from the 2007 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Continental tires for concept cars
30 Aug 2007

Continental tires for concept cars

Continental has released pictures and information about its custom hand-made tires, specifically developed for concept vehicles. Some of them will be visible at the next Frankfurt Motor Show.
Chrysler Design Internship Program
27 Aug 2007

Chrysler Design Internship Program

Winding Road has published an extensive image gallery from this summer Chrysler Design Internship Program. The students have created two four doors hatchback concept cars - the Dodge Decept and Chrysler Forte.
Interview with Patrick Le Qu

Interview with Patrick Le Quément

An interview with Patrick Le Quément about the Renault Nepta Concept, unveiled at the 2006 Paris Motor Show.

Car sketching video

Car sketching video

A car sketch walkthrough. Made with Photoshop CS2, Wacom Graphire 4 A5.

Renault Design India
27 Jul 2007

Renault Design India

Renault has announced that its "Design India" center, located in Mumbai, will design vehicles for the Indian and other regional markets. To explore the specific design cultures the manufacturer has launched "IndDesign", a car...
Interview to car designer Lon Zaback

Interview to car designer Lon Zaback

An interview with Lon Zaback, a Ford designer who worked on the new Focus model. He speaks about the basic general principles of car design.

SPD thesis: Audi Max4 Project
25 Jul 2007

SPD thesis: Audi Max4 Project

SPD (Scuola Politecnica di Design) has unveiled the final projects for the 2006-2007 Master in Transportation Design, organized in partnerhip with Audi. The theme was the development of a stylish urban car with a maximum length of 4 meters.
IED thesis: the Prius of 2010-2015
24 Jul 2007

IED thesis: the Prius of 2010-2015

The students of the Transportation Design Course of IED Turin have presented ten proposals for a next generation Toyota Prius as their thesis projects, with the title "Tomorrow's Hybrid vehicle".
Chris Bangle: Great Cars are Art

Chris Bangle: Great Cars are Art

American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an engaging account of the BMW Group’s Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.

Phil Simmons joins Land Rover design team
6 Jul 2007

Phil Simmons joins Land Rover design team

Land Rover has announced that Phil Simmons, currently Chief Designer at Ford of Europe, will join its design team on 1st August 2007. He will be responsible for future design direction of all Range Rover products.
Interview with Tommy Forsgren
5 Jul 2007

Interview with Tommy Forsgren

A short interview with industrial and transportation designer Tommy Forsgren, currently Senior Designer at BMW Group DesignWorksUSA.
Fiat inaugurates new Styling Center
3 Jul 2007

Fiat inaugurates new Styling Center

Fiat has inaugurated its new Turin-based Styling Center. The facility has a total area of about 20,000 square meters and will host all the design activities for the group's different brands.
CCS Student Show 2007: image galleries
30 Jun 2007

CCS Student Show 2007: image galleries

The links to the main galleries that document the 2007 edition of the College for Creative Studies Student Show, including an extensive report published by CarDesign.ru.
Coventry University uses Virtalis StereoWorks
28 Jun 2007

Coventry University uses Virtalis StereoWorks

Virtual reality software company Virtalis has announced that Coventry University has purchased its 1:1 scale stereo visualisation system StereoWorks for the Automotive Design courses.
Peter Schreyer to be honoured by Royal College of Art
24 Jun 2007

Peter Schreyer to be honoured by Royal College of Art

Kia Motors Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art in recognition of his contribution to automotive design on Friday 29 June 2007.
Autodesk acquires Opticore
20 Jun 2007

Autodesk acquires Opticore

Autodesk has announced that it will acquire certain assets of Opticore, the Swedish company specialized in software for interactive and realistic 3D visualizations and presentations.

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