Automotive Design

Pegueot Design Contest at CG-Cars.com
5 Oct 2006

Pegueot Design Contest at CG-Cars.com

The online community CG-Cars.com has created a subforum fully dedicated to the Peugeot Design Contest. By posting their work-in-progress entries partecipants can obtain comments and suggestions.
5 Oct 2006

ICEM Surf 4.6 announced

ICEM, has announced the forthcoming availability of version 4.6 of its surface design and modelling software suite, ICEM Surf. Among the new features are enhanced photo-realistic and real time design visualisation capabilities.
Vandenbrink GTO
27 Sep 2006

Vandenbrink GTO

The Netherlands-based Vandenbrink Design has announced that it will produce the GTO concept presented in April as the 'Ferrari 599 GTO Mugello' design study.
Car design books reviewed
20 Sep 2006

Car design books reviewed

Allan Macdonald, founder and editor of DesigneTechniques.com, has reviewed some of the most popular car design books, from his personal collection.
PSA Group: four competing design teams
20 Sep 2006

PSA Group: four competing design teams

Two years after the inauguration of its Automotive Design Network Centre in 2004, PSA Group has decided to establish two competing teams of stylists for each of its Peugeot and Citroën marques.
Pininfarina changes Design Director
15 Sep 2006

Pininfarina changes Design Director

Pininfarina has announced that Ken Okuyama will no longer be its Director of Design, position that he has held since July 2005.
Mercedes-Benz concept car technology
13 Sep 2006

Mercedes-Benz concept car technology

An official article by Mercedes-Benz that describes how innovative solutions featured on concept vehicles were successfully adopted on production cars during the last 15 years.
Lancia Delta: concepts on parade
10 Sep 2006

Lancia Delta: concepts on parade

Before the launch of the Lancia Delta HPE Concept, many different media had published preview images of the prototype. We report a short gallery of some interesting and original "proposals".
Smart Fortwo: sand sculpture
9 Sep 2006

Smart Fortwo: sand sculpture

During the German beach volleyball championships in Timmendorf, Smart has unveiled a sand sculpture that shows the design language of the new Fortwo model, which will be presented this autumn. The author is Pavel Zasanyok, a sand sculpture world...
Citroen
24 Aug 2006

Citroen’s “Designer Garage”

Citroen has unveiled an exclusive garage designed by London-based Neutral architecture studio for the C6 model. The transparent concrete construction features coloured LCD layers allowing for opacity to be changed by the car owner.
Gordon Murray joins Caparo
19 Aug 2006

Gordon Murray joins Caparo

Gordon Murray has been appointed director of advanced concepts at Caparo Vehicle Products. By applying his conceptual and production design skills, Caparo aims at developing advanced lightweight composites technologies for the automotive industry.
Gerry McGovern is new Land Rover Design Director
18 Aug 2006

Gerry McGovern is new Land Rover Design Director

Land Rover has announced that its Design Director, Geoff Upex, is to retire from the company at the end of 2006 after 23 years service. He will be succeeded by Gerry McGovern, currently Advanced Design Director at Land Rover.
Ford and ICEM partnership announced
15 Aug 2006

Ford and ICEM partnership announced

ICEM, leading company in surface modeling and design visualization software, has announced that Ford Motor Company has made a significant purchase of ICEM Shape Design (ISD) software as part of its global C3P NG strategy.
Nissan concepts featured in animated movie
14 Aug 2006

Nissan concepts featured in animated movie

The Nissan Sport Concept and Infiniti Kuraza concept vehicles will be featured in the science fiction animated movie "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society" produced by Production I.G, a major Japanese animation studio. The...
13 Aug 2006

“New Strada” supercar project

The "New Strada" is a project started by an Italian Engineering group in partnership with AADA (African Automotive Design Association). The mission is to build a modern riedition of the 60's Bizzarrini Strada GT 5300 supercar. We report some...
Ford uses virtual photography
7 Aug 2006

Ford uses virtual photography

For the first time, Ford is creating the preview brochures of its latest European models using digital renderings instead of conventional photographs. The realistic images are obtained using 3D models taken from the product design process.
Bmw Z6 rumors
5 Aug 2006

Bmw Z6 rumors

According to some recent rumors BMW could bring to production a new open sportscar - possibly named Z6 - to compete against the Mercedes-Benz SL. The design could be based on the California Spyder Concept presented at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Volkswagen Tiguan preview
27 Jul 2006

Volkswagen Tiguan preview

VW has released a design sketch of the Tiguan, the new compact SUV that will be launched in 2008. The name was chosen by 350,000 readers of AutoBild.

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