29 Nov '16, 5pm

Lego, Crayola, and Others Imagine Autonomous Cars of 2050 in Futuristic Design Challenge

For those of us more interested in the far future than the near future or present (both of which tend to be comparatively dull), the best part of the Los Angeles Auto Show is the annual design challenge . There, we see the creations of curiously matched teams of designers that have a year to develop a concept that addresses nebulous questions about cars and the future. If you've ever wondered what Crayola, Fandango, or Lego think the car of 2050 might look like, you’re about to find out. Each of the five teams of designers has had the past year to cobble together a short film under the overall theme of “Autonomous Vehicles: A Redefined User Experience for 2050 .” Their aim was to somehow tackle a few extraordinarily vague questions: How will the city of Los Angeles evolve to accommodate for autonomous transportation? What kinds of experiences will people be able to have wi...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/a...

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