Category Archives: design and styling

Autonomous Vehicles Buying Stampede – GM and Strobe

LIDAR uses light to create high-resolution images that provide a more accurate view of the world than cameras or radar alone. As self-driving technology continues to evolve, LIDAR’s accuracy will play a critical role in its deployment. Long gone is the original fantasy that State and Federal road markings would be adequate. – they don’t even work for human directed vehicles. Continue reading

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New Position: Pierre Leclercq Head of Styling at Kia Motors

Styling is an emotional prompt to buy as cars become more alike, and offer the same comfort, safety, and convenience accoutrements. Continue reading

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F-22 Fighter Prompts Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor

Ford claims the F-150 Raptor shares key F-22 design details, including red and green position lights in front that enhance left and right mirror skull caps, “unique glossy and matte exterior cues.” Continue reading

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Geneva: Toyota i-TRIL Concept Car

With its One-plus-Two seating layout, the i-TRIL has odd, but potentially effective interior space. Current interior design philosophy hinges on everything being built around the driver, with rear seat passengers very much regarded as second class citizens. Continue reading

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Honeycomb Cargo Shelf in Ford EcoSport SUV

Recycled paper honeycomb material give the new Ford EcoSport four-way parcel shelf claimed exceptional strength. Continue reading

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Freshened Ford Mustang Shown in Los Angeles

Pro wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson introduced the new freshened Ford Mustang in Los Angeles today. Continue reading

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Fast Eddy Concept – the Chevrolet Aerovette XP-882 Revisited

The design pays homage to the Chevrolet Aerovette XP-882 that had a mid-engine configuration using a V8 engine. The Aerovette was revealed in 1977 as a concept, but went no further. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Passat GT Concept at Automobility LA

Year-to date diesel emissions defeat-device Volkswagen sales are at 256,047 (-13.09%) with the Passat at 59,320 for a -17.4% drop. The German automaker is strapped for cash, hence the trim package on an aging design. Continue reading

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Petersen Museum Displaying Classic BMW Cars

The oldest car on display during this special exhibition is the 1970 Alpina 2002ti which had its original paint and body work restored in 2014. Continue reading

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First 1967 Camaro at Woodward Dream Cruise

The Historic Vehicle Association illuminates a glass showcase containing the first 1967 model Camaro built for the Woodward Dream Cruise tonight. Continue reading

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1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Wins Hotel Award

A 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Coupé aérodynamique ‘Goutte d’Eau’ body by Figoni & Falaschi was nthe winner of the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. Continue reading

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McLaren 570GT Debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

McLaren Automotive has released details of the new McLaren 570GT ahead of its debut on the 18th fairway at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Continue reading

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Y-Job 14th Car in National Historic Vehicle Register

In the late 1930s, General Motors Styling Section and Buick engineers built an experimental car to showcase coming advances in automotive design – the Y-Job. The 1940 Buick Y-Job is now the 14th vehicle recognized on the National Historic Vehicle … Continue reading

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Toyota Claims Lead in Patents

Toyota is the only automaker listed among the top 20 on the IPO list. Other key innovators in the top 20 include Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft. Continue reading

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Toyota Automobile Museum to Hold a Giant Classic Car Party

In addition to a diverse selection of exhibitions and other events to enjoy, a parade of privately-owned Japanese, U.S., and European classic cars dating from 1986 or earlier will be held on the public roads. Continue reading

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