To go beyond conventional concepts of automotive transport is not easy, but the advent of autonomous driving is exerting an increasingly more evident influence in every aspect of design in this industry, opening new vistas in terms of styling and conceptual freedom.
This controversial issue, the subject of heated debate among professionals of the world’s biggest carmakers, was tackled by the students of the seventh edition of the Master’s course in Transportation & Automobile Design at the Milan Polytechnic Design School in a collaborative initiative with the Volkswagen Group.
The brief “Autonomous drive cars for inner and inter city connections” assigned by professionals from Audi and Volkswagen (the two brands involved in the project) in accordance with the directors of the Master’s course, gave the young designers – grouped into four teams – the chance to push the boundary between the potential for innovation and the critical limitations of this new transportation frontier.
Full article in Auto&Design no. 220