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    How to be a car designer part 3: Going to design school

    Professional Car Designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design and get into a university which teaches transportation design. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer. In this featue he offers advice on how to make the most of your time at university and put yourself first in line for a job in car design

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    How to be a car designer part 2: Starting design school

    Professional Car Designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design and get into a university which teaches transportation design. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer

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    How to be a car designer Part 1: Turning passion into a profession

    Professional Car Designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design and get into a university which teaches transportation design. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer

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    Do these GM concepts signal the return of the personal luxury car?

    2022-01-10T14:31:00Z

    Two futuristic concepts, the Buick Smart Pod and the Cadillac Innerspace Concept recently introduced by General Motors, point to a revival of a classic format 

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    Interview: Stellantis chief design officer, Jean-Pierre Ploué on Lancia’s future

    2021-11-15T11:28:00Z

    An almost forgotten brand, Lancia is now the focus of Stellantis’ chief design officer Jean-Pierre Ploué who will oversee the revival of the brand. Car Design News spoke to him about legacy, why he likes small teams and what makes Lancia unique

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    Opinion: a brand story untold – Mercedes’ EQS

    2021-11-12T13:59:00Z

    Telling the brand story will be the most important task for car designers in the future as electrification, urbanisation, congestion and developments around self-driving cars will conspire to curtail the driving experience. Thus, the brand story will soon be the only truly differentiating USP. Niels van Roij examines the Mercedes-Benz EQS in this light

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    Exclusive interview: Maximilian Missoni, head of design, Polestar

    2021-10-18T14:58:00Z

    Car Design News contributing editor Guy Bird spoke to Polestar’s head of design Maximilian Missoni about sustainability goals, future products and brand identity 

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    Where next for SUV design?

    2021-10-18T13:44:00Z

    The success of SUVs has been remarkable story but has brought with it an aesthetic homogeneity. Can designers harness electrification and new technology to reinvigorate the segment?

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    An interview with Karl Smith, author of Brave New Car

    2021-10-12T10:15:00Z

    A new publication by longtime Car Design News contributor Karl Smith looks at the future of the car, examining how electrification, autonomy, fresh ideas around luxury, interior concepts can offer a way out of the current cul de sac we find ourselves in 

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    Review: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

    2021-08-19T09:03:00Z

    Goodwood Festival of Speed has become the premier UK car show with a variety of cars both old and brand spanking new on display. What’s more its outdoors which means Covid restrictions are a little less stringent. Armed with camera and notebook, longtime CDN contributor Guy Bird reports

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    Opinion: Secret design sauce comes from expert artistry

    2021-08-18T09:58:00Z

    Car design is shrowded in mystery, with brands pedalling an intangible narrative that detracts from the talent and expertise of highly skilled professionals

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    Studio Visit: Nissan Design America

    2021-06-02T09:33:00Z

    With an eclectic spirit fostered by the late Jerry Hirshberg, the California satellite studio in La Jolla is a designer’s sanctuary with a storied history

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    Opinion: Rollin’ coal, culture wars and Ford’s ‘Truck of the Future’

    2021-05-27T16:18:00Z

    In the United States, the ICE versus EV debate became a battleground in an ongoing culture war. But as more and more combustion era icons go electric, can design help cut through the noise and usher in a new automotive culture?

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    Opinion: The car remains king in Barratt Homes Britain

    2021-04-29T11:58:00Z

    From automation, EVs and new ideas of urbanism – the role of the car is under question when it comes to urban centres. Venture outside metropolitan areas and you will find a new suburbia designed and built with the car at its heart. Good news for any OEMs wedded to the status quo but a challenge for proponents of new ideas of mobility 

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    Chinese design talent dominates in Shanghai

    2021-04-22T20:44:00Z

    Shanghai proved a more relaxed affair than Beijing last year, PR nightmares for Tesla not withstanding, with European OEMs playing second fiddle to a slew of new launches by homegrown talent such as Arcfox, Nio and Xpeng

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    Can we design cars without killing the planet?

    2021-04-22T19:31:00Z

    It’s Earth Day, and car design should play a key role

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    Post Opulence: A Softer Tomorrow?

    2021-03-31T19:46:00Z

    A decade or more of adversarial design and in-your-face attitudes has left us in need of a breather. Might a new era of post-opulent aesthetics mellow us out? Aidan Walsh hopes so. 

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    Opinion: Transforming old into new

    2021-03-24T14:23:00Z

    Revered retrofit architects Lacaton & Vassal’s recent Pritzker Prize win poses some interesting questions for car designers, writes CDN editor James McLachlan

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    Review – DeLorean: Back from the Future

    2021-02-25T14:07:00Z

    A testament to hubris wrought in stainless steel – the DeLorean story elevated the act of building a car into the realms of Shakespearean tragedy. A fascinating new BBC documentary profiles the man at the heart of it 

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    Car Design News partners with GMC to bring you the Hummer EV

    2021-02-15T16:03:00Z

    The Hummer EV counters preconceived ideas of the nameplate thanks to its innovative design and technology, Car Design News partners with GMC to give you the lowdown