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  • How to be a car designer
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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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    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. Due to electrification of the car, unique engine noises and characteristics will soon be gone. Engaging driving experiences will be harder to find, too, owing to urbanisation, congestion and developments around self-driving cars. Thus, the brand story will promptly be the only truly differentiating USP.  have a look at 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

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    The three-box sedan: requiem or revival?

    2021-01-13T15:25:00Z

    Stateside, the three-box sedan seems to be in retreat with VW withdrawing the Passat and Lincoln phasing out the Continental. Is it all over for this time-honoured format, or does its future simply lie elsewhere in the world?