John O'Brien

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    College Exhibition: Coventry University MA Degree Show 2011


    Bei LiTriad A three-seat urban vehicle that aims to reduce driver distraction. Triad is a reaction to the ever increasing and complicated HMI systems in car interior design. As technologies develop and more are shoehorned into the car interior, driver distraction rises in relation. By implementing such systems as HUD, ...

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    College Exhibition: Coventry University MA Degree Show 2011


    Late last year, Car Design News made its annual pilgrimage to Coventry to check out the latest MA students to graduate from the renowned school. Hosted, once again, by the Transport Museum, the night was an opportunity for the 15 graduating students to display their individual work, as well as ...

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    Saab's convertible turns 25


    Another day, another anniversary. This time, it is the Saab convertible donning the proverbial party hat and counting the candles as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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    Celebrating the Spirit of Ecstasy's centenary


    In a bumper year of anniversaries for automotive manufacturers, Rolls-Royce is celebrating the centenary of the Spirit of Ecstasy. Quite possibly the world’s most famous automotive icon, the flying lady will be honored by renowned photographer Rankin through 100 images inspired by the figurine.

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    Pininfarina exhibit opens at the Museo dell’Automobile di Torino


    The National Automobile Museum of Turin, Italy, has reopened its doors to welcome a bevy of Pininfarina models from past and present into its midst.

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    Ferdinand Alexander Porsche celebrates 75th Birthday


    One of the most prolific names and designers within the Porsche franchise is celebrating his 75th birthday this week. In honor of this event, CDN brings you a brief summary of his work and life so far.

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    BMW unveils 2012 Olympic Pavilion


    BMW - one of the major sponsors of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games - has unveiled its pavilion for the event.

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    Design Contest: Citroen Creative Awards


    Citroën is hoping to repeat its successful design and graphics competition, which began last year, with the launch of the 2011 iteration of the Creative Awards contest.

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    Ferrari launches Tailor-Made program


    Following an initial reveal at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show in September, Ferrari recently announced a new personalization program that will enable owners to create a highly individual and unique vehicle.

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    Volvo Chief Designer reinterprets classic P1800


    Christopher Benjamin, Chief Designer at Volvo's Monitoring and Concept Center in the US, has penned his vision of a future P1800 as part of Volvo's half-centenary celebrations for the car.

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    50 Years of the BMW 'Neue Klasse'


    In a year that sees the celebration of the ever-seductive Jaguar E-Type and the characterful Renault 4, it would be easy to overlook other cars also reaching their half-century, especially a mundane three-box saloon. However, the BMW 1500 isn't any less significant.

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    Aston Martin and Zagato to collaborate again


    Aston Martin and Zagato have announced that they are to reunite in this, the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato.

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    Wörthersee Tour 2011


    The annual Wörthersee Tour meeting saw the VW Group wheel out a larger than usual selection of concepts to appease the flocks of GTi devotees who made the pilgrimage across to Austria for Europe’s largest VW Festival.

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    Chris Bangle Associates announces 'Illustrate the Future' design competition


    Chris Bangle Associates has announced a new design contest called 'Illustrate the Future.' The competition is open to all design students across all design disciplines and coincides with the launch of Managing Director, Chris Bangle's new book.

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    Audi Urban Future: Project New York


    Audi will take advantage of New York's 'Festival of Ideas' to display their vision of Manhattan in 2030, an objective that fulfills part of the German automaker's Urban Future Initiative. Now in its second year (the first was held in Venice last year) the initiative was created with the intention ...

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    Infiniti Digital Art Gallery


    This week saw the launch of Infiniti's Digital Art Competition Gallery. The culmination of a three-year international contest, the online gallery showcases the best 32 images created by international artists.

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    Renault unveils R-Link tablet


    Renault is aiming to take its in-vehicle user interface modules to the next level with the new R-Link tablet system announced at LeWeb 2011 today, December 7.

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    Honda NSX set to return


    Acura, Honda's luxury division, is set to launch two new concepts alongside a showcar preview of the next generation US-market Accord Coupe at the NAIAS in January.

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    Jaguar E-Type celebrates 50 years


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    RCA Tata 'Space' project


    Tata TaxiInna SchadikinA modern-day interpretation of the traditional rickshaw, the Tata Taxi is built with urban commuters in mind. Aimed at city dwellers who have sacrificed, or cannot afford, their own vehicle as a result of city living, the Taxi draws inspiration from the movements and ...

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