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Architects propose that the fuel station of the future is no station at all
It is possible to remix an iconic design?
A look back at the life and work of LA car culture's most influential figures
Karl Smith ponders what we should do as the most dominant control becomes dormant
How central NY could be a great laboratory for the design of the urban car
Art Center and San Francisco Academy of Art University students present progress ahead of August submissions
For over eighty years, the look of aerodynamic design has been the teardrop or wedge shape. This pure shape has, of course, been compromised by the practical considerations of packaging and drivetrain placement. But, in the last decade or so, we have seen a new model emerging, one driven by developments in the Formula 1 world, where directed airflow was beginning to slice bodies into more layered
Imagine a future where New Jersey adopts mass public transit and on-demand jitneys; Boston becomes hyper-dense and walking becomes the primary means of transport; Atlanta disperses even further and relies on solar power, electric cars and Google connected technologies to manage mobility; and Los Angeles tries autonomous cars, but finds the transition difficult, and its gridlock even worse.