NLPXDESIGN win 2012MichelinChallengeDesign awards. The jury selected the work of 27 participants for display at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. A truly international forum, NAIAS attendees include automotive industry executives; broadcast, print, and Internet media; and the public.
The 2012 theme is increasingly relevant. Today, more than 3 billion people live in cities—about half the world's population. By 2046, the urban population is projected to grow to more than 6 billion people. More than ever, automotive designers will be called upon to deliver practical urban transportation that addresses global concerns for safety and sustainability without sacrificing the beauty, elegance and innovation that are essential to automotive design.
Michelin challenged participants worldwide to design a desirable, safe and sustainable personal vehicle for the year 2046, which will come 100 years after Michelin's invention of the radial tire. Participants were asked to create a specific design for Los Angeles, Mumbai, Paris, Rio de Janeiro or Shanghai.
The 2012 Michelin Challenge Design jury, in alphabetical order, includes:
City 2046: Art, act and Ingenuity
2046, along with the development of material science and technology, and new technologies, new outlook on life, the emergence of automobile design also will enter a new era.
This time I design concept car name is CALI, name of the game is the first letters theme, (City, Art, act, Ingenuity)
With new memory materials CALI, body material can be arbitrary stretching. Through the frame is adjustable,
CALI can be as simple as a person also can be turned into small cars, small cars, two personal driving through the chassis and the chassis telescopic deformation can be changed into three or four, personal vehicles. Meanwhile glass can also stretch of new materials, so as to solve 2046 most people are concentrated in cities, to bring the city traffic congestion.
CALI tire design is also a kind of arbitrary deformation design, material selection on the same number according to different, grows wider or narrow. Through this change can reduce automobile in one or more persons in the process of energy is wasted driving.
Interior adopts retractable materials, chairs to seat themselves by drivers free to design the posture. Through different tensile, can mix a different cockpit. The driver's position can also free arrangement, no longer restricted by fixed position limit. Driving
The CALI bring people feel that more is he a free feeling, flexible figure. And have more easily adaptable to a variety of changes without pavement tyres.
CALI can become:
1 a seat car
Two seats for car
Three seats in the car
Four seats car