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2013 LA Auto Show: Design Challenge

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Biomimicry & Mobility 2025

The 2013 LA Auto Show has just kicked off! In addition to the usual concept cars and production vehicles, this also means it's time for a little bit of designer craziness, in the form of the LA Design Challenge, which the Auto Show hosts every year.This is where car designers really get to let their hair down – most of the 2013 designs are so nuts it’s hard to imagine how they could even be turned into models, let alone working prototypes. The theme is ‘Biomimicry & Mobility 2025’.Apparently biological knowledge is doubling every five years at present, so the challenge here is to creatively adapt nature’s laws to ‘increase the efficiency of our human capacity and improve mobility.’ Obviously, the competitors must take congestion, pollution, sustainability, flexibility and safety into account.Brace yourself. There is some properly crazy stuff in here. Just wait until you see what Subaru’s come up with – and there’s a clue in the name…
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