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2006 L. A. Auto Show Design Challenge Page 3

BMW Group DesignworksUSA

Designer: Gary Shiu – ACCD Intern Designer




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Cadillac lmaj

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Pedal power is the solution to heavily congested LA traffic for Toyota 's Renewable Lifestyle Vehicle concept. This lightweight, aluminum bodied, two-seat tandem vehicle features an innovative collapsible track system and a split powertrain solution that identifies with LA’s most-used speeds — 5 or 75 mph.


The manual/pedal mode used in heavy, stop-and-go traffic is also suitable for boardwalk, sidewalk, and beach producing zero emissions while promoting LA's fitness lifestyle. The automatic/electric mode is used at higher speeds with the track widening for more stability via a unique telescopic axle.


The Toyota RLV is a specialized vehicle solution improving the quality of life, while preserving the environment.


CALTY Design Research

Designer: Kevin J. Chun






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Chevy SSR

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Volkswagen designers have fast forwarded into the future with its space-age-looking Nanospyder concept, which is also on the cutting edge of recyclability. The Nanospyder uses nanotechnology, creating a vehicle capable of being assembled, disassembled, and reassembled on a microscopic level. Billions of tiny nano-machines, no larger than a half a millimeter in diameter, attach to one another in a large assembly tank. This method creates vehicles that are optimized for strength, weight, and safety to an unprecedented degree.


The ability to vary the density of the frame allows designers to engineer safety “crumple zones.” Using sensor data, the nano-machines are able to sense impending collisions and strengthen or weaken their connection to each other to ensure the survival of its passengers.


Volkswagen/Audi Design CenterCalifornia

Designers: Patrick Faulwetter

Daniel Simon

Ian Hilton

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