We have the full scoop on the ideas that will be shown off as part of the Youthmobile 2030 design challenge at the LA Auto Show.
This year's design challenge at the Los Angeles Auto Show will feature several teams working on concepts that will appeal to new drivers of the future. The theme, "Youthmobile 2030," will examine what people born this year will want to see included in a vehicle built in 2030.
Design teams from GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, and VW/Audi will participate. While GM will be bringing a vehicle meant to entice gamers, Honda will show designs of a car that "incorporates human DNA" to let the car change "shape, color and materials." Nissan is going for a completely "eco-neutral" car, Mazda is targeting young entrepreneurs, and VW/Audi will show plans for a car that interprets driver movements and intentions. Toyota will also display designs of a mass transit vehicle that integrates social networking, and wheels that convert friction into usable energy.
Their studies will be judged by a panel of four distinguished names in the vehicle design field, including Tom Matano, the Director of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and Jason Hill, designer of the Aptera 2 Series hybrid and electric cars.
You can read more about each car in the press release below.