Student Designers Explore How Lightweighting Will Drive Efficient Future Cars
Simplifying vehicle structures and new materials aim to improve energy usage during driving.
On the eve of the opening of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, The College for Creative Studies opened a new exhibition of work from current Transportation Design students. Representing both undergraduate and graduate programs, the work shown from each was a mix of sponsored projects by automakers both domestic and foreign. While the individual projects ranged from generating new ideas for near term production to what race vehicles might look like in 2050, there was an overall goal to consider ways to make all of the concepts more lightweight.