Welcome to AutoDesignO, an organization dedicated to all professionals in the automotive design industry. AutoDesignO encompasses all aspects of the trade providing enhanced business relations and communication, resources for studios, relevant news, special events, and additional global opportunities for members that only an association can provide.

AutoDesignO (the Automotive Design Organization) is a professional association, which is advancing improved access to people, essential information, as well as a culture exchange within the design profession, and beyond the studio walls. The organization strives to expand the presence and prominence of the design industry.

Membership is available to design studios, staff and freelance designers, clay modelers, color and trim, digital design and modeling, fabricators, studio engineers, students, studio design and modeling managers, and similar design professionals, as well as industry suppliers, aftermarket companies, governmental bodies, temp and staffing agencies, media and PR, and other transportation design-related firms and organizations.

The three key points that guide our association are  – awareness, education, and preservation.

NEWS

Being Bold in the Cold: A Look at the 2015 NAIAS

These cars being unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show warm our hearts even on the coldest of days! The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 NAIAS. Acura's parent company Honda is continuing more than a decade of leadership in the area of fuel cell vehicle (FCV) technology. The Honda FCV Concept showcases the styling evolution of Honda's next fuel-cell vehicle, prior to launching in the U.S. In the virtual world, Infiniti lifts the virtual covers off the INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future. Not to be outdone, Lexus announced it will be adding a second vehicle to its growing stable of F brand high performance models.

Jaguar Land Rover Develops Transparent Pillar and ‘Follow-Me’ Ghost Car Nav: Seeing is Believing

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a research project to develop technologies that will offer drivers a 360-degree view out of their vehicle, uninterrupted by the pillars that support the roof. As the most intuitive and efficient way to navigate to a specific location is to be able to follow someone who knows the best route - so the Jaguar Land Rover team is developing 'Follow-MeGhost Car Navigation', which projects an image of a vehicle in front of the driver's car for them to follow

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Sports a Distinct Style

Mercedes-Benz is combining two classes of vehicle – each with its own distinct style – to make a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The sporty nature of a coupe dominates, imbued with the striking characteristics of a robust SUV. In addition to convincing on-road vehicle dynamics, the GLE Coupe looks impressive as well. With its flowing side contour, elongated and low greenhouse, striking radiator grille with central chrome louvre and rear end design

ARTICLES

“Cars Of Character” Sets A New Standard

AutoDesignO’s flagship event, “Cars of Character”, redefines how professionals explore automotive design, bringing outside amazing concept and preproduction cars, and offering visual presentations on a theater big screen. The event at Warner Brothers Studios sheds light on the talent, technology, and inspirations in the clandestine world of automotive design.

Rocket Takes Flight

America has a love affair with all things related to space travel starting in the 60s and 70s. The recent automotive venture of Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker has created a project reflective of that time. No, the Rocket’s design isn’t similar to a metal cylinder, but it is unmistakably inspired by specialty pony cars of the 1960’s and early 1970’s including the 1968 Shelby GT500. The Rocket’s lines emanate from the front, through the long hood, over a set of sculptured flared fenders and converge on its integrated rear spoiler, belying the car’s extreme power and refined athleticism. The best part is you won’t have to shop around for rocket fuel, as gasoline will work just perfectly.

ADO Takes Five with Infiniti at the LAAS

Will we see big changes at Infiniti, or more of the same in coming years? Michael Bartsch, vice president, Infiniti Americas, and Alfonso Albaisa, executive design director, Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd., were at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week to support the North American debut of the Q80 Inspiration Concept. Bartsch and Albaisa discussed the importance of this vehicle as a beacon of design for vehicles that are destined to appear in their dealer showrooms.