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The Automotive Design Organization


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.

 

NEWS NEWS ARTICLES

Aston Martin Revives Lagonda Name on Bespoke Super Sport Saloon

posted on 07/25/2014

Gaydon (July 25, 2014) -- Aston Martin is today confirming a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.

As has traditionally been the case, the Lagonda badge will once again sit proudly on a luxurious and exclusive super saloon.

The stunning ... Read More

Automotive Hall of Fame Inducting Four Industry Giants

posted on 07/23/2014

DETROIT, (July 23, 2014) -- Four automotive industry giants who developed radically new vehicles in Europe and America, new insights into meaningful quality measurements and new concepts in automotive publications will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame during ceremonies celebrating the organization's 75th anniversary on the evening of July 24.

The only organization of its type ... Read More

OEMs Struggle to Impress Owners on All-New and Redesigned Models

posted on 07/23/2014

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, (July 23, 2014) - Although manufacturers are putting more and more technologies and functionality in their new and redesigned models, satisfaction with these features is not significantly higher among owners of those models than among owners of carryover models, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM released today.
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Johnson Controls Forms a New Fabrics Joint Venture in China

posted on 07/23/2014

HUAINAN, China and BURSCHEID, Germany, (July 23, 2014) -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, today signed an agreement with Shanghai Yanfeng Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd. and Anhui Yansheng Automotive Trim Co., Ltd. to form a new fabrics joint venture in Huainan City, Anhui Province, China. ... Read More

Mopar Offering a New Shaker Hood Kit for Dodge Challenger

posted on 07/23/2014

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., (July 23, 2014) -- Mopar is supplying enthusiasts with all the tools they need to administer a jolt of performance and a dash of vintage styling to an already iconic modern-day muscle car, the Dodge Challenger. The new, bolt-on, two-part Mopar Challenger Shaker Hood Kit stirs up the status quo, achieving performance gains while pairing Original ... Read More

2014 Altair Enlighten Award for Innovation in Vehicle Lightweighting

posted on 07/22/2014

TROY, Mich., (July 22, 2014) -- Altair today announced 11 nominations for the 2nd Altair Enlighten Award. The award, presented in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), is the automotive industry's only award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting. The winner will be announced during the "Featherweight Competition: Agile, Light, and Strong" session of ... Read More

Interview: Take Five, And Living Large With Clay Dean

posted on 11/30/2013

Clay Dean, Design Director for Global Advance Design for General Motors, takes time out from the 2013 LA Auto Show to discuss how General Motors is approaching design. There's been many changes over the years at the general, and it looks like the train is on the right track. This is Clay's take on concepts and branding. ... Read More

Biomimicry & Mobility 2025: 2013 Design Challenge

posted on 11/17/2013

Each year for the past 10 years, the Design Challenge theme is chosen by the DesignLA Board of Directors. The board is made up of a dozen design studio executives. Automotive design studios from around the world are invited to participate and this year, studios from Germany, Japan and the U.S. will compete to design “Biomimicry & Mobility 2025: ... Read More

Getting Green

posted on 05/20/2013

Do the biggest companies and those at the helm understand what needs to be done? Can we go green, save the world and remain profitable? It's not looking too good at the moment. However, CEOs from companies like GM and Proctor & Gamble are on hand to discuss what's working and what's not, and the light at the end of ... Read More

 
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