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

BMW Innovations at the 2015 International CES Light the Way

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, BMW will confirm and consolidate its status as a leading innovator in this field and as a premium mobility provider when it presents applications for new digital devices. It will also present new driver assistance systems and intelligent lighting technology at CES that will help to bring “Vision Zero” – the vision of accident-free personal mobility – a further step closer to reality. A host of new technology helps define what luxury really means, and BMW is poised to jump on the bandwagon.

Toyota Mirai is Pushing the Bounds on Technology and Design

Toyota will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents held globally, including critical technologies developed for the new Toyota Mirai. The list includes approximately 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 patents related to hydrogen production and supply. “At Toyota, we believe that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen,” said Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. But, is this really the whole story? It doesn't take much to make us wonder, and that's before we even discuss the design of the Mirai!

The Mercedes Benz F 015 Ushers in a Design and Luxury Revolution

The future will offer many things in mobility, but few of them will be the same. Autonomous driving opens up new freedoms in design that are, well, revolutionary. The Mercedes-Benz F 015 features an unusual monolithic exterior with a high-tech feel, with flowing transitions characterize the lounge-like interior. "Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society. The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space," explains Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

ARTICLES

NAMM 2015 Tools Of The Trade

The 2015 NAMM Show is a focal point for those seeking out the hottest innovations in musical products, the recording industry, and related aspects of the music business. Bottom line, this is where the cool kids come and get their sugar rush, or at least the buyers for the candy stores come to stock up.

The Creative Takes Stage At NAMM 2015

The core belief at NAMM is that everyone should have the opportunity to make music. A channel to release that pent up creativity and energy is a fundamental human need. Just imagine a world where making music is a part of each and every life. This association is changing the world and inspiring. And, when it comes to the creativity in auto design and music, well, let's just say great minds think alike!

“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.