The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show has a bit of everything. But, the emphasis is clearly shifting to new technology. Can the designs keep pace and fairly represent these new advances? Or, is the industry happy with the way things are?
David Woodhouse has a new home leading all Nissan and INFINITI design activities in North America. He will also serve on the company's Global Nissan Design Management Committee.
Ford today reveals the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier.
Ford designers have been swapping some clay-sculpting steels and rakes for mixed reality headsets and visualization software that can change vehicle design elements – side mirrors, grilles, vehicle interiors and more – in mere seconds.
Reporting – John Graf
Great things are done with small teams, a skunkworks. I’ve always worked in a small team from my times working at Porsche and then Volkswagen / Audi - always small teams. So, what I think it does is it pares down all the fat. Everybody becomes accountable.
I draw inspiration from what surrounds me – as I mentioned earlier, the world truly has become a smaller place – I don't find it uncommon to discuss a Jean Nouvel skyscraper being built in NYC with an email pen pal in Shanghai or have a friend in Dubai tell me about Zaha Hadid's proposal for an art center. But at the center of any great product there is always a good story and I feel it's at that point where I pull inspiration.