Cars of 2029 To Get LA Auto Show Preview Photo:
Tony O'Kane | Sep, 07 2014 | 0 Comments

Every year the LA Auto Show challenges car designers to free themselves from the shackles of aerodynamics, packaging constraints and other real-world design considerations to pen some truly innovative - if not entirely realistic - concept art.

Last year the theme was about cars that mimicked nature, the year prior was all about what the police cruiser of 2025 would look like.

This year, it's all about how humans and cars will interact in the year 2029.

While Bluetooth streaming and in-built Facebook apps might be considered cutting-edge human-machine interfaces today, the reality will likely be vastly different 15 years from now.

Will drivers become even more integrated with the car through improved safety technology and driving aids, or will they be removed from the equation entirely by autonomous techonology, freeing them for other tasks during their commute?

Designers from eight companies will be participating in the challenge, with their predictions for 2029 to be presented during the show.

BMW, McLaren, Nissan, Peterbilt, Qoros, and SAIC will field a team each, while Honda will have two teams - one from its US design bureau, the other from head office in Japan.

Entries will be judged by leading experts in automotive design, and the winner will be announced on November 20.

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