Design Essays

Why have cars become so aggressive?

Why have cars become so aggressive?

It’s long been known that attributing human characteristics to cars can make them more appealing. But are cars becoming too aggressive?

06 March 2017
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What can car designers learn from Dieter Rams?

What can car designers learn from Dieter Rams?

Simplicity, purity and honesty in design: can car designers learn from Rams' product design philosophy?

07 February 2017
Do You Take American Excess?

Do You Take American Excess?

Thoughts on redefining the idea of Big American Luxury

24 November 2016
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Coventry University brings designers together to discuss future mobility

Coventry University brings designers together to discuss future mobility

Debate assesses the next big steps to form the history of the automobile

01 June 2016
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Why car designers and engineers should solve problems together

Why car designers and engineers should solve problems together

How close relationships between design and engineering help make better cars

17 March 2016
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Peter Stevens on the state of automotive design in Iran

Peter Stevens on the state of automotive design in Iran

Travelling to Tehran instead of Geneva proves an interesting and worthwhile decision

16 March 2016
JLR and the Institute of Ideas ask: Are we ready for driverless cars?

JLR and the Institute of Ideas ask: Are we ready for driverless cars?

Peter Stevens reports from a day of discussions surrounding the industry's hottest topic

16 February 2016
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Is this one of the very best Pininfarina concept cars? By Peter Stevens

Is this one of the very best Pininfarina concept cars? By Peter Stevens

Tracing Abarth's impact on design since the 1969 Turin Motor Show

19 October 2015
Are automobiles tools or toys? by Peter Stevens

Are automobiles tools or toys? by Peter Stevens

Are carmakers doing it right when it comes to creating fun sportscars?

12 October 2015
What is the likely effect of the emissions testing scandal on car designers?

What is the likely effect of the emissions testing scandal on car designers?

Peter Stevens covers everything a designer needs to know about defeat devices, testing regulations and more

29 September 2015
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