Think you have an artistic streak? Have an image in mind that might represent the car of the future or its impact on the world? Live in California? Google wants your help.
The Silicon Valley giant is just rolling out the first of its autonomous vehicle prototypes, two-seaters that look like a cross between an old Volkswagen Beetle and a tin can. They may incorporate the technology of the future, but pretty they’re not. And that’s something Google wants to fix.
It has launched a competition, dubbed a “moving art experiment,” aimed at transforming those bubble cars into rolling works of art. The official theme is, “my community, my neighbors.” Up to 10 different entries will be selected and the winners will, among other things, get to see their work rolling around the streets of Silicon Valley. (more…)