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Youthmobiles circa 2030 at Los Angeles Auto Show

California design studios “envision” what young drivers, raised with cell phones, online communities and webcams will want.

by on Nov.04, 2009

Honda, msotly green, is apparently recycling a scooter name for its latest car concept.

Honda, mostly green, is apparently recycling a scooter name for its latest car concept.

As part of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the design studios for Audi, GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota will reach 21 years into the future and design their interpretation of Youthmobile 2030.

Designs range from vehicles that incorporate human DNA allowing changes in the shape, color and materials to vehicles that link into a mass transit system where drivers not only share the commute but trade music and compare class schedules.

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“Automotive designers have always been fascinated with the next generation of drivers and this year’s Design Challenge has provided them with the opportunity to use their creative talents to revisit the concept of ‘the car’ with new eyes, using the hottest technologies to both explore and fulfill the needs of young people,” said Chuck Pelly, director of Design Los Angeles and partner in The Design Academy, Inc.

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