“I believe the children are our future,” philosopher Whitney Houston once opined. Well, if she was talking about car design, she wasn’t wrong.
OK, not ‘children’ exactly. But certainly students. Audi has today unveiled the results of its ‘Design Universe’ think-tank, in which young designers at four top universities have explored how the Audi of tomorrow might look.
Take the car above, as an example. It’s called the Audi Quantum, and was designed by a pair of students at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan. Looks suitably futuristic, no? There are retina scanners that, um, scan the driver’s retina and configure the interior settings before he or she climbs in.
Then there are the reconfigurable seats (four in total), different colours for the Audi logo and wheels like an ‘office chair’. No lie.
“Successful design is bold and timeless,” explains Audi’s design boss Marc Lichte.
With that in mind, have a scan through the other eight designs submitted by students, and pick your favourite. WARNING: one of them is a CHAIR.