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The Future of the Car

This symposium brings together leading voices within the field of automotive design, spatial practice and technology to discuss the future of the car.

What to expect

The rise in electric and self-driving cars, alongside advances in artificial intelligence, data analytics and smart technologies, are transforming how we drive and having a major impact on the automotive industry.

In cities, car-sharing services like Uber are becoming the preferred method of transport among young people who are becoming increasingly reluctant to learn to drive.

In this new age of mobility, traditional automakers have to adapt to remain relevant and desirable to consumers. If these trends continue, could car ownership disappear altogether? What are the wider social and ethical implications of autonomous vehicles? And what can design do to safeguard the future of the car?

In partnership with the Intelligent Mobility programme at the Royal College of Art.

Sum of its Parts - Construction, Charles Purvis (MA Vehicle Design, 2016). Courtesy Royal College of Art

Uber Mundo, David Taboas Martelo de la Maza (MA Vehicle Design, 2016). Courtesy Royal College of Art

Autonomous Vehicle Racing, Hosan Song (MA Vehicle Design, 2016). Courtesy Royal College of Art

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Booking information

Adult: £40
Student/concession: £25
Members: £30

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Background image | Silentium, Bo-Chia Huang (MA Vehicle Design, 2016). Courtesy Royal College of Art