Grupo Antolin, which is one of the largest manufacturers of vehicle interiors in the world, has launched the second edition of its Design Challenge contest. As part of the contest, students from universities and design schools across the globe are invited to submit their take on what vehicle interiors of the future should look like.
Applicants have time till June 2020 to submit their designs and these designs should include new materials, technological elements that are likely to be available in future vehicles, solutions for ambient and functional lighting and smart decorative surfaces. The designs should also take the comfort of passenger, weight, safety norms, market trends and cost into consideration.
Award-winning projects must be designed to add value to the interior of electric, self-driving connected cars in the year 2025.
Grupo Antolin’s strategy for future mobility focuses on the development of integrated products, which include technology and electronics, and offer further functions and lighting solutions. The automotive world is evolving at a significantly fast pace and this is expected to totally transform the nature and the function of vehicle interiors. They are now more likely to become complementary to the home and work environments and will need to be adapted to meet the needs of the passengers.
The competition is being held in three separate categories (Smart Headliner, Smart Door Panel and Smart Cockpit). The winners of category will receive a prize of 3,000 euros and there will also be a special mention 1000 Euro prize for Color&Trim. Participants have the
option of submitting entries for one or multiple categories.
Winners will get, in addition to the cash prizes, the chance to familiarize themselves with one of the most innovative industries in the world and will also have access to many professional opportunities for career growth in the world of future mobility.
Grupo Antolin had conducted the first edition of the Design Challenge in 2017 and it proved to be a huge success, drawing a large number of entries. The awards went to four students from leading design schools and universities in the United States, France, United Kingdom and Spain.
This competition is part of Grupo Antolin’s drive to foster talent and innovation, and this comprises a wide range of initiatives and programs related to professional development and innovation in the manufacture of car interiors.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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