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GM Design won their third LA Auto Show Design Challenge (3 victories in 7 years of the contest) with the Cadillac Aera concept – beating out the likes of Mercedes, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, and Maybach. They tied this year with the entry from Smart.
The contest this year asked the design teams to envision the 1000 lb car. Designs had to accommodate seating for four while maintaining a comfort, design, safety, and performance.
Aera was envisioned to be powered by 10000 psi compressed air stored in a compressed air tank providing 1000 miles of range.
Structure is comprised of a 3D lattice structure inspired by nature.
Wheels consist of an all-in-one design that marries propulsion, suspension, and steering into one component.
The concept was conceived in GM’s North Hollywood Advanced Design Studio by Frank Saucedo, director; Phil Tanioka, vehicle designer; Brent Wickham, concept strategist; Shawn Moghadam, layout designer and Timonen, the project manager.
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