The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge

The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge

Monday, October 15th, 2007 6:17pm CDT

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Edmunds Inside Line has put up an article on their site about the "RoboCar of 2057" design challenge of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Inspired by the Michael Bay Transformers Movie, eight automotive design studio's, including Audi, Mazda and VolksWagen, has been put to the challenge to design the car of the year 2057.

To view some of the designs the studios came up with and to read more about this, go to the article.

Credit(s): www.edmunds.com


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Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (402970)
Posted by Barricade on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:22pm CDT
i like toyota's design....
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (402983)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:29pm CDT
Mazda sure took a leaf out of the Movie Megatron's book...

Honda's gives me a Wheeljack vibe...
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (402989)
Posted by 1337W422102 on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:33pm CDT
Roger that, i_amtrunks. Daddy like!
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403006)
Posted by Sherade on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:39pm CDT
Not very realistic, but awesome.
My question..WHERE'S FORD?!
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403012)
Posted by Jazzz on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:42pm CDT
i like the mazda
it looks like movie megatron, or the protoforms
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403015)
Posted by Jazzz on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:44pm CDT
that GM is... creative
that wheeljack honda is da shizzlenit.
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403025)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:48pm CDT
Like the Honda one a lot.
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403033)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 15th, 2007 @ 6:50pm CDT
Sherade wrote:Not very realistic, but awesome.
My question..WHERE'S FORD?!


Guess by 2057 Ford will be no more! :P
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403084)
Posted by Sherade on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:12pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Guess by 2057 Ford will be no more! :P


All I can say is you're lucky this is a computer, and that your a staff member.....
Or you'd be gone by now...

Ooops...let my anger get in the way...deep breaths.... :P

But seriously.
That sucks.
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403085)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:12pm CDT
YES! I love future today stuff!

The best part of it is seeing just how far off the mark the idea realy is when it happens, pure awesome.

Think about it, Space 1999, Transformers The Movie, The Jetsons...

All this stuff already happened, and all I can say is "Not so much"
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403095)
Posted by Hatch on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:17pm CDT
Ford's not in it because they're not big enough anymore. :X There's more die-hard Ford fans out there, though.

I hope, by then, they can be kept on the road. We have enough problems now.
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403103)
Posted by Sherade on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:21pm CDT
Hatch wrote:Ford's not in it because they're not big enough anymore. :X There's more die-hard Ford fans out there, though.

I hope, by then, they can be kept on the road. We have enough problems now.


Well...their new concepts are working up, so you never know.
Now, they may not be BUILT, but they have their chances.
Like the Fairlane gone Flex.
Anyway...what happned to the good days? When cars were built for driving, fun, and drag-racing?
Now all anyone wants is "safety" and "MPG" and, disgustingly "hybrids." No company is able to withstand it either. :sad:
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403104)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:22pm CDT
Sherade wrote:
i_amtrunks wrote:Guess by 2057 Ford will be no more! :P


All I can say is you're lucky this is a computer, and that your a staff member.....
Or you'd be gone by now...

Ooops...let my anger get in the way...deep breaths.... :P

But seriously.
That sucks.


Not to get involved, but he may be right. I work in auto advertising, and can tell you that GM and the foriegn market has a loaded gun pointed right at Ford's head.

Maybe it because they are last in line in intergrating new safety devices in all there vehichiles. Maybe it's because in a politicly correct they haven't fully switched from things like Cigarette lighters to 12volt outlets. Maybe it's because they are still sticking to producing mostly gas guzzling trucks and being oblivious to rising gas prices. Maybe it's because they are last in line in hybrid develipment and increasing fuel efficency...

Or maybe it's karma for Henry supporting Hitler :-?

But there is a very good chance that Ford will be gone by 2057 if not sooner, and thats what happens, you move ahead or fall behind.

It's The American Way.
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403109)
Posted by Sherade on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:25pm CDT
Or I ride a bike.
honestly, Ford isn't my worry, it's Amrican cars altogether. If it goes under, I'm going with it.
(Funny, cause I can't drive [legally] yet)
Anyway,

Maybe it's because in a politicly correct they haven't fully switched from things like Cigarette lighters to 12volt outlets. Maybe it's because they are still sticking to producing mostly gas guzzling trucks and being oblivious to rising gas prices. Maybe it's because they are last in line in hybrid develipment and increasing fuel efficency...

And that's why I love 'em.
People just can't see a forest for trees. They see it for conservation.
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403128)
Posted by Bed Bugs on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:36pm CDT
Anyone seeing the irony in Volkswagon getting involved with something inspired by "war machines"? :lol:
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403130)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:37pm CDT
Sherade wrote:Or I ride a bike.
honestly, Ford isn't my worry, it's Amrican cars altogether. If it goes under, I'm going with it.
(Funny, cause I can't drive [legally] yet)
Anyway,

Maybe it's because in a politicly correct they haven't fully switched from things like Cigarette lighters to 12volt outlets. Maybe it's because they are still sticking to producing mostly gas guzzling trucks and being oblivious to rising gas prices. Maybe it's because they are last in line in hybrid develipment and increasing fuel efficency...

And that's why I love 'em.


Hey, I love off roading!!!!!!!!!

It's great, but wait till you're off your bike and paying $85+ to fill a tank on an Expidition, or Escalade.

Lets see how much you love them then and jump into a Civic Hybrid!?!

I for one say if your gonna get a guzzler, thats just bad for you and everything else, get someting classic, at least that way your preserving something cool :-?

But even still, what how much that costs too!

Enjoy your bike, and keep in mind, I'll continue this debate whan you get alittle experience in this matter, and have a better frame of refrence. Till then(and please, I don't mean to offend in all that) your wishfuly thinking about a daydream.
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403136)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:42pm CDT
Fender Bender wrote:Anyone seeing the irony in Volkswagon getting involved with something inspired by "war machines"? :lol:


Well the Beetle was endorsed by Hitler as the perfect family car.

That in itself makes all of VW's attitude towards TFs funny to me. "we don't want our probucts associated with warring machines" said the pot after it called the kettle black.

-------------------------------------------------

So far this has been a Hitler heavy thread for me. I just wanna go on record as a GERMAN AMERICAN, that I hate that prick :-x
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403157)
Posted by Bed Bugs on October 15th, 2007 @ 7:52pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:
Fender Bender wrote:Anyone seeing the irony in Volkswagon getting involved with something inspired by "war machines"? :lol:


Well the Beetle was endorsed by Hitler as the perfect family car.

That in itself makes all of VW's attitude towards TFs funny to me. "we don't want our probucts associated with warring machines" said the pot after it called the kettle black.



I was making for a jab at the fact that we never got VW to license Alternator Bumblebee. :(
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403183)
Posted by Sherade on October 15th, 2007 @ 8:12pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Hey, I love off roading!!!!!!!!!
It's great, but wait till you're off your bike and paying $85+ to fill a tank on an Expidition, or Escalade.
Lets see how much you love them then and jump into a Civic Hybrid!?!
I for one say if your gonna get a guzzler, thats just bad for you and everything else, get someting classic, at least that way your preserving something cool :-?
But even still, what how much that costs too!
Enjoy your bike, and keep in mind, I'll continue this debate whan you get alittle experience in this matter, and have a better frame of refrence. Till then(and please, I don't mean to offend in all that) your wishfuly thinking about a daydream.

orry bout masin up yer quote, but, needed room.
:grin:

Dude, I've been in this before, and I just said AMERICAN cars. Who said I can afford a new car, let alone an Expedition...but especially a sissy truck like an Escalade.Unless you meant the SUV..but it's still sissy.
(No offense to any owners, I just despise them)

I already know my my first car, an '87 Mustang GT.
And, if gas money is such a problem ,I can pay to get it converted. The initial cost is flashy, but long run savings are the goal.
Anyway, there are cars that have wonderful mileage in America, that are American (redundance!)

I'd settle for a Pinto over a civic. < I actually find them quite appealing.
Heck, I'd buy a gremlin..but they're cool too...crap.
You get the picture.
And don't start m on Ricers. That's another ardument altogether.


And, thank you for not being a douche. :grin:
Re: The Transformers Inspired 2057 Car Design Challenge (403205)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 15th, 2007 @ 8:27pm CDT
Sherade wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:Hey, I love off roading!!!!!!!!!
It's great, but wait till you're off your bike and paying $85+ to fill a tank on an Expidition, or Escalade.
Lets see how much you love them then and jump into a Civic Hybrid!?!
I for one say if your gonna get a guzzler, thats just bad for you and everything else, get someting classic, at least that way your preserving something cool :-?
But even still, what how much that costs too!
Enjoy your bike, and keep in mind, I'll continue this debate whan you get alittle experience in this matter, and have a better frame of refrence. Till then(and please, I don't mean to offend in all that) your wishfuly thinking about a daydream.

orry bout masin up yer quote, but, needed room.
:grin:

Dude, I've been in this before, and I just said AMERICAN cars. Who said I can afford a new car, let alone an Expedition...but especially a sissy truck like an Escalade.Unless you meant the SUV..but it's still sissy.
(No offense to any owners, I just despise them)

I already know my my first car, an '87 Mustang GT.
And, if gas money is such a problem ,I can pay to get it converted. The initial cost is flashy, but long run savings are the goal.
Anyway, there are cars that have wonderful mileage in America, that are American (redundance!)

I'd settle for a Pinto over a civic. < I actually find them quite appealing.
Heck, I'd buy a gremlin..but they're cool too...crap.
You get the picture.
And don't start m on Ricers. That's another ardument altogether.


And, thank you for not being a douche. :grin:


I'm just gonna agree, American cars do rock, but ford is the bottom feeder, besides they also own Jaguar and Mzda, a British, and Japanesse company, so they are Nazi trators and deserve it.

As for converting a classic, all I can say is live an learn, go have fun :lol:

On that note, let me know when you get your Pinto so I can flick a frozen pea at the back of it and watch it explode :P

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