Design Challenge Entries for the 2012 L.A. Auto Show Released

As some of the world’s top auto designers present their ideas for the future of motoring, the annual L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge is one of the most important automotive events of the year. Being the 9th edition of the challenge, this year theme is ‘ultimate law enforcement patrol vehicle for the year 2025,’ and there are some very interesting proposals to consider.

The vehicles of this challenge are designed to cope with the future’s crowded roads, electronically monitored and controlled traffic, and significant changes in human behavior. This is the reason why designers have come up with stuff like drone technology to observe, pursue, and engage from the land and air, to renewable resource-fueled vehicles equipped with topographical scanners.

The finalist of this competition are designers from BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, and Subaru. The winner will be announced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29th and it’s the one that satisfies all judging criteria including: consideration of future needs for advanced technology: speed and agility on future freeway systems; creativity of the solution; meeting a specific region’s emission standards; and environmental sensitivity, including maintenance and recyclability. The pictures shown in the gallery are of the final entries of the contest.