Balancing aerodynamics, efficiency, safety, aesthetics, and ergonomics
Vehicle design starts with a concept that sketches out the overall look and feel, from exterior lines to the interior layout and choice of materials. This applies to all types of vehicles, from cars to agricultural and commercial vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, rail vehicles, seagoing vessels, and more. Designers typically start out with digital models, which are refined until a final concept is reached. This is then translated into a physical prototype, which undergoes further testing and refinement. Recently, the focus of vehicle design has shifted towards sustainability and environmental impact.
Designers are exploring alternative materials and energy sources, rethinking supply chains, and incorporating features such as electric and hybrid powertrains to create vehicles with a lower carbon footprint. The iF Design Awards select and recognize vehicle design concepts that are highly functional and aesthetically pleasing, that optimally balance a range of factors including aerodynamics, efficiency, safety, aesthetics, and ergonomics.
BE AMONG THE BEST!
A spectacular design category with often outstanding products from countries in Asia, Europe and US: The category Automobiles/Vehicles contains a wide range from A to Z and impresses with future technology:
Cars, accessories and components (wheels, steering wheels, engine compartments, instruments, controls, lighting machines),
airplanes, drones and multicopters,
car entertainment systems,
cranes and lifting gear,
interior and exterior design,
motorcycles / scooters,
products for aviation,
ships / boats / yachts,
special vehicles, trailers, and more.
The iF Jury members looks forward to your submissions in the category Automotive!
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iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 - DATES AT A GLANCE
Designs can be submitted in 9 main disciplines with various subcategories and even across disciplines.
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Early Bird – 30 Jun 2023: EUR 250
Regular – 29 Sept 2023: EUR 350
Last Chance – 8 Nov 2023: EUR 450
Time to complete your application until 8 Nov
iF Online Preselection 4-8 December
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After passing the iF Online Preselection, your entry is evaluated by the iF Final Jury in Berlin 20-22 Feb 2024
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