Design Your Own Car of the Future

Looking for a school holiday challenge? Why not design a car of the future!

It could be for 10 years from now – it could be 100. What will you design your car with- pencil and paper, or digitally on the computer?

Grab something to design with and get imagining! We’ve got a few briefs below to help you get started.

Here’s some questions every car designer must think about:

What is the car used for?
Does it help get whānau to work or kura, or is it used to deliver food? Maybe it’s used to move alien zoo animals between cloud pods along phaser light beams? Go crazy, use your imagination!

Who is the car for?
Is it for families, just one person or perhaps non-humans?

What shape does the car need to be?
Does it need to be fast? Small? Big enough to fit in lots of boxes or safely transport genetically engineered moa birds?

What does the car need on the inside?
Does it need seats? Windows? Maybe a food replicator?

What does the car run on?
Electricity? Nuclear fusion? Solar energy? Rubbish? Friendship?

What will the car drive on?
Will it need wheels, tracks, or rollers? Will it drive on tarmac roads? Phaser light beams? Maybe in the future, we won’t need roads!

Ideas and Inspiration

Check out this series of amazing 40 different concepts of cars from shape-shifting cars, to windmill-wheeled powered cars!

Have a look at the video below and watch how a concept car is developed, at Audi Design Labs. Do you think this car is future-proof?

When you’re finished, we’d love to see your futuristic cars — you can share your design using the hashtag #motatfun on social media, or pop into MOTAT and put your design up on the wall for our April School Holiday Experience: Driving On!