Design, Education, Recruitment

Skills shortage may stunt the auto industry’s software ambitions

The automotive industry’s new-found interest in software as a product differentiator is at risk of being compromised by a lack of quality computer science graduates, warns connectivity pioneer VNC Automotive. Key players such as Volkswagen and Volvo have stated their intention to become software companies first and foremost, signalling a […]

Design, Education, STEM

The Flip: automotive one-off to promote technology skills for future generations

Mercedes-AMG’s collaboration with multi-platinum American musician, tech entrepreneur, philanthropist and TIME 100 IMPACT Award winner has gone from strength to strength since its launch in September 2021 and is now culminating in an extraordinary project launching May 5, 2022 in Miami and at Under strict secrecy, “The Flip”, […]

Competitions, Design, Research

Stellantis Awards $22,000 As College Teams Tackle First Hackathon

The first Stellantis Hackathon has delivered a glimpse of the global automaker’s future as a mobility tech company. The three-day event, held April 22-24 in Detroit, engaged tech enthusiast and creative problem solvers college students to “gamify” driving in pursuit of safer and more fuel-efficient mobility.  Over the course of […]

Design, Education

The Alpine A4810: The latest concept unveiled by students at the IED Design School

Today, twenty-eight Masters students studying Transportation Design at the IED presented their own take on the concept of sportiness with the ‘A4810 Project by IED’: a hydrogen-powered, two-seater supercar based on a brief from the Alpine design team. The A4810 is a car that embraces next-generation technologies while also championing […]


Hispano Suiza and the´Istituto Europeo di Design’ in Turin design the sports car of the future

Hispano Suiza has worked with the students of the ‘Istituto Europeo di Design’ in Turin (IED) to develop a creative project linked to the 120th Anniversary of the brand, which will be celebrated in 2024. The third-year students of IED Turin Triennial Course in Transportation Design, thanks to their knowledge […]

Apprentices, Design, Motorsport

ŠKODA students transform Kamiq SUV into Dakar rally special

Since its inception seven years ago, the ŠKODA apprentice car (or Azubi) programme, has produced some remarkable cars. This year, students are collaborating with ŠKODA Motorsport to build a one-off special helping to celebrate 120 years since ŠKODA’s entry into competitive motorsport. The eighth project will see the pupils transform […]

Competitions, Design, Motorsport

That’s a wrap! Mini designed by 9-year-old Stanley Wilkinson triumphs in all-Mini race at the Goodwood Revival

When 9-year-old Stanley Wilkinson’s design was chosen by the legendary Richard Petty as the winner of the ‘Design a Mini competition’ at Goodwood’s SpeedWeek last year, he wasn’t to know that further glory awaited him at the Goodwood Revival. But on Saturday 18th September, the 1963 Morris Mini Cooper S […]

Design, STEM, Work Experience

Bentley and Speakers for Schools successfully launch digital work experience programme

With COVID-19 continuing to limit the opportunity for traditional “hands-on” work experience, Bentley Motors is embracing digital alternatives and is successfully partnering with social mobility charity Speakers for Schools to deliver a range of virtual work experiences for over 500 young people. The work experience opportunities, which are available to students across […]