Gleb Kuznetsov shared some quite beautiful motion design projects for Automotive UI. on his Dribbble page. They seem to be for the new Fantasy Auto Lab project done by the amazing people over at Fantasy, a Human-centered UI & UX studio based in New York and Silicon Valley. One of the reasons I thought it would be cool to share this projects is because it has a Tron look, quite different from what we have been seeing since flat design, if that is even a style, became popular. There's much more to love than just the style. The animations and details are top notch and make me want to see the full project. Auto UI - Motion Design Gleb Kuznetsov is a design director with 15+ years of experience in product design, User interfaces, Usability area including automotive, mobile OS, Apps, Web, TV, Ecosystems, more than 500 B2C projects. For more information check out http://fantasy.co/
Ford has chosen the Mustang, their most iconic car, to illustrate the evolution of colors in vehicles over the past 50 years. The goal was to show how colors follow fashion trends, behaviors and tastes of the customers from time to time. A historic study done by Ford shows that in the past 5 decades the color of cars varied from shades of brown and soft yellows to more audacious tones that helped to differentiate one of the world's most popular sports car. Color Palette The Mustang's color palette shows the preference of each decade. Today, black is the chosen color for those who own a Mustang representing 28% of the orders, a 10% increase from the last decade. In comparison, that number was 1.5% in the years between 1967 and 1973. Naturally, red has always been a popular color for sport cars and represents 21% of all Mustangs sold to date. In 1967, less than 10% of the line was in red. In the last decade it grew to 22%. Blue dominated the first years of the Mustang, reaching 30% of all Mustangs in 1968 when it was offered in 6 different tones. In the past years the blue is back in different shades that helped this color to reach 23% of the sales. Silver is another color that has been preferred by customers. About the Mustang The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was initially based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. Introduced on April 17, 1964, and thus dubbed as a "1964½" model by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker's most successful launch since the Model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current fifth generation. The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles—sports car-like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks—and gave rise to competitors such as the Chevrolet Camaro, and Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, as well as Chrysler's revamped Plymouth Barracuda and the first generation Dodge Challenger. The Mustang is also credited for inspiring the designs of coupés such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri, which were imported to the United States. About Ford Motor Company The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. In the past it has also produced heavy trucks, tractors and automotive components. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership.
One of the first posters my brother and I had was of the iconic Ferrari F40. I used to obsess over the car, drawing in school on the last pages of my notebook. Since then Ferrari has launched the F50, the Enzo Ferrari and this week they reveal the successor of the legend named LaFerrari. Obviously we are not talking about a car, but a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. Of course we had to post about LaFerrari. We are sharing some images and videos from the official site and we highly recommend that you check it out. We think you'll enjoy learning all about the design and construction elements that make this icon unique. Teaser Concepts The result is strongly reminiscent of the gloriously exuberant forms of late-1960s Ferrari sports prototypes, such as the 330 P4 and the 312P. The ratio of the front and wheelarch dimensions are also very much in line with Ferrari tradition. The LaFerrari’s body has been given a sculptural treatment heavily influenced by its aerodynamics. Its elegantly sculpted forms lend a sense of huge power and aggression to the wheelarches, with surfaces flowing fluidly rearwards over the cockpit and beautifully resolved forms that give shape to the volumes themselves. Photos The LaFerrari’s architecture represents the pinnacle of innovation even by Ferrari’s legendary standards. The objective was to increase aerodynamic efficiency, deliver ideal weight distribution, lower the car’s centre of gravity as far as possible, and, most importantly of all, seamlessly integrate the new hybrid system Via http://www.laferrari.com/