From the 1,000-lb car to the future of Hollywood vehicles, the Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge has seen its fair share of out-of-this-world concepts. This year, the highly anticipated competition will turn to the world of law enforcement, or more specifically, law enforcement cars in the year 2025.

Considering that 2025 is only 13 years away, you would think that nobody’s going to go Jetsons with their presentation, but the LAASDC doesn’t roll like that. Expect some snazzy concepts from some of the world’s best auto design studios coming from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, and Subaru, among others.

"One of the most difficult yet important tasks in design is looking into the future to envision and create the trends and tools that haven’t been imagined," said Chuck Pelly, director of Design Los Angeles and partner in The Design Academy, Inc.

"Adding the element of law enforcement to this year’s competition creates another layer of importance that makes a challenge equal to the level of our participants."

With the focus on highway patrol cars, the concepts must adhere to a number of criteria, including what the press release says as "advanced powertrains, alternative fuels, telemetrics, and new sizes to effectively navigate dynamic urban environments."

Evaluation of the cars, which will have their press days on November 28th and 29th, will be based on speed and agility, creativity, technology, and eco-friendliness.


Source: Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge

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  (100) posted on 09.27.2012

I think this car can only be good in movies, not in reality because no one will buy this car plus the expensive price of this car.

  (116) posted on 09.26.2012

Wow. I never imagine they can make this type of car. Very futuristic.

  (57) posted on 09.24.2012

Wow. It’s like a spaceship. Really futuristic car. I wonder if they can make this fly.

  (105) posted on 09.23.2012

It’s a really good concept but this will cost a lot.

  (779) posted on 09.20.2012

Finally they realized that they have to come up a really futuristic designs in making a car. I think it’s a good start.

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