Mobility

Solar-powered cars could become standard "within 30 years"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: engineering student Martijn Lammers, part of the team behind the world's "first solar-powered family car," claims most vehicles could be powered by the sun in future. Read more »

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers showcased "provocative ideas" for future travel

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs introduces this round-up of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition on the future of mobility, which took place last month during London Design Festival. Read more »

Pernilla Ohrstedt demonstrates how "our world will be captured in digital form"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the final behind-the-scenes movie about our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition, Pernilla Ohrstedt explains the concept behind her stand design for the show. Read more »

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez to present "personalised avatars for your vehicle"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the penultimate preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez shows us how he will generate personalised 3D-printable driving companions for visitors at the show. Read more »

Keiichi Matsuda to "explore the future of the city" in new film

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: London designer Keiichi Matsuda shows us how he is making his new film about the future of augmented reality in the next preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition. Read more »

Car design and production could "start to show biological adaptation and mutation"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the next preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition, we visit Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg at the RCA workshop where she's been making 112 miniature cars to create a "model ecosystem" of vehicles. Read more »

Lucy McRae experiments with negative pressure to "prep humans to go to space"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: artist Lucy McRae shows us the experiments she's been doing with emergency blankets and vacuum cleaners in our second behind-the-scenes preview of next week's Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition. Read more »

Behind the scenes with Dominic Wilcox making his "stained-glass driverless car"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the first of a series of preview movies running up to the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition next week, designer Dominic Wilcox shows us the car he is making out of stained glass for the show. Read more »

Driverless cars will "capture a virtual replica of the real world," says Pernilla Ohrstedt

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architect Pernilla Ohrstedt's stand design for the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition will visualise the 3D data driverless cars use to navigate, which she claims will gradually produce a "perfect" digital model of our cities. Read more »

Lucy McRae to vacuum-pack exhibition visitors to "prep the body to go to space"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: artist Lucy McRae explains how she plans to vacuum-pack visitors at the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition in September to prepare their body for long-haul space travel. Read more »

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