Car designer Chris Bangle has spent years designing forward-thinking vehicles, so now, with self-driving cars just legalized in California, we decided to pick his brain on what’s next for the automobile that no longer needs its master.
Today’s self-driving cars mostly look like the human-commanded variety; they just act automatically. But as they become more viable for mass consumption–by 2020, Bangle believes–they’ll need to be streamlined. Here are some thoughts assembled from Chris Bangle Associates S.R.L. about what the car–if there is a "car"–might look like when it’s ubiquitous, in 2050.
There are three main categories that a discussion about self-driving cars can fit into, Bangle says.
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