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Concept Cars:An Automotive Challenge Requiring Patience

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  • Submitted: 20/06/2006
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Concept Cars:An Automotive Challenge Requiring Patience

To be known in the future you have to think ahead into the future. This is why concept cars have become so popular in the past couple of decades. Not many people succeed in making a successful concept car; which are also known as a prototype. Making a good concept car is a very hard and stressful project that takes a lot of patience. Robert J. Waddell, president of Motor Concept Vehicles of Mississauga, Ontario, took over 6 years and spent over 225 thousand dollars in building his concept car (Morrison 1). The process takes so long because it is not just the body of the car that has to be built, but also everything that goes inside it too.

At the GM Design Center, creative designers use the latest software to sketch vehicle concepts and record and manipulate them digitally. Sculptors, who previously worked in clay, refine the two-dimensional sketches into a three-dimensional math environment. Interior and exterior design concepts are reviewed in a virtual reality design studio that provides a stereoscopic display of design ideas. Designers look at three full-scale vehicles at the same time and can

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