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12Infiniti Synaptiq concept 'spinal lock attachment' makes you one with your car

The theme of this year's LA Design Challenge is "Sensing the future" and asks, "How will cars interact with us in 2029?" Infiniti has kicked off entries in the LA Auto Show's yearly visionary party with its low, wide and versatile Synaptiq concept. Less a car and more of a set of interlocking pieces, the Synaptiq is termed a "universal fuselage pod," a teardrop-shaped capsule with a liquid-crystal canopy that can be fitted to different propulsion devices: a Formula One-like chassis, a desert bug

44LA Design Challenge entrants take CHiPs to 2025

This year's theme for the LA Design Challenge was announced back in September and focuses on creating a "Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025," and with the Jon and Ponch long into retirement, we get our first glimpse of what a CHiPs of the future might look like. BMW, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru have all accepted the challenge, and each has released an entrant for the annual design competition with the winner being announced on November 29 during the LA Auto Show.

8Highway patrol car of the future picked as this year's LA Auto Show Design Challenge theme

For the last nine years, the Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge has been part of the LA Auto Show, pitting design studios from around the world against each other in a forward-thinking competition.

22LA Design Challenge concepts toast Tinseltown

As we revealed last month, the theme for this year's LA Design Challenge is Hollywood – more specifically, what the silver screen's next iconic automobile might be. For some reason, this year's challenge features a lot fewer entrants than year's past. In fact, half of the field comes from Daimler, with concepts submitted by Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and Smart. The other three competitors are Honda, Hyundai and Subaru.

9This year's LA Auto Show Design Challenge is going Hollywood

Hollywood and the automobile have had a long and storied relationship together. Iconic vehicles routinely appear on the silver screen, and end up earning a place in the hearts of millions of fans. When you see a highland green Mustang, you think McQueen and San Franciscio. A Delorean will push your throttle foot down until you're driving 88 miles per hour, while a black Audi S8 will remind you to know how to walk out of the place you're walking into.

17LA 2010: Mercedes-Benz shows off Biome concept for LA Design Challenge

Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

12LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants reveal 1,000-pound car concepts

Nissan iV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery of all 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants

25LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants reveal 1,000-pound car concepts

Nissan iV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery of all 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants

39Autoblog speaks with Nissan 370Z designer Randy Rodriguez at 23rd annual Z Car Convention

Randy Rodriguez, designer of the Nissan 370Z – Click above to read the interview

9LA Auto Show Design Challenge reveals Youthmobile 2030 design entries

Mazda Souga Concept from LA Design Challenge 2009 - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddLA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants reveal Youthmobile 2030 designs

Mazda Souga Concept from LA Design Challenge 2009 - Click above for high-res image gallery

23LA 2008: Mazda takes top honors in Design Challenge

Click above for more renderings of the Mazda KAAN concept

302008 LA Design Challenge releases full field of contenders

Click above to view all LA Design Challenge contenders after the jump

13L.A. Auto Show Robocar: 2057 Mazda MotoNari RX

click above image for full gallery of the 2057 Mazda MotoNari RX

10L.A. Auto Show Robocar: 2057 GM OnStar Ant

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1L.A. Auto Show Robocar: 2057 Audi Virtuea Quattro

The annual LA Auto Show Design Challenge entries have been revealed and we'll be showing off the entire series today on Autoblog. The challenge's theme this year is "Robocar 2057" and we think each team tells a story with their design of how that particular automaker views the future in 50 years. We'll tell you those stories, which are entirely fictional, written by us and not associated with the actual automakers involved in any way, as we introduce you to the cars, and at the end of the day we

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