Children Imagine the Cars They’ll Be Driving

Britain is set to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 in response to rising levels of nitrogen oxide posing a major risk to public health. With more than 34.4 million cars on the roads in Britain and a record 2.69m sold in 2016 in an industry worth £77.5bn a year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders; it’s clear that Britons still love their cars and that this love isn’t looking to dwindle anytime soon. Chancellor Philip Hammond claims that “if we want the UK to lead the next industrial revolution” the government plans to “have fully driverless cars without a safety attendant on board in use by 2021”. Due to the current limitations of the electric cars on the market in terms of range, power and expense, this seems to be a bold claim to say the least. However, with a 23-year wait until new petrol and diesel cars and vans are banned, there is certainly enough time to get it right. With the ever-growing need for new innovative designs for the “car of the future”, there is most definitely room for thinking outside the box. Pablo Picasso once said that “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. With this in mind, maybe it’s a good idea to feed off the uncontrollable creativity of children while they are still artists, in order to help design the cars they will be driving in the future. Well, in this Read More…