Face Value By Lukas Rittwage
The automobile sector is witnessing rapid advancements today. Right from being environmental friendly to user friendly the graph is constantly on the upside. Recently an attempt was made by Lukas Rittwage from Hochshule Anhalt (FH), Germany to incorporate emotional value in automobiles as he believed that usually as technology grew emotional touch waned down. Christened Free Value, his car was an attempt to seek a fine balance between quality, ergonomics and comfort vis a vis the human senses and emotions.
Four-wheelers are prized today not just for the status symbol they afford but also the privacy they provide. As humans drift towards the future it is therefore important that in addition to these the automobiles take into account the emotional baggage as well as the sensory awareness of the rider so as to transform as the rider’s genuine extension.
Hence Rittwage using graphical tools designed an automotive concept that was based around cost-effectiveness, functionality and ergonomics with the rider at the core. Based on extensive and exhaustive research, Rittwage came to the conclusion that cars could be made to emote like humans especially with careful frontal designing.
His resultant design therefore laid chief emphasis on LED lighting which he believed could give the automobile a face that could showcase emotions based on the input of information, signals and emotions from the rider. The frontal design of Face Value which hence incorporated a range of emotions using just LED strips in addition to other minute details could be directed by the movement and stress of the deformed target.
No doubt this designing would portray a four wheeler with a much humanistic appearance when in traffic, but it would also help the rider avail a better sense of security in his private world (read the car), as the technology could help him emote better with the car, which he could genuinely refer to as a true extension of self. Lets also hope that futuristic travel would bring back the human touch which has somewhat been lost today.
Designer: Lukas Rittwage | Source: AutoMotto.com