Friday Eye Candy: The Cars of the Future, Envisioned by Children
"Recently, GoCompare, a comparison shopping website that offers car insurance rates, asked ten children, ages 6 through 12, to sketch their sweet next-generation rides," reports Karen Hao.
"The results aren’t just hilariously charming demonstrations of children’s imaginations run wild," adds Hao. "They also speak to our evolving attitudes and aspirations for the future of transportation."
Hao notes the use of alternative power sources in some of the designs, like solar panels and batteries. That's all great, but there's also a car than runs on chocolate and produces an exhaust of cupcakes. That's the future I want to live in.
In a concluding summary of the work of these children, Hao adds that they "show an awareness of the need to reduce car pollution, to develop new modes of mobility, and to alleviate congestion."
To see all the designs, GoCompare shared all the designs on a separate blog post. There's also some rocket launchers in there, so it's not all chocolate and cupcakes in these kids' futures.