Friday Eye Candy: The Cars of the Future, Envisioned by Children

Ten children, ages six through 12, were asked to draw the cars of the future, and then a professional illustrator touched up their ideas.
January 5, 2018, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Hennessy K Cell GT runs on a generator which holds 11,000 volts of electricity.
Kyre, Age 11

"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.

The chocolate-fueled Candy Robo car features rear windows with an x-ray view and a cupcake booster. The car is driven via the pod on the top which uses a robot head as the steering wheel. (Drawn by Isla, age 6. Courtesy of GoCompare)

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.

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Published on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Quartz
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