Automotive Design

Automotive Design

is the development and refinement of the visible exteriors and interiors of automobiles and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and, to a lesser extent, motorcycles, trucks, buses, coaches, and vans. Once confined to styling and appearance, the term now covers aerodynamics, crash safety, and driver ergonomics, especially in the use of the many new onboard electronic devices and entertainment options. Automotive design usually excludes mechanical aspects of vehicle engineering.