British College of the Arts students drew Bentley 2050October 9, 2018
Graduates of the Faculty of Smart Mobility (MA Intelligent Mobility) of the Royal College of Art in the UK presented their vision of the Bentley 2050 models. In their works, they tried to demonstrate what the future of the world of luxury and personal transport in the world without drivers would be.
Of the 24 works submitted to the competition, RCA teachers and Bentley design center employees chose four that best met the task. The projects demonstrate the changes that will invariably occur during the mass transition to autonomous control systems and electric power plants, but still present the car as a symbol of individuality and freedom.
Kate NamGun sees the future of Bentley in a retro-coupe with a streamlined body and a traditional internal combustion engine. After a few decades, with the advent of a larger number of UAVs, independent driving can become the prerogative of very wealthy people. Kate believes that they will want to see how the car works, and compares the car with a mechanical clock.
Jack Watson’s Stratospheric Grand Touring is a luxurious, UFO-like drone that blurs the boundaries between countries and continents. In the future, according to Watson, business people will not be limited to one place of residence, but will move freely.
Irene Chiu focuses on the role of sound. Future Bentley models will be able to selectively filter out unnecessary or unpleasant noise, leaving only favorable bio-acoustics.
Elegance and British etiquette will continue to play an important role in Bentley unmanned vehicles, says Enuji Choi. His work called Elegant Autonomy focuses on the process of entering and exiting the car.