Car Design News

Car Design News (CDN) (ISSN 1546-3117) is an online news and information service for the international automotive design community. CDN covers production and concept cars, the career moves of significant car designers, major international auto shows, design competitions and student exhibitions at the major transportation design colleges. It is based in the UK and published by Ultima Media, part of German publisher Süddeutscher Verlag.[1]

CDN offers both free and paywall-protect content.

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CDN was founded in November 1999 by Brett Patterson,[2] an automotive designer working at the time for General Motors on assignment in Detroit. In 2004, Patterson relocated to London, UK, taking on fellow car designers Nick Hull and Sam Livingstone as partners.

Eric Gallina came on board in 2005 and helped grow the site's editorial content as well as its reach. He became Editor just before the company was acquired by Ultima Media Ltd[3] in 2008. Gallina continued to work under new ownership, running the website and commissioning contributors from 2008 through 2012.

The Car Design News portfolio of activities currently includes Car Design of the Year,[4] Car Design Night,[5] Car Design Awards China,[6] Car Design News Webinars,[7] Interior Motives[8] (a print magazine illustrating in detail the design development of selected car interiors), Interior Motives conference,[9] and the Interior Motives Student Design Awards.[10]

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  1. ^ Media Mergers: Ultima Media acquired by Süddeutsche Verlag
  2. ^ Design for Transport: A User-Centred Approach to Vehicle Design and Travel
  3. ^ Ultima Media Ltd
  4. ^ "Car Design of the Year". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  5. ^ "Car Design Night". Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  6. ^ Car Design Awards China
  7. ^ "Car Design News Webinars". Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  8. ^ "Interior Motives". Archived from the original on 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  9. ^ Interior Motives conference
  10. ^ "Interior Motives Student Design Awards". Archived from the original on 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2010-09-22.