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Eleven Teams From Around The World Race To Design & Develop Los Angeles Into A Smarter City

Allianz, Herman Miller, Honda Advanced Design, Red Bull Among the Visionary Companies Competing in the Design & Developer Challenge Presented by Microsoft

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —   Los Angeles Auto Show® (LA Auto Show®) today announced the teams competing in this year's Design & Developer Challenge presented by Microsoft; the show also revealed the five finalist teams that will be presenting their concepts to media and industry professionals at AutoMobility LA on Wednesday, November 29.  More than 30 companies from around the world applied to participate in the show's annual Design & Developer Challenge which asked experts to devise a mobility plan for Los Angeles as part of the City's bid to host a major global sporting event in the year 2060; of them, 11 teams qualified to compete for three distinct honors – the Judges'Industry and People's Pick awards.

The Competing Teams:

A panel of design, innovation and transportation experts from ArtCenter College of Design, Autodesk, IDEO, Los Angeles' Department of Transportation, Mattel, Microsoft NEXT and Under Armour selected five teams to present their concept at AutoMobility LA on Wednesday, November 29, starting at 4:25 p.m. PST.

The Finalist Teams (click on the links below for a preview each finalist's "L.A. 2060" concept):

The winner of the 2017 Judges' Pick award will be announced immediately following the finalists' presentations.  Industry professionals and the general public will also have the opportunity to review all 11 entries and vote for their favorite concept on automobilityla.com and laautoshow.com, respectively.  The winner of the Industry Pick and People's Pick awards will both be announced the week of Dec. 11.

Hosted within the epicenter of automotive design and innovation for more than a dozen years, the Design & Developer Challenge is the world's only annual competition that blends the automotive design community with creatives from multiple disciplines, including entertainment, technology, architecture and urban planning.  All AutoMobility LA attendees are invited to witness and celebrate this year's Design & Developer Program, which includes a panel, finalist presentations, press conference by Launch Forth, networking reception and afterparty. Supported by  Autodesk and  Lacks Enterprises, the Design & Developer Challenge presented by  Microsoft will take place in the Technology Pavilion, located in front of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For more information about the Design & Developer Program, visit:

For more information about AutoMobility LA and LA Auto Show, visit:
http://www.automobilityla.com/ and  http://laautoshow.com/

About the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA
Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) is the first major North American auto show of the season each year.  In 2016, the show's Press & Trade Days merged with the Connected Car Expo (CCE) to become AutoMobility LATM, the industry's first trade show converging the technology and automotive industries to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility.  AutoMobility LA 2017 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Nov. 27-30, with manufacturer vehicle debuts intermixed.  LA Auto Show 2017 will be open to the public Dec. 1-10.  AutoMobility LA is where the new auto industry gets business done, unveils groundbreaking new products and makes strategic announcements in front of media and industry professionals from around the globe.  LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association and is operated by ANSA Productions.  To receive the latest show news and information, follow LA Auto Show on Twitter at  twitter.com/LAAutoShow, via Facebook at  facebook.com/LAAutoShow or on Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/laautoshow/ and sign up for alerts at  http://www.laautoshow.com/. For more information about AutoMobility LA, please visit  https://www.automobilityla.com/.

Media Contacts:
Brian Alexander/Amanda Niklowitz
JMPR Public Relations, Inc.
(818) 992-4353


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