Every year, Chicago hosts the largest auto show at the McCormick Place – for over a week long event. The Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet in the North and South buildings, with McCormick Place offering a total of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting room. With almost 1,000 different vehicles to check out on display, we were intrigued and interested in many of the project, antique and collector cars that we got to see in person. For most of our designers, cars are a passion and it was awesome for them to experience and see such a riveting showcase of automobiles.
Check out some of the pictures that we captured at this year’s show.
Our key takeaways were…
• Car designers have too much technology to design whatever they want, losing a lot of the essence of what an iconic car means.
• Cross overs and Hot hatches are not going away anytime soon.
• People want personality when it comes to their car, more customization!
• Cars will start communicating with your smart devices, notifications on important information
• Touch screen technology is getting smarter, soon all cars will go away with buttons and just go voice command, capacitive touch, and have huge screens inside to distract the driver
• Good thing sensors exist, and now there are more than ever, we are getting closer every year to autonomist cars, so you can be as distracted as you want.
We definitely had a lot of fun walking around the show and enjoyed getting to see all the new cars displayed. Can’t wait to go back next year and see all the new trends at the Chicago Auto Show 2017!