Chris Bangle declared that the automotive industry lacks innovation

Posted on Tuesday, 3 September 2013 , 05:09:43 byEmil

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Chris Bangle declared that the automotive industry lacks innovation

We are not sure if you know Chris Bangle, but if you do not, please know that he is the best known and most influential car designer of the 21st century. We can say this will all the confidence in the world thanks to the radical transformation of the design language of the German BMW that actually happened under his leadership back in the 2000s. In 2009, the man quit BMW and also auto design with plans to set his own independent design studio in Turi, Italy. Nowadays, his words influence a lot of people in the industry. In case you are curious to know what his opinion on the current automotive design is, here it is: the specialists believe the auto industry is enabled to look at itself objectively and this is why it lacks progress. The current designers are like stuck in the past and are not capable of approaching new elements leaving the old ones go. Bangle declared that there is big need of talented designers ready to take a chance with futuristic and bold designs and everyone knows it, but it is not going to happen. As we all know, concept cars revealed today anticipate the next production model coming down the line and is not evolution, his is not innovation. The talented designer also declared that he received a lot of offers from different automakers, but that he refused them all. The man said that he did this because he believes this is not something you can do part time, but you have to offer all your dedication and passion to the project. Bangle said he enjoyed working with BMW, but that it was time to leave them.