Visit this new exhibition to explore the technologies that, even now, are bringing our cars into the future, and speculate on what their endpoint will be…
We are in the middle of a period of radical change. The car has shaped our world for the better but also the worse. As the motor industry strives to find cleaner, safer and more efficient ways to get us around, what does it mean for our cars?
We can already see how quickly cars are shifting. Fobs, keypads, push buttons, and smartphones have been steadily replacing the familiar key turn. Internal combustion engines are slowly being replaced with electric motors and drivers are being replaced with autonomous controls. What will the car become in the future, and how will the industry take us there?
We've inspired curiosity about the future of the car in past exhibitions, but this brand-new exhibition brings a fresh perspective, delving into the practical thoughts and ideas surrounding these new technologies. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a greater insight into the direction car engineering will take in the years to come, and how this will affect our day-to-day lives.
We will be using a combination of cars and interactive stations to illustrate areas of future development, such as how cars will be powered, their impact, the materials they use and alternative methods of control. We’ll be displaying a number of cars, including a hydrogen-powered Riversimple Rasa and a sectioned Nissan Leaf, alongside interactive elements which allow, for example, comparisons between different technologies. All of these combine for an immersive exploration of the next generation of motoring icons.
Transitions: The Impact of Innovation will be open in the exhibition space from 15 July until Summer 2024.