About the exhibition

The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility presents 40 design projects inspired by the technologies that will change how we move people, goods, and services in the future. With the rapid convergence of data and design innovation, cities are becoming smarter and transport options are multiplying. The Road Ahead encourages visitors to creatively consider how droids, bots, drones, and more can make streetscapes safer, transportation more equitable, and cities more sustainable. Arup, MIT, Höweler + Yoon, Toyota, IDEO, and Waymo are among the cutting-edge research institutions, designers, and manufacturers whose works and ideas are featured in the exhibition, which also includes a college design showcase highlighting innovative concepts from design’s next generation.

Supporters

The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility is made possible in part by support from the Ehrenkranz Fund, Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery Endowment Fund, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund.

Design Pulse: What is the Future of Mobility Design?
Leading figures in design, transportation, and technology share their perspectives on the future of mobility.
Rendering of the view of the street from the front seat of a car, with text and iconography noting elements of the cityscape.
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Dream Car
From the Object of the Day archives, a blog post on the concept cars designed by Pete Wozena for General Motors.