Check Out the Winners of Google's Driverless Car Design Contest
It’s hard to miss Google’s self-driving cars, with their vacant drivers’ seats and oddly adorable shape. Now the company’s Mountain View prototypes are about to become even more recognizable, thanks to the winning pieces of art painted on each door.
The self-driving cars hit the roads of Austin, Texas, and Mountain View, California, over the summer, and shortly afterwards Google called upon local artists to submit creative designs for their doors. The contest, titled “Paint the Town,” asked for original pieces of art based around the theme “my neighbors, my community.” The winners of the Mountain View contest have been revealed, and the designs are certainly eye-catching.
Hong Li via Google
Danielle Dufayet via Google
Kerrie Brandau via Google
Jason Farwell via Google
Kate Thompson via Google
Elise Politzer via Google
Hojin Lee via Google
Inmaculada del Castillo Ditzel via Google
Shalan Ertis via Google
James Miles via Google
Each winning artist will receive a $500 gift card and a ride in one of the driverless vehicles. Submissions for the Austin contest closed earlier this month, but locals can keep an eye out for the final designs both online and on the streets.
[h/t: The Verge]