I had seen this first image floating around on Tumblr and assumed it was computer-generated! This is actually a life-sized replica of a smashed car composed of nearly 12,000 pieces of reflective stainless steel by New York-based artist Jordan Griska. While non-functioning, the sculpture is modelled after a Mercedes Benz S550 and is intended to highlight both the aspiration (luxury) and reality (mortality) of American culture. See more images of “Wreck” below.
Google has unveiled their functional self-driving car and it looks like a friendly man wearing a really tiny hat. Unlike the prototype (seen below) that was announced back in May, this one has a steering wheel and headlights. The electric two-seater currently only goes 25 mph but Google says it will eventually travel up to 100 mph.
Google is still testing the vehicles but hopes to have them actually on the roads in Northern California in the new year.
Google’s early prototype without steering wheel, announced in May.
I have to admit I like the design of the prototype a lot more (the face is hilarious) but it’s really cool to see Google actually making this a reality. If you haven’t already seen them, take a look at the videos of the early prototype below.
A series of incredible scroll drawings by artist Carl Krull. The obsessiveness of the line work is impressive but what’s more impressive is that these were drawn, line by line in the passenger seat of a car, during a road trip across the United States. Every bump in the road was incorporated into the drawings.
Watch the video below!