|DESIGN AND STYLING OF AN FCEV
|In other words, "Design a car of tomorrow that is powered by fuel cell." 20th century type internal combustion engines for automobiles may eventually disappear. The fuel cell that is used in space rockets is seen as the most promising substitute power source for cars. There are many problems to be solved before fuel cells become practical, but putting that aside, what form will cars carrying this new type of power source have? Some of you may not know exactly what a fuel cell is. If you don't, we ask that you do not simply guess, but find out more about fuel cells through books or on the intemet before you start working on the package. This should bring to light all the problems associated with fuel cells. How to reflect this in the design? You will be judged not only on the final model but also the process by which you arrived at your solutions. What is most important is your understanding, not your level of skills. For the age of the FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) to become a reality, there will have to be changes in social structure as well. For example, stations for supplying hydrogen will probably have to be set up. We hope you will consider various hypotheses, select among them and build a vision of what the future should be like.
Entrants will be divided into two categories: the Student Division and the General Division. The student division is for those who will be registered in university or college at the time of the final deadline for preliminary screening; others will be entered in the general division. If the applicable category is not clear, the contestant will be entered in the student division.
The competition will begin with preliminary screening, followed by the final judging.
- Deadline for entries for preliminary screening: Entries must arrive at the competition office by 17:00 on August 19, 2002.
- Announcement of results of preliminary screening: CAR STYLING vol. 150 (on sale October 19, 2002)
- Deadline for entries for final judging: Entries must arrive at the competition office by 17:00 on December 27, 2002. They can also be brought directly to the Tokyo Auto Salon between 13:00 and 16:00 on January 9, 2003. They cannot be sent to the Tokyo Auto Salon.
- Entries for final judging will be displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon (January 10 to 12, 2003).
- Announcement of final results: January 10, 2003, at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and in CAR STYLING vol 153 (on sale February 19, 2003).
- Preliminary screening
Entrants will be screened based on a description of the concept and two-dimensional representations.ĦĦThe documents listed below should be submitted. Your name should be written on all documents.
(1) Personal information: Indicate your category. name (in such a way clearly indicating which is your given name and which is your family name), sex, age, address, postal code, telephone/fax number where you can be reached, occupation and nationality on one sheet of B5 (182 x 256 mm) or A4 (210 x 297 mm) size paper.
(2) Description of concept: If in Japanese, 500 characters or less. If in English, no more than one A4 page of 30 lines.
(3) Package layout drawings: Clearly indicate the motor, drive system, seat layout, etc., on one sheet of B3 (364 x 512 mm) size paper.
(4) Views from the four sides: On one sheet of B3 paper.
(5) Rendering: On one sheet of B3 paper. Indicate the features of the exterior and interior design and the graphics.
- Students should write the name of their school, their major, their school year and their school's phone number. Those in the general division should write the name of their company, their department, their occupation and their work phone number. If for example you are from a school, clearly indicate whether you are a teacher, a staff member or a student. If you work for a manufacturer, indicate whether you work in design, production, administration, etc.
- For Japanese entrants, add furigana to your name, address and school/company name.ĦĦThe English names of schools and companies should also be included.
- Drawings and renderings should not fold or rolled up during screening. Covers are not needed.
- Works will not be returned, whether they pass preliminary screening or not.ĦĦMake copies for your personal records and to be used when making models.
- Final judging Those who have passed the preliminary screening will compete in the final judging with three-dimensional models.
- The models should be scaled to about 1:00, and affixed to bases measuring a maximum of 250 x 500 mm.ĦĦThe models should be made in industrial clay or the like. They can be in any color. The parts should be fixed on the models when the models are sent in.
- For participants from outside Japan, the model can be photographed and color prints or color copies sent in instead of the actual model. The photographs should be cabinet size (120 x 168 mm) or larger. There should be at least six prints or copies, showing the model from six angles: front, side, back, diagonal front, diagonal back and top. Please indicate your name on the back of the photos.
- Models will be returned to contestants after the end of the Tokyo Auto Salon (17:00 to 17:45 January 12, 2003) at the exhibition hall. They will not be returned at any other time. Please take photos of them for your records.
Japanese and English. Please indicate Chinese and Korean addresses, personal names, school names and company names in English letters.
- All contestants who pass the preliminary screening will be given a set of Alpha Clay by Tools Corporation to build their models.
- The awards for final judging are as follows: Grand Prize:
Student division (1) ... Trophy and £500,000
General division (1)... Trophy and £800,000
Student division (3) ... Plaque and £100,000
General division (2) ... Plaque and £100,000
"Digital" Award (For a work which have used compueters effectively for design development. May be granted to the winner of one of the above awards.):
For both divisions'(1) .. Plaque and £100,000
"Tools" Prize (For a work demonstrating excellent modeling techniques and not a winner of one of the above awards. Previous called the Too Prize.): For both divisions (2)... Copic Marker set
Honorable Mention: To be awarded to a few works.
Address to which entries should be sent
International Car Design Competition (ICDC)
4F, 4-8-16 Kitashinjuku
No results will be divulged by telephone, fax or e- mail.
Organizer: CAR STYLING
Sponsors: Tokyo Auto Salon
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