LA Auto Show’s Design Challenge details theme and participating teams image

We’re fast approaching the season of the last big automotive shows of the year – in October we’re bracing for the French Mondial de l’Automobile and in November for the LA Auto Show.

When it comes to the latter, besides the usual world premieres and local introductions, one of the traditional features revolves around the Design Challenge – and because there are less than three months to go before the public can visit the show, the 11th annual competition has announced its entrants and the theme.

The challenge design teams from around the globe face this year is to create a car that fits the idea: “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact with Us In 2029?”

“Los Angeles is one of the world’s most dynamic cities constantly keeping its eye on the future of technological advancements that largely affect our daily lives,” said Lisa Kaz, President of the LA Auto Show. “This makes this year’s theme of the human reliance on machines especially fitting, as it continues to connect to our senses, feelings and patterns with our cars.”

The winners of the competition will be announced during the show, which runs from November 18-30, but before that let’s see who are the entrants. The teams come from eight world-renowned design studios, each allowed to submit one concept that needs to “showcase a connected vehicle or interface system designed with human emotion in mind.” The participants are from BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Honda USA, Honda Japan, McLaren Automotive, Nissan, Peterbilt Motors, Qoros Auto and the winner of the 2013 edition – SAIC Motor MG.