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The Italian design studio has decided to greet visitors of the Turin Motor Show Parco Valentino by showcasing the concepts penned by Europe’s cream of the crop design students.

Of course none of them will ever reach production, but some of those designers might evolve into fully fledged automotive bosses and thus reflect their previous work in the future. Italy’s reputable design house Pininfarina is following up on workshop organized last year that gathered students from prestigious schools like Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD), Umeå Institute of Design (UID), l’Institut Supérieur de Design Rubika (ISDR), and Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). Now some of their best works are being exhibited at the Turin Motor Show Parco Valentino (June 7-12).

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Among the interesting examples we find the IAAD Molly – a “virtual assistant” complete with autonomous driving technology. The car requires no human intervention and allows the passengers to focus on other activities. UID’s students have brought “to life” the Pininfarina Galleria which aims for a peek inside the future of rentable driverless cars. It has a cultural-relevant museum-like interior cabin designed in collaboration with artists and architects for on-the go art forms. ISDR’s students have envisioned the La Protezione Materna, a very smart car that will automatically detect whether the driver is suitable to take control. The students over at IED have come up with the Entity and Companion concept which has to do with an “autonomous artificial intelligence car” that can be used for long-distance travelling.