Infiniti Le Mans 2030 by Tao Ni, China

2017: Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.


Tao Ni
Wuhu, China
Royal College of Art

Tao Ni, 26, was born in China and achieved an industrial design bachelor degree from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. After that, he did an internship and accepted a work offer at Volvo Group Shanghai Design Center. He then moved to London to continuously study vehicle design at the Royal College of Art and achieved a master degree in July, 2016.

Our generation growing in a huge revolution which is pushed by internet and artificial intelligence, development. Computer connect people, making the life more faster and more convenient, but someone also worried about AI will instead human in the future.

In his opinion, technology is extended of human abilities. He prefers human, machine and computer work and support of each other. As a vehicle designer he tries to discover the relationship between people and objects. I believe a good design should “grow” out of deep thinking, not only “work” out.

The 2030 Le Mans 24 Hour should not only use more high technologies and more exciting but also safer.

Motorsport is quite similar to space exploration, both of them are challenging the limits of humans and technologies. So 2030 Le Mans must match those points.

Le Mans 24 Hour is an all-day and all-weather racing. I think it is a great opportunity to combine the autopilot in racing. Drive the car until the night, then the car transforms to computer modules into an autopilot mode. This will make Le Mans have more uncertainties, much more exciting and safer.