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Future Cars and the Environment

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 1:00 – 5:00p.m.
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles & Wilshire Courtyard, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free of charge
RSVP at +1 323 5253388

Innovative, energy efficient technologies in the automobile sector can help to lead the way out of the environmental damage and the global addiction to oil.
The fact is that oil reserves are on the decline, as are natural gas and coal. Nobody knows precisely when, but one day, these resources will have ebbed away.
At the same time mankind’s energy requirements are growing. It seems only sensible to look around for alternatives, before it’s too late.
But, what technologies will shape our lives in the future and will be the most promising?? Is it biofuel, diesel, hybrid or hydrogen?
How can we design our vehicles to meet the next generation’s needs?

Germany and California have long been renowned for their leading role in environmental regulation and the enforcement of strict emission control.
They demonstrate that governments together with industry can tackle the problem of climate change, while ensuring the mobility of society and future generations as well as avoiding political conflicts stemming from the thirst for oil.

As part of our scientific series CURRENT CONDITIONS, FUTURE PROSPECTS the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles will host experts from German auto makers, the German Ministry of the Environment, the Art Center College for Design, and a representative of the Governor’s office to tackle the question if the car has a future and what it may look like.
Leslie Kendall, chief curator with the Petersen Automotive Museum (who also curated the new permanent exhibition “Alternative Power”) will give an introduction to the history of alternative energies in automobiles.

Participants include:
Leslie Kendell/ Petersen Automotive Museum
Andreas Klugescheid/ BMW
Jay Min/ Audi Design Center
Geoff Wardle/ Art Center College for Design
Moderator: David Muyres/ Art Center College for Design

New models by BMW (H2) and AUDI will be on display in the courtyward and may be available for test drives.

Supported by BMW and Audi

Related links
Audi USA english
BMW USA english
Petersen Automotive Museum deutsch

Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2599917.htm

Added by Goethe-Institut on November 6, 2007

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