From the mythical object to the concepts of the future, what remains of our cars?

December 3, 2022 by No Comments

Tomorrow, in which vehicle will we drive? Will the car, if it still exists, be a moving robot? These questions do not yet have answers because they are being written, with the roadmap of banning the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines (diesel or gasoline) in 2035 in the European Union. . For the rest… We don’t know where we’re going, but we know that we can’t go on like today.

We do know where we come from. The exhibition “Driver’s License? » makes an excellent summary, with a podium of flagship models such as the Peugeot 205, the Opel Kadett or the VW Beetle as a preamble. Then we move on to an evocation of the post-war period with a half-boned Renault Dauphine which reveals its minimalism, and objects (petrol pumps, gadgets, road maps, etc.) that smell good of the Nationale 7, sung by Charles Trenet in 1955.

Collection of car miniatures sold in millions of copies. (MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFT/FRANCK BOTTÉ)

But we are at the Museum of Arts and Crafts. So make way for technology.

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