Reinventing the car isn't easy. After all, we still use four wheels and internal combustion like we did more than a century ago. That doesn't stop people from trying though, and more often than not those ideas don't work out.
No one knows what cars will look like in the future, but there's little doubt that the automotive world is on the cusp of momentous change. BMW decided that it wants a bit of outside help, and set up a design contest through the Local Motors online auto enthusiast community.