is the profession involved in the development of the appearance, and to some extent the ergonomics
, of motor vehicles or more specifically road vehicles. This most commonly refers to automobiles
but also refers to motorcycles
, and vans
. The functional design and development of a modern motor vehicle is typically done by a large team from many different disciplines included inautomotive engineers
. Automotive design in this context is primarily concerned with developing the visual appearance or aesthetics of the vehicle, though it is also involved in the creation of the product concept. Automotive design is practiced by designers who usually have an art background and a degree in industrial design
or transportation design.