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SMART AND GEELY DID NOT HEAR ME OUT

I gave them advice, did everything I could, but it was beyond my powers to prevent the impending catastrophe.

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A while ago, I did a little touch-up job on the Smart #1 Concept, where I pointed out and fixed all major design errors of the car. The post was not particularly popular on DriveTribe, so you probably won't remember it, but I have also posted the finished sketch on Instagram, tagging Smart's official profile and making myself heard about the problems with the design. I even went so far as to suggest to Smart that they should use my work as inspiration for the production model. Guess what happened next?

As a decent 21st century person, I ranted about the design on social media. Original post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT6xmayAOFP/

As a decent 21st century person, I ranted about the design on social media. Original post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT6xmayAOFP/

Nothing happened. For one thing, my Instagram account has 1 follower. It's not like anybody sees those posts. Another factor that cannot be ignored is that I am literally nobody in the car business and a giant like Geely is not going to pay attention to what some would-be loser-turned-self-proclaimed-car-design-specialist posting his work on social media has to say. Smart and Geely just went ahead and created their own production model, which they have already reigstered with the EUIPO. Check it out:

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