The 'hackable car,' tablet OLPC XO3 and other designs that challenge the status quo

Summary:Would you like to drive a "hackable car"? How about use an ultrathin, touchscreen, interactive plastic computer?

Would you like to drive a "hackable car"? How about use an ultrathin, touchscreen, interactive plastic computer?

Industrial designer Yves Behar revealed these and other design concepts at yesterday's Greener Gadgets conference in New York City.

His goal: to use design to make more efficient, more sustainable, more ethical, and ultimately better products.

Better still, he wants to focus on designing purpose-built products for people, such as the OLPC XO3, (pictured above) a $100 ultrathin touchscreen tablet made for the developing world.

Will Behar succeed? Check out SmartPlanet's Smart Takes blog to find out.

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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