Smart’s Forease Concept Car

Design Director Kai Sieber shares the emotion in smart's new design language

Smart, the brand known primarily for its functionality and rationality, is embracing its personality through design. The Forease concept car—just-announced at the Paris Motor Show—is decreasing the distance between the vehicle and the world around it. For starters, the Forease operates on an entirely electric powertrain. Its abbreviated windshield and roofless cabin invite the environment in, and the yellow is a nod to the original smart …

Interview: OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder

Catching up with the singer, songwriter and producer at the Paris debut of the 2015 Mercedes B-Class

A highlight of our trip to Paris for the Mondial de l’Auto was sitting down with OneRepublic‘s frontman—and singer, songwriter and producer for many other celebrated acts—Ryan Tedder at Molitor, the chic reborn swimming club and hotel. We spoke about what it means to be a car geek and how the band’s track “Counting Stars” became the theme song for the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz B …