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Detroit Auto Show

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Poster Debuted for 2023 EyesOn Design

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Ralph Gilles Wins Lifetime Design Achievement Award

Stellantis Chief Design Officer to Receive the Peer-Judged Award in 2023  

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EyesOn Design Awards at the Detroit Auto Show

Explore the best vehicles of the year, according to top designers

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About Us

EyesOn Design celebrates transportation design and the people behind it to raise money for visual impairment research and support.

EyesOn Design was founded in 1987 with the support of the automotive industry as a classic vehicle exhibition judged exclusively by automotive designers. Today, we celebrate design with an ever-increasing group of designers, collectors, manufacturers, suppliers, and enthusiasts.


Design benefits vision. Vision benefits design.

EyesOn Design events support the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the research arm of Henry Ford Health. The DIO organizes eye research congresses that bring together competing researchers to share their findings, critique each other’s work, and go home with new approaches.

The Eye and The Chip, organized with Harvard Medical School, encourages collaboration between efforts to provide artificial vision to many people who are now blind.

The Eye, The Brain, and The Auto improves our understanding of the relationship between vision and the safe operation of vehicles, in an attempt to reduce fatalities.

In addition this groundbreaking research, the DIO assists and educates the visually impaired of southeastern Michigan, helping them to maintain independence and dignity, while learning how to live a satisfying and productive life in a sighted world.

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Visually impaired judge feeling a vehicle as part of the judging process