Nikhil Gowda

 Automotive Design Strategist 

​ AGE: 31
​ HOMETOWN: Silicon Valley

"The cars we drive say alot about us."


Ever since I was a little boy, I've loved cars and motorbikes. I've been enthralled by their design, the cogs & the experience. Making my living as a Human Machine Interface/Interaction Researcher, working on cars of the future, definitely is a dream come true. I'm proud to have collaborated with some of the most talented designers, engineers, academics, philosophers and businessmen in the industry. I strive to keep abreast of the changing mobility needs of individuals and the community. When I succeed, new innovations come to life that improve connectivity, access, safety and experience. I currently work as a Researcher at NASA AMES Research Center and Renault Innovation Silicon Valley in California. 

I am currently writing a book that best describes my passion for mobility research. It is titled - 'PORTOLOGY : studying human mobility'