The Past, Present & Future of the Automobile

The Past, Present & Future of the Automobile


The DeCal

Cocooned in the luxuries of the modern car, we often fail to realise the decades of advancement the automobile has undergone and continues to undergo.

DeCar, from the lens of technology, public policy, economics and many other seemingly unconnected fields, aims to explore how one of the largest, most profitable and impactful industries in the world came to be, and where it is heading.



Course Information

Course Structure

The class will meet Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm from the 7th of February. Each week, there will be a discussion based lecture from either a facilitator or a guest lecturer.

Course Syllabus


A weekly homework alongside a reading would be assigned before each class.

The class will also have a final group project due at the end.


The class would be graded out of a total of 100 points.

  • Attendance of 10 lectures, 4 points each accounts for 40 points
  • 6 homework assignments of 5 points each account for 30 points
  • Final group project accounts for 30 points

A minimum of 75 points is required to receive a passing grade