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Open Source Vehicle by Local Motors - SEMA 2010

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Sean Clark from mp3Car talks with Ariel from Local Motors, a company that is pioneering open source and community driven vehicles.

Building these vehicles is a 4 step process. First is creation; where Local Motors will take input from the community for all of the parts that will combine to create the car. Next is the development stage where the vehicle is put through theoretical testing and different scenarios to make sure its safe. 3rd is build. Users can actually go to the micro factory in Arizona and help build their car in 6 days.

Finally users can mod the vehicle with and "app store" of car parts. These parts are really easy to create because all the data for the car is open source.

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Updated 11-11-2010 at 02:08 PM by optikalefx

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Therein lies the problem - idiots will think it means okay to change lanes.
This is soo true... i've seen this system in infinitis and a lot of the time drivers get so dependent on it they forget to look. I would be willing to bet accidents actually increase with these types of systems because drivers forget how to drive.