Open Source Vehicle by Local Motors - SEMA 2010
by, 11-11-2010 at 12:28 PM (6861 Views)
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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Very cool stuff, thanks for decided to go the open source route. I'm fairly certain I'll be using bits and pieces of that in my car, that's for sure Source code is now available via a tarball on ICS's landing page for the demo. It includes the Photoshop files used to generate to UI. http://www.ics.com/services/qtquickSource code is now available. Including the original photoshop files. Eventually I want to get this in a public source code repository like gitorious.