Local Motors is making 90 percent of its autonomous minibus on a single giant 3D printer—and it is ramping up its output.
Senior Technical Editor, Automotive Design & Production
Partners target government programs and low-speed, geo-fenced applications
As urban mobility influences both public transportation as well as ridesharing and taxis, this growing segment of the automotive market is too critical for OEMs and suppliers to ignore.
Five developers of autonomous cars will offer free rides in their robotic vehicles during next year’s Detroit auto show in June.
European aerospace Airbus SE and Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. are launching a joint venture to use 3D printing techniques to make passenger drones and self-driving vehicles.
I woke up the morning of June 14 to find out the automotive world had changed into a new mobility world.
Troy, Mich.-based Protean Holdings Corp. says it will supply its in-wheel motors to Local Motors Inc. for use in the startup company’s self-driving electric vehicles.
While there are a tremendous amount of new mobility ideas being introduced each month now, allowing us to reimagine how people will travel in the future, there is less focus on reinventing how we will actually create this future.
Transportation Designer, Entrepreneur and Educator
IBM Corp. and BMW AG plan to work together to integrate the software company’s Watson artificial intelligence technology into future automotive applications.
Last night at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, Automotive Design & Production and AutoBeat Daily presented the first-ever awards for Automobility to five organizations that are at the forefront of advancing the technologies associated with autonomous driving and mobility.
Google was voted the winner of the “Overall Achievement” category in the inaugural Automobility Awards presented by AutoBeat Daily and Automotive Design & Production.
Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. plans to showcase its 3-D-printed, self-driving electric shuttle bus at next month’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
This is the 3E. A design by the renowned automotive designer Camilo Pardo, the man behind many striking designs, including the ‘05/’06 production Ford GT.
Local Motors Inc. has developed a 3-D-printed, self-driving electric shuttle bus that it plans to test on public roads late this year.
New research and big plays from Local Motors, Volvo, Mobileye and ZF
When will additive manufacturing be ready for high-volume production?
Audi AG's toolmaking unit has created a half-size replica of its 1936 Auto Union Type C grand prix racecar using a 3-D printer.
If you had a chance to visit the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, you may have seen the Local Motors stand, where they were 3D printing a full-size car.
Domino’s Pizza Inc. on Wednesday unveiled a Chevrolet Spark-based pizza delivery vehicle that it hopes gains widespread use across the company’s 10,000-franchise network in the U.S.
A co-creating public can get involved for the purpose of “expression,” of being able to see their new vehicles rolling about town every day.
Mobility Designer, Team Red
While the folks up in Manitoba at KOR EcoLogic are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to create the Urbee 2, a wholly 3D-printed vehicle, right now, Local Motors is, this very moment (until May 13, 2014), running, in cooperation with the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge.
If you’ve ever thought that development for large, bureaucratic organizations is necessarily mired in red tape, here’s something that might change your perspective: The Army CoCreate platform.
What’s interesting about the announcement made last week by Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin Lagonda—whereby Mercedes-AMG is going to supply Aston Martin with engines, Mercedes-Benz Cars will be providing electric/electronic components, and Daimler AG is getting a 5% equity stake in Aston Martin—is what this says about the potential for small volume manufacturers to exist going forward.
International Manufacturing Technology Show - September 10-15, 2012 - Chicago, IL.
The Gumball 3000 is underway—it kicked off in New York on May 25 and is going to finish in LA on May 31—and among the vehicles, described by the 3,000-mile rally organizers as “100 of the world's most beautiful, expensive, desirable, classic, eco and extravagant automobiles” is the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012 Rally Fighter, which was built at Local Motors’s micro-factory in Chandler, AZ, in March.