Autonomous Vehicles

NHTSA Launches AV Test Tracking Tool

NHTSA launches a website that provides an up-to-date look on a slice of automated driving testing across the country

Intelligent Transportation

Beep, Local Motors Partner on AV Shuttles

Partners target government programs and low-speed, geo-fenced applications

Autonomous Vehicles

The Importance of the MaaS Market

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.

Intelligent Transportation

5 Teams Plan Robo-Rides at Detroit Auto Show

Five developers of autonomous cars will offer free rides in their robotic vehicles during next year’s Detroit auto show in June.

Intelligent Transportation

Airbus, Local Motors Partner on Printed Cars, Drones

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.


The “Chicago Loop” Project May Change the World

I woke up the morning of June 14 to find out the automotive world had changed into a new mobility world.

Autonomous Vehicles

Protean to Supply Electric Motors for Autonomous Shuttles

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.


Future Bimmers to Get IBM Watson Know-How

IBM Corp. and BMW AG plan to work together to integrate the software company’s Watson artificial intelligence technology into future automotive applications.


Advancing Autonomy: The Winners

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 Wins Top Award for Automobility

Google was voted the winner of the “Overall Achievement” category in the inaugural Automobility Awards presented by AutoBeat Daily and Automotive Design & Production.

Local Motors to Offer Rides in Self-Driving Shuttle Bus at IMTS

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.

Additive Manufacturing

The Local Motors Approach

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.


3-D Printing Company Unveils Self-Driving Shuttle Bus

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.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive for Automotive

When will additive manufacturing be ready for high-volume production?


How Domino’s Delivers

Domino’s Pizza had its start in 1960 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.


Audi Recreates 1936 Racer with 3-D Replica

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.

Additive Manufacturing

Caterham DIY

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.

Hold the Anchovies: Domino's, GM Partner on Pizzamobile

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.


3-D Printer Plots 2017 Vehicle Launch

Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. plans to launch sales of its dune buggy-like Strati electric coupe, which features a 3-D printed structure, within the next two years.


Design a Car for 3D Printing. See It Made Live. (If You Win)

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.

Rapid Prototyping

Crowdsourcing & Rapid PD Comes to the Army

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.


Leveraging Resources Under the Hood

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.

Need to Know: IMTS 2012

International Manufacturing Technology Show - September 10-15, 2012 - Chicago, IL.

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