Local-MotorsThe initiative of Local Motors is proof of the power of the notorious crowdsourcing, when people unfamiliar with each other from different regions gather on Internet for the sake of some business, pool their resources and achieve the goal.
In the case of Local Motors, the goal is to design and build cars that the community members themselves like.
The first result - this fighter in the picture called Rally Fighter - is already ready and sold in USA. In the community of 4 thousand promdizaynerov, engineers and just the fans.
The community works like this:
- An online competition for the concept car is being organized - what kind of car will we do.
- Designer users send solutions.
- The community, including potential buyers, discusses solutions (consumables, design, environmental friendliness, efficiency, ways to reduce the cost of a future car).
- Several worthy models are selected by voting.
One of LM's most notorious tasks is to slightly squeeze the field of the automotive industry with its powerful but slow design bureaus, conveyors, national marketing and dealers.Logic "Middle Ages" when the trees were greener, and the manufacturer knew the buyer in person, a return to the scattered manufactory, backed up by Internet. A characteristic detail: the concepts of machines are published on the site as open source programs. There are some limitations, but many concepts can be worked out independently and build on their base your car.
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The project has been working since 2001 and deservedly gained wide popularity in Russia and abroad, first of all among specialists, Working in the field of industrial and transport design.