This is a company, Local Motors, i just found out about (from Toni) that crowd-sources the designs of cars and then builds them in a micro-production environment. This is the next car their are building (below). It looks totally sweet. They build each car one by one and costs roughly $50k per car. But they are (1) totally unique; (2) quite fast; (3) environmentally sound – 30 mpg on clean desiel; (4) and kick ass!
I’d love to have one of these. To me, cars are getting more and more similar. As a kid, i used to be able to identify the make of a car by their headlights in the dark. Now i can’t even identify them in the daylight. A Nissan looks like a Toyota which looks like a Ford.
I love the thought of crowdsourcing and micro-producing for cars. We’re already doing with t-shirts (threadless), shoes (nikeID), and airplanes (Epic planes)
The Local Motors guy presented at PopTech this year. I don't think the videos are up yet, but they should be soon. Interesting concept.http://poptech.org/johnrogers