A Revolutionary Cockpit For 3D-Printed Autonomous Vehicles

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Mouser Electronics Inc. recently teamed up with Grant Imahara and Local Motors for engineering a completely revolutionary cockpit meant to be part of 3D-printed autonomous vehicles. The project is part of Mouser’s educational program called Empowering Innovation Together. The focus of this project will be on redesigning of interiors of Strati from Local Motors, one of the first 3D-printed vehicles on this planet. The prime features of this innovative concept will include electronic components from Platinum Sponsors of series and Mouser’s manufacturing partners. 

The product is being designed from Rhode Island’s Finn Younkers, it will feature a drone located on the rear end of the vehicle. It will give the driver a bird’s eye view of surrounding atmosphere. The design recently received an award at the Local Motors’ Challenge. The CEO and President of Mouser Electronics, Glenn Smith adds, “At Mouser, we love to help engineers push the boundaries of innovation. It’s not just fun - it’s rewarding. By increasing innovation and the speed of technology, we can all do more to help humanity and our world. We look forward to unveiling the finished product soon. Stay tuned!” 

Grant Imhara too explains, “Local Motors already had most of the technology to make the autonomous vehicle figured out. This project was about taking it to the next level. To do this we called on the imaginations of engineers all across the world. Mouser’s Empowering innovation Together program and a vast array of parts enabled this, so it was a great partnership to bring our shared vision of life.” 

According to co-founder and CEO of the company, John B. Rogers Jr, “The Local Motors approach to direct digital manufacturing and the ingenuity of our co-creation community means that we have the ability to partner with suppliers like Mouser Electronics to bring innovations to life at unprecedented speeds. The Mouser Strati offers a glimpse into the future of autonomous driving right now.”