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    Official: Tesla open-sources all its patents
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    When Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that he's thinking about something, you definitely need to pay attention because it's likely something big. In an eloquently worded press release (a very rare thing indeed) Musk explains reason after reason why Tesla is opening up all of its patents, effective ...

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    Official: BMW taps Local Motors crowd-sourcing community to design the city car of 2025
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    Design-by-commitee. It is a term that we usually reserve for cars that are conceived by number-crunching product planners, rather than true designers, but this case might be different. What if that committee was every enthusiast on the planet? "Crowd-sourcing," or "open-sourcing" is a concept ...

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    SEMA 2009: Local Motors Rally Fighter touches down in Vegas
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    2010 Local motors Rally Fighter - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like the open source model can work for building new cars after all. We finally managed to track down the Local Motors Rally Fighter here at SEMA, and it is even more awesome in person than in pics. The interior on ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Roewe N1 continues to advance concept of credible Chinese design
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    Roewe N1 Concept - Click above for high-res gallery
    Chinese automakers have been on the receiving end of barbs for some time now, particularly when it comes to styling. In terms of both originality and proportion, most Sino automakers have struggled to find both balance and identity, but among ...

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    Geneva Preview: EDAG open-source Light Car
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the EDAG Light Car - Open Source
    New technologies are set to dramatically change the way that future cars are designed, at least according to German design firm EDAG, which is set to debut its latest concept vehicle – called the "Light Car - Open ...

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    BMW wants to help develop open-source in-vehicle platform
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    Automakers have been adding electronic gizmos to vehicles for decades, and operating systems have been developed to allow each system communicate with one another. The OSs are different from one brand to the next, but BMW wants to help develop a system using an open-source Linux platform it's ...

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    Honda hearts Linux, wants cash
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/linux_unix/Honda_hearts_Linux_wants_cash'; Linux is pretty good at harnessing processor speed, and Chastain Motorsports is hoping to snare some of that effect to propel their Panoz/Honda to victory. The distinctive Penguin logo, "Tux," has been affixed to the nose ...

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    Desktop fabricator takes DIY to a new level
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    We need one of these for when we finally get that Autoblog project car. It's called Fab@Home, and it's an open-source, desktop size fabrication rig; essentially a 3-dimesional printer. What the system allows you to do is fabricate complex parts with a simple, low cost rig. All you need are the ...

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