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Old 10-30-2013, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks neat! Possibly a decent platform for a nice aeroshell...

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Old 10-31-2013, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thought it would be that. Heard about this a few weeks ago.

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OSVehicle - Open Source Vehicle | Introducing Tabby: an industrializable, production ready, versatile, universal chassis.

Interesting platform for building things off of.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool! I want to build my own car!!
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This has been the most feared by all developed countries; anybody can build a car. It seem inevitable.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This has been the most feared by all developed countries; anybody can build a car. It seem inevitable.
That's why the bureaucrats enforce many features such as airbags, ABS brakes and whatever to become mandatory, thus making it more expensive to build a custom vehicle from scratch
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Open-source car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Some of the earliest open-source cars include:
ANDRE cars, Inverter - an open source race car designed by Andre Brown (a former student of open source pioneer & RepRap founder Adrian Bowyer) in partnership with Reynard: design released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license
Rally Fighter from Local Motors: design released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license
SGT01 from Wikispeed
OScar - started in 1999, still in concept phase as of 2013.
OSVehicle - Tabby - Tabby is the first OSVehicle: an industrializable, production ready, versatile, universal chassis.[1][2]
Riversimple Urban Car: The CAD models for the Riversimple Hyrban technology demonstrator have been released under a CC-BY-NC-SA[better source needed]
C,mm,n - Dutch electric car (2009)[3][4]
OSCav, an open-source compressed air vehicle
Open Source Green Vehicle project
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Some open-source vehicles, such as the PUUNK velomobile,[5] the Atomic Duck,[6] the Hypertrike,[7] and other open-source velomobile, and the Xtracycle, are technically not automobiles.
People have been building kit cars forever. What's new is crowd-sourcing standards to capture and amplify the individual effort. Well, that and the one-hour build time.

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Looks neat! Possibly a decent platform for a nice aeroshell...
They make those scaled-down 911 and Lambo body kits to fit the Smart car. I picture a scaled-down Volkhart-Sagitta.

bobdbilder -- Edison2 address this with their 'local content' design.

Else one could just scale down the EMPI Sportster, it would make a great grocery-getter.

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If you build a three wheel vehicle, there are far fewer safety requirements to be met before licensing.
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If you build a three wheel vehicle, there are far fewer safety requirements to be met before licensing.
Altough this open-source car is an interesting project, a 3-wheeler sounds more reasonable concerning this point. Nowadays it's almost impossible to legally register a kit-car where I'm living...
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I would think insurance (required in my state) would be a bigger hassle.

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