A new kind of car manufacturer relies on the cloud to keep its virtual community of designers in sync If you’ve heard of Local Motors, it may be because of an audacious stunt the company pulled at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January, using a giant 3-D printer to print a car called …
Local Motors may never have a large production line, but they can certainly teach some lessons that are no less significant than Tesla has. The auto industry is starting to understand how leveraging the community is better than leveraging the suppliers.
The news from Ford which aligns nicely is a testament to this kind of innovative thinking. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2015/06/23/ford-collaborates-with-silicon-valley-innovation-ecosystem.html