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Mouser, Grant Imahara and Local Motors to Mind-boggle by Developing a 3D-printed Autonomous Vehicle

Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara Mouser is disrupting its online storming Empowering Innovation Together educational program. Traversing to its next stage, the heavyweight electronic distributor has announced to team up with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to build a fully transforming vehicle cockpit for 3D-printed autonomous vehicles.

A new video diving into the exciting 3D-print project  will focus on reimagining the interior of the Local Motors Strati, which is known as the world’s first 3D-printed vehicle. And highlight the extraordinary possibilities with autonomous car design.

This next-gen innovative development will embed every electronic component from Mouser’s valued manufacturer partners and Platinum Sponsors of the series, Maxim and Murata.

The design developed by Finn Younkers of Rhode Island features a drone mounted on the rear of the vehicle that, when launched, gives the driver an unprecedented birds-eye-view of the surroundings.

Younkers’ design was also chosen as the winner of the Local Motors Challenge.

“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,” said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics. “We look forward to unveiling the finished product soon. Stay tuned!”

“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,” said Grant Imahara. “To do this we called on the imaginations of engineers all across the world. Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together program and vast array of parts enabled this, so it was a great partnership to bring our shared vision to life.”

“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 cutting-edge suppliers like Mouser Electronics to bring innovations to life at unprecedented speeds,” said Local Motors Co-founder and CEO John B. Rogers, Jr. “The Mouser Strati offers a glimpse into the future of autonomous driving right now.”

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