Open-source car to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Open-source car to debut at Geneva Motor Show

EDAG light car fq

What is an open-source car you could ask? According to German design firm EDAG, it’s a concept car for the future that any firm is able to refine as it sees fit. Still make no sense? Well its a futuristic promotional vehicle really, and the first version of the Light Car – Open Source is set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The basic bones of the concept are suitably space-age, with a structure made from basalt fibre, which is like carbon fibre but cheaper and fully recyclable, and organic LEDs under the glass-like outer skin that can be shaped any way the user pleases. Those LEDs make up the interior cockpit, headlamps and the entire rear hatch, which can be used as a billboard to communicate with other motorists.

What would powers the car? Electricity, of course, and the Light Car uses a set of hub-mounted electric motors and a lithium ion battery pack that’s said to allow for a range of 150 kilometers.

EDAG light car fq

What is an open-source car you could ask? According to German design firm EDAG, it’s a concept car for the future that any firm is able to refine as it sees fit. Still make no sense? Well its a futuristic promotional vehicle really, and the first version of the Light Car – Open Source is set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The basic bones of the concept are suitably space-age, with a structure made from basalt fibre, which is like carbon fibre but cheaper and fully recyclable, and organic LEDs under the glass-like outer skin that can be shaped any way the user pleases. Those LEDs make up the interior cockpit, headlamps and the entire rear hatch, which can be used as a billboard to communicate with other motorists.

What would powers the car? Electricity, of course, and the Light Car uses a set of hub-mounted electric motors and a lithium ion battery pack that’s said to allow for a range of 150 kilometers.

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