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Post by arkmundi » Jan 03, 2015 4:13 pm

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Post by arkmundi » Jan 03, 2015 4:18 pm

The idea of this came to me by way of the 3D Printed E-car thread. I signed up at https://www.osvehicle.com/ and I'm interested in seeing where this might go.

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Re: OSVehicle

Post by LockH » May 22, 2017 4:14 pm

ESB "Search found 12 matches: +OSVehicle". OSVehicle in the news again:

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OSVehicle Reveals Modular Ready-To-Use Self-Driving EV:
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/22/os ... riving-ev/

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The Y Combinator–backed startup OSVehicle has revealed what it claims to be the first modular “ready-to-use self-driving EV” product out there. It is a “white label” product (any branding is fine) and various design cues can be implemented.
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That sounds, overall, like an idea that can probably get some traction behind it, though it remains to be seen if OSVehicle will be able to take advantage of this potential market opening or if some other company will have to follow in its footsteps at a later point and do something similar.
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Post by Hillhater » May 22, 2017 7:34 pm

I will try to be the voice of common sense here without offending too many...
Too many statements in that video to comment on fully, but here are a few...
.current vehicle design is a result of the product evolveing and adapting in response to the market requirement..not because it is stuck ina fixed paradyme.
Vehicle production is not a process developed for designers, engineers, marketing types, or workers,...to have equal oportunities to contribute to some self satisfying occupation.....it is just a means of producing saleable vehicles at minimum cost...IE.. Its a BUSINESS ! not a lifestyle
Taking an hour for 2 men to assemble a "golf cart" with no body panels, is not revolutionary... Modern car factories produce vehicles at many times that rate.
As they say.... History is littered with good intentions.
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Post by LockH » May 22, 2017 7:38 pm

^^ Hehe... Note too, this thread 2+ years old, and so far just pretty pics.

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Re: OSVehicle

Post by arkmundi » May 25, 2017 7:44 am

The mass production and sell-for-profit automotive industry is indeed a business. But the visionaries behind OSVehicle saw something else, of lots and lots of people forging something together in the spirit of open-source and in the modus of the internet of things, 3D printing and so forth. As such its more learning lab. That the experiment continues is a form of success.

Like Tesla continues, also behind a vision of a different future of cars and their manufacture. Even though Elon Musk has yet to deliver a profit, and may never, in direct violation of one of the principles of business enterprise, the making of money. I'm glad that such undertakings exist. Note that Ford, GM and other "profitable" enterprises have lost valuable personnel to Tesla. So in fact designers, engineers and other brainiacs see the potential, even if that vision does not compute in the board room.

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