Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Open-Source Car Development

FastCompany brings to our attention various automotive-wikipedia projects on the go from around the world. The aim for all of the designers and engineers featured is to create the next generation automobile for the people, keeping in mind the all-important issue of environmental sustainability.

The above is an artist's rendering of the one of the projects called "Kernel", currently under development by the Society for Sustainable Mobility's Open Source Green Vehicle Project. The Kernel is said to be a seven-passenger SUV that will get around 3 litres per 100 kilometers, sell for about $30,000, and have the performance of a Porsche Cayenne.