The designs invited into the Design Process section will be chosen by the community and
Local Motors Team – four projects have been chosen so far.
|PanTerra Concept by Filip Tejszerski, winner of the first Local Motors competition|
"These will be only the designs from with stellar reviews and
possibility, the most promising competition entries, and the highest potential designs
chosen from portfolios."
Included designers have the opportunity to work directly with the LM Design Team to further develop concepts.
The entire community is invited to give feedback and suggestions to effect the styling of the vehicle, but only the owner of the design and Local Motors will post iteration.
"This is a process all designers are familiar with, but this is the first time the Community is invited to participate collaboratively and through a web based studio."
|Design iteration for the P-51 Off-Road Rally concept by Sangho Kim|
As in a recent interview by Car Design Fetish, Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers said "We have emphasized style […] We want to build something that is really desirable and really simple to use."
|Mito by Victor Design|
In order to achieve this, Local Motors is going to develop very simple vehicles based on Space Frame architecture, where the body is separated from the chassis as opposed to the conventional unibody contruction.
|Ex-Ta-C by Me2|
"The Design Process section symbolizes a change of tides in the automotive industry, and is an example of collaborative car design."
"This area is meant to develop designers and their work in a design
process similar to what one might find in the top studios. We see this as an extension of real
"Castriota may have penned the Birdcage but he was guided by
Okuyama and a team of many others at Maserati. This same dance goes for David Rojas who
had Carl Zipfel and a whole team at Hummer not to mention Ed Welburn and the Ghost of
Harley Earl looking over his HX and pushing it to be the best it could be. And so on and so on goes the story of furthering design in a great studio."
For more information visit Local Motors’ Design Process page.
(Source: Local Motors)