Mouser Electronics Inc. together with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara debut a video today showing the working build of a transformative vehicle cockpit for a 3D-printed autonomous vehicle. It is the latest series from Mouser’s highly popular Empowering Innovation Together™ educational program.
The video shows the new vehicle design, which is the inspiration of the winner of a recent global design contest. The new design features a drone mounted on the rear of the vehicle that, when launched, gives the driver an unprecedented birds-eye view of the surroundings while the car is in self driving mode. The driver can then watch the drone’s footage on the windshield via a viewing screen, giving the driver a 360-degree perspective of the surroundings.
Features of this innovative build combine electronic components from Mouser’s valued manufacturer partners and platinum sponsors of the series, Maxim and Murata.
In addition to platinum sponsors Maxim and Murata, gold sponsors Lumileds and Phoenix Contact made this build possible.
To watch the video, go to https://youtu.be/9HkWI8_ETXY
To learn more about all of Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together series, visit http://www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation