Mouser Electronics, Grant Imahara and Local Motors Reimagine Autonomous Driving Experience

Mouser Electronics Inc. is teaming up with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to build a fully transforming vehicle cockpit for 3D-printed autonomous vehicles. It is the latest series from Mouser’s highly popular Empowering Innovation Together™ educational program.

A new video previews the exciting 3D project. The build will focus on reimagining the interior of the Local Motors Strati, the world’s first 3D-printed vehicle, to highlight the extraordinary possibilities with autonomous car design. Features of this innovative build will combine electronic components from Mouser’s valued manufacturer partners and Platinum Sponsors of the series, Maxim and Murata. The design, created by Finn Younkers of Rhode Island, features a drone mounted on the rear of the vehicle that, when launched, gives the driver an unprecedented birds-eye-view of the surroundings. Younkers’ design was chosen as the winner of the Local Motors Challenge.

In addition to the platinum sponsors Maxim and Murata, gold sponsors Lumileds and Phoenix Contact made this build possible.

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