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Caterham Teams Up with Project Splitwheel to Create First-Ever Open-Source Car

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| Conceived of as a similar proposition to open-source software and
| user-moderated resources like Wikipedia, Project Splitwheel will give
| automotive enthusiasts of all stripes unprecedented influence on the design
| of a car. The project is open to anyone who cares to join, regardless of
| their background in cars, design or engineering, or their location in the
| world. Users will collaborate through the forums on the Project Splitwheel
| Web site and submit their suggestions and designs there for peer review.
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http://wot.motortrend.com/6339675/fu...car/index.html

Recent:

BMW seeking partners for open-source car software platform

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| At the Convergence 2008 conference on automotive electronics yesterday, BMW
| revealed it is looking for partners as it pursues an open-source car
| computing platform. The German company is enthusiastic about the potential
| for such an open-source system's potential to keep up with the rapid advances
| in technology and features in the multimedia and digital entertainment areas.
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http://www.motorauthority.com/bmw-se...-platform.html


BMW Presents Open Source Telematics Protocol

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| BMW has joined forces with telematics service providers Connexis LLC and
| WirelessCar to establish a more stable and uniform interface infrastructure *
| for delivering end-to-end telematics services.
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http://www.autospectator.com/cars/te...atics-protocol


Related:

OSMB: OScar, the Open Source car

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| The first to be presented was the Open Source car called OScar.
| For eight years, a community that has grown to far over 1,000
| people has been working on the development of a car based on
| Open Source, though the project's founder Markus stressed that
| the goal is development, not production. The automotive industry
| has, however, already showed interest in the concept.
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http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...180/from/rss09


Open-Source Car Project Gears Up

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| The open-source movement responsible for software like Linux and
| Mozilla's Web browser, Firefox, is proving contagious: A German
| entrepreneur is applying the same approach to automobile design.
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http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2006/1...20061218110030
http://tinyurl.com/ucuws
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