Open-source car

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An open-source car is a car with open design: designed as open-source hardware, using open-source principles.


Open-source cars include:

  • SGT01 from Wikispeed
  • OScar: started in 1999, still in concept phase as of 2013.
  • OSVehicle Tabby: Tabby is the first OSVehicle: an industrializable, production ready, versatile, universal chassis.[1][2]
  • Common, Dutch electric car (2009)[3][4]
  • OSCav, an open-source compressed air vehicle
  • eCorolla, an electric vehicle conversion
  • LifeTrac tractor [5] from Open Source Ecology
  • Luka EV, an electric car production platform which first car is the Luka EV.[6] Only Mrk I & II are open source, the source was closed in July 2016 to allow commercial production of Mrk III
  • Google Community Vehicle, a multi-purpose mode of transport. It can be used as a farm vehicle that attaches to farming equipment or as a means to transport the produce. This car was create by an Indian team for the 2016 Michelin Challenge Design, “Mobility for All International Design Competition”[7]

Self-driving car prototypes have collected petabytes of data. Some companies, including Daimler, Baidu, Aptiv, Lyft, Waymo, Argo AI, Ford and Audi have publicly released datasets under more-or-less open licenses.[8]

Other open-source vehicles[edit]

Many open-source vehicles come in the form of velomobiles, like the PUUNK,[9] the Hypertrike,[10] the evovelo mö[11][12] or the Atomic Duck velomobile.[13]

Other open-source vehicles include the Xtracycle.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bruce Sterling. "Tabby, the Open Source Vehicle". 2013.
  2. ^ "Ampelio Macchi presenta Tabby, il primo scooter ibrido a 4 ruote in open source" ("Ampelio Macchi presents Tabby, the first hybrid scooter with 4 wheels in open source")
  3. ^ Kevin Hall (14 July 2009). "'Common,' the opens-source car that anyone can design".
  4. ^ "c,mm,n". Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  5. ^ "LifeTrac – Open Source Ecology".
  6. ^ "Luka EV – MW Motors"
  7. ^ "2016 Michelin Challenge Design: Indian Team Wins With The Google Community Vehicle – Overdrive". Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  8. ^ Adi Singh. "Open source holds the key to autonomous vehicles". 2020.
  9. ^ Alexander Vittouris, Mark Richardson"Designing for Velomobile Diversity: Alternative opportunities for sustainable personal mobility" Archived 16 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. 2012.
  10. ^ Hypertrike
  11. ^ Derek Markham."It's a Tricycle, It's an EV, It's Another Solar-Electric Velomobile!".
  12. ^ Glenn Meyers. "Evovelo Head-Turner: Solar-Electric mö".
  13. ^ ""Atomic Duck velomobile"". Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.