Wikispeed

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Wikispeed is an automotive manufacturer that produces modular design cars. Wikispeed was a competitor in the Progressive Automotive X Prize competition in 2010.[1][2] The car debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan in January 2011.[3][4]

Wikispeed was founded by Joe Justice and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. In 2011, Joe Justice gave a TedTalk explaining the management style implemented by the Wikispeed team.[5]

Wikispeed innovates by applying scrum development techniques borrowed from the software world. They use open source tools and lean management methods to improve their productivity.[6]

On July 24, 2012, Wikispeed announced that they would accept Bitcoin as payment.[7]

On January 6, 2015, Wikispeed announced that they have been unable to create a working engine module since their second model and called on the community for help. On February 15, 2015, Wikispeed announced an update that they have produced another working engine module.[8]

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  1. ^ "Wikispeed". Progressive Auto Xprize. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Blanco, Sebastian (2010-05-10). "Automotive X-Prize: Wikispeed Team Collaborates, Struggles with SGT01 Modular Car". green.autoblog.com. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011 NAIAS: Wikispeed SGT01". autoevolution. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Stenquist, Paul (January 11, 2011). "Wikispeed SGT01 Awaits an Angel". The New York Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8jdx-lf2Dw
  6. ^ "From Henry Ford to Joe Justice : WikiSpeed, Manufacturing in the Age of Open Collaboration". Ouishare.net. 2012-10-25. 
  7. ^ "WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin [PRESS RELEASE]". 2012-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Wikispeed Needs You!". 

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