Team Wikispeed Collaboration

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Introduction[edit]

  • Started as personal project in 2006, much greater concept came in 2008
  • Joe Justice commits to share all that he knows on cars with Open Source Ecology.
  • $180k/year. $110k/year to Team Wikispeed.
  • Team wikispeed: $400k away from ultra-efficient car.
  • 6 days per week.
  • Wikispeed is agile/scrum/lean, but not exactly that.

Step 1[edit]

Define a minimum marketable feature

Here is the ultraefficient modular car

  • Today Team Wikispeed is - 2% of population
  • Early Adopters - 20%

Existing WikiSpeed drive train[edit]

  • Transmission/ 2WD
  • 40"x40"xn" tall cradle with standardized electrical connection
  • 0-80 ohm signal coming in
  • transmission and differential in engine unit
  • Power level, f,r,park signal, fuel level, temperature - signals to dashboard
  • Axles out of sch 80 SAE 4130 pipe

Opensource critique of old open source = people paid by size of their ego[edit]

  • There was a lot of information hiding until release
  • Antisocial person was stereotype
  • 250 lb sweaty guy who says 'I control the internet'
  • Not the zen buddhist, but cult of personality

Team Wikispeed: Our methodology[edit]

http://www.youtube.com/wikispeed#p/a/u/0/9c_XWlVwdTc 6min 48 sec.

  • WIKISPEED's modular cars, showing the car build by our Michigan team:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTDCQMjbc40 4min 53 sec.

Bottom one is deep with ethics.

Other[edit]

What was the process for making sure that you fit safety standards? I'm thinking about how do we do this for other machines, is the process transferable?

Spira[edit]

The Spira is a very safe, very light, very simple, very economical vehicle. I propose that the Spira concept of a foam body makes for significant advantages for the OSE vehicle program. I further suggest that the vehicle have pedal cranks making it a human hybrid. Contact me at [email protected] for further information.

Driving the Spira - saving lives. 21:10

Gizmag article 186 images

spira4u.com