Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Episode 13 - Crowdsourcing auto design with Local Motors

  • Broadcast in Social Networking
janet Fouts

janet Fouts


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow janet Fouts.

Call in to speak with the host

When John (Jay) Rogers was deployed as a marine in Iraq he was inspired by Amory B. Lovins' book "Winning the Oil Endgame" to create an environmentally focused car company that offers not just better mileage, but a more efficient process start to finish. Local Motors uses crowd-sourcing design techniques and production is done in "micro-factories" where prospective owners can watch or even participate in the process of building their car. Tune in this week to hear about these game-changing concepts as we talk with Jay about his inspiration and what it's taught him about the power of crowds.