Accelerated by Siemens, Hackrod will create the world’s first car designed in virtual reality, engineered with AI and 3D printed, full size, in the structural alloy. The ‘La Bandita’ speedster is intended to serve as proof of concept for an entirely new industrial design to production methodology. Hackrod’s factory of the future, powered by the Siemens Digital Innovation Platform, will enable individuals, start-ups and small enterprises the unprecedented capability to create the product or their needs or dreams as easily as playing a video game.
‘La Bandita’ speedster will be our proof of concept. The world’s first car designed in mixed reality, engineered by AI and made at the apex of advanced manufacturing. The ‘vehicle’ (pun intended) that will bring all these disparate and emerging technologies together into a new manufacturing paradigm.
Once we prove out the concept with a ‘concierge’ process we will quickly move to automate key tasks… bringing the vision of consumer as co-creator vehicle design much closer to reality.