Local Motors launches Urban Mobility Challenge: Berlin 2030
The Urban Mobility Challenge: Berlin 2030 aims to identify innovative and imaginative solutions to Berlin’s transportation issues sourced from an online community of engineers and transport designers.
Local Motors has identified Berlin as a technology hub to be its testbed for the European market, while Urban Mobility has been selected as a core issue in a densely populated area such as the EU.
Once the solutions have been identified and prizes have been awarded, the ideas will be presented to key stakeholders in Berlin, while Local Motors promises to bring the product ideas to life at a Microfactory in Berlin using Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM), a process that includes 3D-printing among other components.
The Microfactory in Berlin will be the first Local Motors presence outside of the United States and will include an LM Lab, a free space for the local community to collaborate, learn and experiment on the latest in vehicle and manufacturing technologies.
Entries to the Urban Mobility Challenge can be submitted until 5 June. Voting will last from 9 June to 18 June.