11/2/2009

Local Motors, a Web startup, builds cars to order, based on sketches submitted and refined online by thousands of would-be designers. The company will produce the cars at smaller, localized facilities that will allow customers to get involved in the production process, as well as save on shipping costs. The company's first crowdsourced vehicle -- an offroader called the Rally Fighter -- is expected to go into production next year.

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