Have you always dreamed of becoming an automobile designer and coming up with your absolute dream car from your imagination? Fantastic news, your dream car might possibly be a reality in the near future. Hackrod, the California-based digital manufacturing company, hopes to become the first car company that allows customers to design and 3D-print the car of their dreams.
Right now, Hackrod has created the La Bandita speedster, the “world’s first car designed in virtual reality, engineered with AI and 3D-printed, full size, in structural alloy.” What Hackrod said, plus it is a beautiful-looking car. Hackrod has teamed up with German manufacturing company Siemens to push the boundaries of 3D-printing. Hackrod plans to not only offer the La Bandita, but offer their digital expertise to “empower the everyman to create the vehicle of his dreams or needs.”
Hackrod utilized VR and machine learning to create the La Bandita, and expect those technologies to allow the regular customer to design their very own car to fit their needs. Hackrod plans their future factories to be powered by the Siemens Digital Innovation Platform. The technology 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.” The future is now.