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Defense News - United States

 
 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 12:21 AM
 
Dassault Systèmes and Local Motors joint team to deliver the first co-created military vehicle.
Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that it has teamed with Local Motors (Chandler, AZ) to deliver the first co-created military vehicle.
     

Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that it has teamed with Local Motors (Chandler, AZ) to deliver the first co-created military vehicle.
FLYPmode military vehicle

     

Local Motors’ community was asked to develop a vehicle body design that could support two types of missions – Combat Reconnaissance and Combat Delivery & Evacuation. Thanks to Dassault Systèmes’ Version 6 platform and Local Motors’ expertise in crowd-based design and manufacturing, the winning vehicle went from concept to working prototype in less than six months.

Participants in the challenge submitted their designs online for review. Feedback from the community of more than 12,000 designers and enthusiasts enabled participants to incorporate novel ideas and concepts from their peers, helping to create a better vehicle in an open source process. After receiving and validating more than 150 design entries, Victor Garcia’s FLYPMode design was named the winner of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Crowd-derived Combat-support vehicle (XC2V) Design Challenge and was subsequently built into an operational prototype.


The FLYPMode was designed with 360 degree visibility and protection being top priority. The vehicle uses a common chassis capable of performing both combat resupply and medical evacuation missions, and has room enough for six passengers.

A modular interior allows for many parts be to either be quickly removed for increased speed, or added to provide a wide range of additional technologies. This ability to be configured on the spot allows the vehicle to perform in both combat and search and rescue situations.

 
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