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Ford Adding EksoVest Exoskeletons to 15 Automotive Plants

After successful pilots at two plants in Dearborn, Michigan the past 16 months, Ford is rolling out 75 upper body EksoVest exoskeletons across 15 automotive plants worldwide. The automaker has partnered with Ekso Bionics to augment its employee’s capabilities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Romania, China and Thailand in the coming months. The is the largest…

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Lyft continues self-driving car efforts with new partnerships

Ride share company Lyft is driving full speed ahead in efforts to support the self-driving vehicle industry with several new partnerships just this month. Yesterday, Ford Motor Co. announced it is working with Lyft to deploy Ford’s autonomous vehicles using the ride sharing service. Together, the companies plan to develop software that will connect the…

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Why Silicon Valley Is Eager to Take on Detroit

We tend to think of cars as a mature technology. They’re good enough to be boring. But something weird is happening. Silicon Valley is eyeing the car business. First it was… read more

A Custom Pedal-Powered Roadster

A ’32 Ford roadster body (a small one), plus a modified a pedal chassis, makes this beautiful pedal carRead more on MAKE

The Hackmobile, Coming to a Town Near You!

We’ve seen many novel uses of the Ford Transit Connect over the past couple of years. Makers have modified this vehicle to suit their needs, be it a mobile photography studio, for remote excursions to a drone launchpad, or even as a delivery vehi…

The Hackmobile Unveiled

The Hackmobile made its debut at the 9th annual Maker Faire Bay Area. It’s a spacious wagon converted into a mobile makerspace on wheels! Check it out.Read more on MAKE

Sneak Peek of the Hackmobile, the First Ultimate Maker Vehicle

Here’s a peek inside the Hackmobile, winner of the first Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge. The vehicle is currently being fabricated by CGS Motorsports and will be unveiled at Maker Faire Bay Area this Saturday morning!Read more on MAKE

Makerspace on Wheels: Building the Hackmobile

We’re excited to announce the Hackmobile, winner of last year’s Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge, which is currently being fabricated and will be unveiled at Maker Faire Bay Area on Saturday, May 17th.Read more on MAKE

Presenting Twin Cities Maker with a $10K Check for their Hackmobile

And the winner is: the Hackmobile, the brainchild of four makers based at Minneapolis’s Hack Factory! The Hackmobile’s designers take home first-place honors and a $10,000 check in the Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge, an engineering design contest…

Announcing the Winners of the Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge

Congratulations to all the makers who competed in the first Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge. From 10 awesome entries, here are the winners!Read more on MAKE