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Local Motors

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About Local Motors

Local Motors designs, manufactures, and deploys vehicles. Founded in 2007 with a belief in open collaboration, Local Motors began low-volume vehicle manufacturing of open-source designs utilizing a micro-factory model. It is the company behind the autonomous, electric vehicle, Olli.

Headquarters Location

7400 W. Detroit St.

Chandler, Arizona, 85226,

United States


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Local Motors Patents

Local Motors has filed 7 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing processes
  • Fused filament fabrication
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Metalworking, 3D printing processes, Bulk material handling, Sport bikes, Standard motorcycles


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Metalworking, 3D printing processes, Bulk material handling, Sport bikes, Standard motorcycles



Latest Local Motors News

Saudi Arabia Autonomous Vehicle Markets Report 2023: Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2018-2027 with Local Motors, GM, Ford, Nissan and Kia Dominating

Mar 29, 2023

News provided by Share this article Share this article Saudi Arabia autonomous vehicle market is anticipated to register robust growth in the forecast period, 2023-2027 The primary drivers for the Saudi Arabia autonomous vehicle market are an increase in focus on road safety, the growing construction of connected infrastructure, and the development of smart cities. Also, the favorable government policies for the automotive industry and the high-end investments by the market players for research and development activities to upgrade the existing infrastructure are expected to boost the demand for Saudi Arabia autonomous vehicle market over the next five years. A surge in Focus on Road Safety Drives the Market Growth The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has put road safety as one of the National Transformation Program pillars to achieve the targets set by Saudi Vision 2030. Also, the country aims to lower the number of road accidents to reduce the financial burden and loss of lives. The advent of autonomous vehicles is expected to improve the existing road systems. They offer multiple advantages such as limited fuel use, enhanced safety of the passengers, and traffic congestion. An autonomous vehicle is integrated with different sensors that generate real-time information and help passengers make informed decisions. Also, the artificial intelligence-based traffic management system that connects to the autonomous vehicles' sensors and can optimize the traffic signals can predict merging and slowdowns. There are fewer lane changes, and the road traffic becomes more orderly, which improves road safety significantly. The growing focus on road safety and advancements regarding connectivity and security in the automotive industry is expected to play a significant role in boosting the growth of Saudi Arabia autonomous vehicle market over the next five years. Development of Digital Infrastructure Supports the Market Growth Automation technology is gaining momentum in various industries, increasing efficiency, and overall performance. The rapid adoption of advanced technologies which can help generate real-time insights, such as internet of things technology, is expected to transform the automotive industry. Companies are investing in the construction of digital platforms that can automate the street and traffic lights and help surveillance the streets. The autonomous vehicle can communicate with smart streetlights, which lowers the chances of traffic congestion and ensures smooth traffic flow. Saudi Arabia is working on strengthening the digital infrastructure by deploying the 5G infrastructure and investing in the construction of new 6,500 towers. The developments in the telecommunication industry to advance the digital structure of the country are expected to pave the way for Saudi Arabia autonomous vehicle market growth through the forecast period. Advancements in Autonomous Vehicle Boost the Market Growth With the advancements in the 5G technology, the autonomous vehicle is expected to witness significant changes as the foundation of autonomous driving is a fast and reliable network. 5G technology enables the vehicle to connect to everything smoothly. The increase in the stringency of road safety regulations is making autonomous vehicle manufacturers develop technology that can be integrated with smartphones. Also, the recent technological advancements in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the up gradation of sensors like RADAR, GPS, and others are improving the performance of autonomous vehicles. The technological advancements and the launch of better-performing vehicles in the market are expected to fuel the growth of Saudi Arabia's autonomous vehicle market for the next five years. Competitive Landscape Local Motors Passenger Car L1 Semi-Autonomous ICE Northern & Central

Local Motors Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Local Motors founded?

    Local Motors was founded in 2007.

  • Where is Local Motors's headquarters?

    Local Motors's headquarters is located at 7400 W. Detroit St., Chandler.

  • What is Local Motors's latest funding round?

    Local Motors's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did Local Motors raise?

    Local Motors raised a total of $15M.

  • Who are the investors of Local Motors?

    Investors of Local Motors include GameAbove Capital, Mirai Creation Fund, GE Ventures, Airbus Ventures and VTF Capital.

  • Who are Local Motors's competitors?

    Competitors of Local Motors include May Mobility and 1 more.

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