Don’t Like The Back End Of Your EV? Just Swap It Out. Modular, Self-Driving EDIT Debuts

JUN 15 2017 BY MARK KANE 2

‘EDIT’ Self-Driving Car by OSVehicle from OSVehicle on Vimeo.

OSVehicle (which readers might recognize as being part of the Renault Twizy open source project) has released images of the first open sourced, modular self-driving car – the  ‘EDIT’, which will be available for companies (B2B) looking for customized and diverse EVs solutions.

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

The pricing and the detailed specs are to be available soon (so basically, we now very little on the project right now – other than the concept itself).

But what we do know, is that its modular technology enables the easy replacement of key components, such as the electric motor, battery pack and cargo space.

Swapable everything if you will.

The ‘EDIT’ will be customizable both in the inside and outside:

Extremely customizable outside

The body is divided into 5 main parts, 4 moulds (front, rear, roof and double symmetrical door), optimizing production and decreasing costs.
A friendly shape, easily transformable according to the needs of the customer that could help the transition towards a different layout of the autonomous driving cars of the future. Easy to repair and upgrade to transition faster to a zero emission and zero fatality mobility.

and inside

The interiors can provide different settings from level 1 to 5 of autonomous driving. In a level 5 version, there is a “vis a vis” seating layout with a comfortable table in the central area without steering wheel where you can work while the vehicle is driving you from A to B.

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

Company promises autonomous driving capability (Level 1 to Level 5 depending on configuration).

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

Here is more details about the project:


‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

Since our debut at Y Combinator (W16) in Silicon Valley, we’ve had ongoing and constant conversations with thousands of people around the World, excited to learn more about TABBY EVO.
Despite its simplicity, TABBY started a revolution, empowering entrepreneurs to start their own companies, brands and EVs, but most wanted more. So in 2016, we started working on a new project in stealth mode, crunching all the data and feedback we received. We proudly present you with ‘EDIT’, a data-driven project, based on all the feedback we received from our community.
We realized that many companies and startups want to enter the New Mobility industry to provide solutions that big car manufacturers cannot, but…

  1. For most the time to market is too long (even once we reduced it in half with TABBY EVO)
  2. The investments of some millions of USD is not feasible for many companies
  3. Customizing the vehicle is a necessity, not only for branding but also for specific features for services and advanced ones like connected car and self-driving
  4. Services are growing, but most transportation-related services are struggling to be sustainable financially and environmentally because they employ traditional vehicles, vehicles not designed and engineered for their specific services, that often under heavy usage breaks in less than 2 years
  5. Self-Driving startups are struggling with reverse engineering and to cost-effectively integrate the newest technology into the closed design of cars already in the market.

‘EDIT’ provides a solution to all of these problems.

How are we doing it?
We went back to Europe, talking to our friends and partners who are working for the biggest auto OEM for decades, thinking how to make a future-proof car from your precious feedbacks.

And here it is… please say hello to ‘EDIT’

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

‘EDIT’ Modular Self-Driving Car

OSVehicle: Open Source & Distributed Vision from OSVehicle on Vimeo.

source: OSVehicle

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2 Comments on "Don’t Like The Back End Of Your EV? Just Swap It Out. Modular, Self-Driving EDIT Debuts"

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People customize cars, now they can do this.

Looks like a useful source of info for DIYers who want to build their own car or truck.

But most people, when buying a car for daily driving or a truck to make deliveries for their business, would prefer to buy a vehicle from a company which actually has some experience in building such vehicles; a company with an established record of reliability and safety. It seems rather foolish to bet your life, or your company’s income, on a prototype vehicle.