register gallery

Go Back   Mazdaspeed Forums > MSF News And Event Info > Site News & Events > Automotive News

Welcome to Mazdaspeed Forums .

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

*When you join MSF as a registered user, there will be No Ads.

*Registered Members get access to the Off Topic Area of the Forum

*Registered Members have an opportunity to upgrade their accounts to VIP, which brings a host of goddies for supporting MSF such as Raffles, Additional Forum Access, More PM Storage, The ability to upload more Images and many other enhancements.

*Registered members also get access to the live chat box!
Bookmark and Share LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 Old 03-12-2014, 06:40 AM   #1
Eatin' Your Tuna
Haltech's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Nator HQ - San Diego, CA
Posts: 109,627
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 10
Haltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the worldHaltech is the leader of the world
Thanks: 1,601
Thanked 41,988 Times in 8,186 Posts
Groans: 244
Groaned at 329 Times in 243 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Default How you can be part of an open-source Le Mans racer

Filed under: Motorsports, Hybrid, Etc., Racing

Open-source software isn't a new thing, even in the world of racing. Just take a look at the gorgeous Project Cars video game to see what we mean. What is, unusual, though, is an open-source car. And we aren't just talking about any car - we're talking about an open-source Le Mans prototype. Oh yes.

The brainchild of the UK's Nicolas Perrin, the open-source project, called Perrin MyTeam, allows just about anyone to contribute to an attempt to bring a hybrid-powered Le Mans prototype to the 24-hour race in 2015. Participants will have access to everything from CAD information on the car Perrin - an engineer and designer who previously worked in Formula One and sports car racing - designed to budgets, drawings, liveries and even team outfits. According to Perrin, there will be so much data available on the car itself that those with the means would actually be able to produce a miniature 3D print.

"From my extensive time in F1 and even when I was designing sports cars for others, I saw how secretive motorsport really is, preventing fans, enthusiastic students and engineers from getting involved and learning," Perrin said in a statement. "It doesn't have to be like that. We can create a true 'people's team' and by opening everything up, we aim to not only build up a fan base that gets involved to improve the car but also attract backers who share our values."

We'll admit, it's all a very, very intriguing idea. Whether it will ultimately be successful, though, is tougher to figure out. Take a look below for the official press release from Perrin MyTeam, and if you're interested in contributing your time and experience, head over to the team's website.Continue reading How you can be part of an open-source Le Mans racer

How you can be part of an open-source Le Mans racer originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Haltech is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Open source tune? Speedster07 2010 MS3 - ECU Computer Tuning 17 02-04-2013 05:43 PM
Open Source Tuning for my car TWOptSL0W MazdaSpeed 3/6 - ECU Computer Tuning 4 12-05-2012 06:47 PM
Ford and Bug Labs partner on open-source in-car platform Haltech Automotive News 0 09-14-2011 05:10 AM
BMW wants to help develop open-source in-vehicle platform Haltech Automotive News 0 10-24-2008 03:10 PM
Google Android open-source OS could come to cars Haltech Automotive News 0 09-25-2008 05:40 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:16 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS
©Copyright 2008 ; 2019 Cymru Internet Services LLC | FYHN™ Autosports HQ
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
Page generated in 0.25135 seconds with 20 queries