WIKISPEED is redeveloping automotive control using the open-development Arduino and Netduino platforms.
Our team of talented volunteer hardware and software engineers is finding new and interesting ways to modularize the functions of controlling the WIKISPEPED car. These will allow drop-in replacements for sub systems without having expensive reengineering when the customer or market dictate change.
Our tablet-based dashboard will allow the customization of instrumentation to suite clients’ preferences without any actual changes to the hard structure of the car. The possibility of changing the car's security systems from RFID to biometric by simply changing the System Access module is an example of how this abstraction of systems allows for an almost infinite set of permutations of configuration.
As well as using open-sourced hardware platforms, the team is also using the open-development project of Fritzing labs for the design and fabrication of its PCB and the distribution of design ideas between the team members.
This ideal of collaborative working is part of the DNA of WIKISPEED, and all contributors are able to share code through our Sourceforge repositories where you will find all the Fritzing files and source for the developments we are undertaking.
If you feel you have a talent that you can offer or help in the development in some way, please contact the team.
—Peter Baines, Head of Hardware R&D
WIKISPEED extends great thanks for great products and work to Alibre Design CAD software, Ampstech FEA software, Skunk2 Racing suspension products, Hondata automotive electronics, Carhartt fire-retardent work clothing, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Mohrcomposites composite prototyping, Advanced Autometric mechanics and fabrication (Hillsdale, MI, USA), South Seattle Community College, Frizting circuit design, EmbeddedAT electronics rapid prototyping, and many, many more organizations and individuals.
WIKISPEED thanks Photography by Cecilio for beautiful photo shoots.