Posts with tag: ‘auto’

Google Automotive Trends Report Shows What People Want Out of Their Cars

Every year, Google publishes a report on trends for the automotive industry. This is different from other industry trend reports, because it comes from searches typed by Google users. Market research firms often rely on focus groups, consumer surveys, and complex formulas. Of course, Google is privy to a data set many envy, so it leverages that advantage. The idea, as claimed by the tech giant, is that this sampling of buyer interests and intents is more representative of the whole range of consumers in different markets. I won’t bore you with Google’s methodology, since you can read all about it in the report.

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Daihatsu & Stratasys include the customer in the design process

If there’s one thing I know about our Community, it’s that you guys like designing cars. And engines. A lot. So when I saw that the Stratasys mothership had forged a partnership with Japanese automaker Daihatsu to create the first-ever automotive mass customization effort using 3D printing, it seemed like something you’d want to know about. Printing replacement parts (like a new grill, for example) is now very much a reality for Daihatsu owners. And if product parts don't blow your hair back, you can also print custom skins for whichever body panel you like. Pretty cool. Full article here.

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