U.S. Military Now Crowd-Sourcing Designs for Future Combat VehiclesFebruary 23, 2011 0 Comments
Hoping to reduce their normal 10-20 year design cycle for future military tech by a factor of 10, DARPA has opened up design for the next generation of rescue vehicles to the general public. In response, they've received dozens of ideas from ordinary people through a social media contest called XC2V Challenge. Similar to how Wikipedia functions, the military hopes that the expertise available through crowd-sourcing builds and compounds upon itself.
DARPA will judge the submissions and build a concept model from the winner in June. Final submissions are due March 3. The program offers $10,000 in prizes.