Airbus, the global aerospace giant, and LM Industries, parent company of Local Motors and Launch Forth, have partnered to form Neorizon, a digital mobility start-up. The new collaborative venture is expected to provide innovative products with a focus on autonomous mobility.
Under the arrangement, both firms will bring their respective expertise in digital manufacturing, 3D printing and co-creation to create new mobility solutions for rapidly changing urban environments. The new venture will be headquartered at Airbus’ Ludwig-Bölkow-Campus near Munich, Germany, where a microfactory will be built for the company’s manufacturing operations.
Local Motors has a microfactory for its autonomous vehicles in West Knox County.