That’s right, there are those who believe that open source can extend beyond the production of software and into hardware as well: namely, the production of automobiles.
OScar appears to have led the way back in 2000 with this opening mission statement on its website
A community of people plans and develops a new car in the web. The idea is about the goal to develop a simple and innovative car, but also about the way how this goal is achieved. We would like to convey the idea of Open Source to “hardware”…
One thing we can probably count on: open-source cars won’t run as slowly as Firefox.