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Mouser Electronics has launched the latest season of its web series, Empowering Innovation Together. Hosted by Grant Imahara (Mythbusters) the new four-part season, called “Engineering Big ideas,” will explore the product design and engineering process from conception all the way to commercialization.

“The people who are changing our world are starting from an idea and bringing it all the way through to finished product with the power of their intellect, training, tools, and available products,” Imahara said. “I’m looking forward to showcasing some incredible technology innovations this year.”

In the season premier, Imahara visits Nikola Motor Company, a designer of hybrid trucks, and interviews company CEO, Trevor Milton, and key team members about Nikola’s design engineering processes and the challenges of making its various vehicles, including “the most technologically advanced truck in the world,” a reality. Imahara also explores how the company has implemented VR into its design process, and how it is working with partners on new hydrogen fuel solutions.

First launched in 2015, the Empowering Innovation Together series has explored a number of emerging and innovative concepts ranging from IoT and smart cities to advanced robotics. “Innovation is what drives technologists, from makers to professional designers and developers,” Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics, said in a press statement. “We are inspired by the drive we see in our customers to continually create and improve the products, services and solutions that can transform our day-to-day lives.”

The first episode of “Engineering Big Ideas” can be watched below. Future episodes will be released on the Mouser Electronics website and YouTube channel.

Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at  Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.

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