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Chip Shortage Highlights U.S. Dependence on Fragile Supply Chain

60 Minutes

01:58 min | 2 weeks ago

Chip Shortage Highlights U.S. Dependence on Fragile Supply Chain

"Car companies across the globe have had to idle production and workers because of a shortage of semiconductors often referred to as microchips or just chips there the tiny operating brains inside just about every modern device like smartphones hospital ventilators even fighter jets as we first reported in may the pandemic sent chip demand soaring unexpectedly as we bought computers electronics to work. Study and play from home but while more and more chips are needed in the us. Fewer and fewer of them are manufactured here. Intel is the biggest american chipmaker its most advanced fabrication. Plant or fab for short is located outside phoenix arizona. New ceo pat gelsinger invited us on a tour to see how incredibly complex the manufacturing process. Is i we had to suit up to avoid contaminating. The pfaff head cover on bunny suit zipped goggles gloves ready to go. I'm christine everything in this environment is control together. We stepped into a place with some of the most sophisticated new technology on earth. To ask you why. We're all yellow yellow filters remove light rays that are harmful to the process overhead a computerized highway transport's materials from one machine to the next the process involves thousands of steps where layer upon layer of microscopic circuitry is etched onto these silicon implants. That are then chopped up into chips. That will end up in. Say your computer. Making just one can take six months.

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True or False: Debunking Money Myths

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

02:13 min | Last month

True or False: Debunking Money Myths

"True or false lease like our. It's simple cheap. False car-leasing is one of the biggest scams in the finance world. Carleen plans were invented by the car companies. Why the heck do you think created them in the first place or funsies for charity. Now they did not. They did it to make money for them and not for you. And i'm not on their side. I'm on yours drawer false. You can negotiate your credit card rate true. I've done this a bunch of times. I've helped listeners negotiate with their own credit card companies. in fact everything is negotiable. So ask for what you want or you'll never get it the end drawer. False package deals always offer the best breaks false ish if you're moving into a new apartment and you think you'll be using cable wifi and a landline. Sure you'll save money on a package deal but are you actually using the lamb line or are you just paying for it because the website says it can save you big big bright all caps bubble letters and are you actually going to watch any of those premium channels. I wouldn't so if you're not planning to use all of the programs in the package no matter what it says in those all caps promotions. The cartman you is the way you wanna go true or false you can use your full spending limit on your credit card false. I know if you get approved for a five thousand dollar credit limit you think the limit is five thousand dollars but if you max out your credit card your score is going to take a major hit so your actual spending max should be between thirty and thirty five percent of what you're on. Paper spending limit is true or false. You will need to make a will no matter how much money you have true. There is a common misconception that you only need to write a will. If you're a mega rich bitch. Living in a mega mansion. That is not true. Even if you're not a rich bitch yet you probably have some assets and if you don't have a will the state will decide what happens to those assets and of the state you better than you know yourself probably not so get that will done because where there's will there's a way

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Buy A Car (MM #3787)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Buy A Car (MM #3787)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. If you're planning on buying a car, whether used or new, it's going to be tough right now. Of course, because of these chip, shortages also took a stock shortages on the dealer. Lots and some car companies have decided they're probably going to use this as a way to change, how they sell cars because soon it will be no longer about just walking into a lot and finding the car you want. Don't want need to order it now, you can go into a car dealership right now and buy what you want. You just can't necessarily get it for four to six weeks or maybe even six months, depending upon the vehicle because you're basically ordering it customized. Well, some car manufacturers, including forward, think that may be the way to go back in the ancient days of car building. So many car manufacturers did it. So a picture the other day of Ford F-150 trucks sitting there in, huge parking, lots near the factory, without some of them, they needed, they can't move them, they can't go anywhere, they can't even sell the cars without those chips, to make them work. That's wasted resources, wasted inventory and means wasted money. The way you buy a car could be changing for good. Are you ready for that month?

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Buy A Car (MM #3787)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Buy A Car (MM #3787)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. If you're planning on buying a car, whether used or new, it's going to be tough right now. Of course, because of these chip, shortages also took a stock shortages on the dealer. Lots and some car companies have decided they're probably going to use this as a way to change, how they sell cars because soon it will be no longer about just walking into a lot and finding the car you want. Don't want need to order it now, you can go into a car dealership right now and buy what you want. You just can't necessarily get it for four to six weeks or maybe even six months, depending upon the vehicle because you're basically ordering it customized. Well, some car manufacturers, including forward, think that may be the way to go back in the ancient days of car building. So many car manufacturers did it. So a picture the other day of Ford F-150 trucks sitting there in, huge parking, lots near the factory, without some of them, they needed, they can't move them, they can't go anywhere, they can't even sell the cars without those chips, to make them work. That's wasted resources, wasted inventory and means wasted money. The way you buy a car could be changing for good. Are you ready for that month?

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Facebook Recalls and Pauses Oculus Quest 2 Sales

Daily Tech News Show

00:57 sec | Last month

Facebook Recalls and Pauses Oculus Quest 2 Sales

"Right. Let's talk about something else. Facebook is doing the noodle a recall for car company is crazy a little bit of a recall yeah so facebook has paused sales of the oculus to to conduct a voluntary recall of the removable facial interface. So if you don't have an oculus there is when you put on your face. There is a removable skin. Like you know kind of Yeah that that that you're going to have on your skin if you don't have an not fitting right. Some users had reported that skin irritation from the foam in sort insert and the us consumer product safety commission issued an alert for those who do experience a reaction to stop using that insert and contact facebook to receive a free silicone cover instead. Well okay so oculus. Quest quest to sales will resume on august twenty. Fourth would the silicone in sort replacing. The foam

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"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

06:03 min | 2 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

"Things you can go and use a better route planner as a hassle navigation instead of google maps you can in future there will be other navigation apps as well so you can make choices and now provide us at come in from other corners set if you The attorney for choice. I mean you can listen to music from spotify choices and there there's an open system where different apps oh running and You can make your selection as a consumer yet but the hardware doesn't change how five years hence. Well let me ask you this special question. How long should pull start to test designing products for forever will be very very difficult. I mean that is. I saw some studies and sometimes really really difficult to keep a system that opened the permanently will try to upgraded. And you at some point realize well doesn't economically make sense anymore because you're start rebuilding the whole thing. And at some point the physical elements electric at components. I mean after a couple of decades. This is just not any more up-to-date fine so the capability of the car today to actually through software update be renewed and adapt is actually a big step to keep the electronics in a car in sync with the physical product and the batteries. Actually last an incredible long time the cost of the long lasting goods. I mean you will replace your computer and telephone far more of than your car so that this electronics and the software and the car became updateable over the air as a major step to actually make the car not feel old too early when the mechanics and everything is still working very well so for that reason i think we actually made a major improvement that nevertheless at some point in time in thirty forty years this card after it having been a second and third and car might reach the border of still appropriate technology. Okay fair enough that we cannot stop a forty years is a highest. It's watch more than i was expecting to be very reductive if i have a five year old smartphone. I know it's time that the absolute run on it processor is old. The battery might be king. It's time to get a new smartphone. Five five year old car. There's nothing to me that says it's time to get a new car. The car's price still working just fine but the software in it the the smartphone part of it. The center stack is on the same pace. Is the computer industry so now. I'm driving a car. That has five year old smartphone in the center of it in that part. I can't replace is that. Do you see that coming that you eventually be able to replace. Just the part of the car that needs to keep pace with the smartphone industry. That's built on. I will even five times Great product and too soft ban stuff. Will bill be absolutely still appropriate. That might be a new approach back at some point in time where you feel certain features and functionality. Is maybe more tempting for your enough having said that. That doesn't mean that your call being six. Seven years suddenly feels inappropriate. I very much believed that technology will keep quite a high value over time. You talk a lot about the design of the pulsar to and rethinking it and making look athletic. And when i look at cars and again. I watched all the car videos on youtube. Design of cars can be timeless. And then you sit down in a car. That's ten or fifteen years old in screen in the middle of small and the graphics are bad. And you're like this is dating the car more than the design trends of the moment and you're a designer. I'm wondering how you see that tension. I don't think that that this totally to culture and time is changing and the car. That is five six seven year. Old will definitely you will. You can tell that. This time has passed into exterior. They might be still appealing. And that is what. I love about the industry that they actually not this throwaway kind of aesthetics and products. But nevertheless you can you can of a so. I think it's pretty much in sync. And that was actually one of the reasons why i choose to when i was choosing that profession designer. Actually not necessarily that car phonetic that i would could only have imagined becoming cod designer but what i love about. That industry was that you actually spent that much. Decent time to make a product really really mature and and that you would make it not age quickly that you actually sheriff that it's quite a lot of money that it costs and it showed last long time and i think that aspect we still value quite high and so i feel pretty safe ground there. And that's we rather have a have that attitude you will build a house and how you invest into a house and that you respect that this is something where you put lots of resources and stuff in and that you try to make it really long lasting. I think that's a really good aspect of the country. One more quick break but when we return all talk to thomas about the challenge of charging networks and what the road ahead looks like all star. This episode is brought to you by hp plus in a world full of smart devices..

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"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

08:52 min | 2 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

"Maybe there will be something else on the never would connect to pacific technology as a core of the brand. That is for me like you know i once had a bossom are set. You know proper company. We need a combustion engine factory otherwise we another propokawa company and already at that point in time what you create is a brand and the brand has that that is a core value. Let me push the limit. I i would say that for the longest time. Maybe they didn't know it but companies like porsche. What have you. They were combustion engine companies. They were organized around this big heavy thing that you had to put in front of the car and they needed a gas tank and they needed to vent the exhaust out and they had to manage he all the stuff in the entire apparatus of designing and selling and maintaining their product was organized around the drivetrain and so even if they didn't know that they were combustion engine car companies. They had to build themselves around the the reality of the core piece of their product. When i talked to the ceo's of new car companies. They often say oh. The old car companies won't be able to do this because they have five hundred engineers who work on exhaust systems who will be resistant to change. And the opportunity with electric cars is to completely rethink a car from the ground up and to throw out all the baggage. Where do you see that bounce because you have. What is a fairly unique viewpoint. So far that. I've heard to a certain extent of is a problem to initiate. Now this change and from what has been company that has been so entirely busy with making combustion. Engine work in college actually. It's very difficult. Because it's quite funny way of changing and from going up and down into rotation so that it has its they solved it quite nicely but of course lots of people doing that. Both extremes to me a wrong. I mean that that combustion engine yes you really need a big effort to to change company from from that kind of locomotion going into that direction into a different direction. That's that's a hell of a task and that's of course disadvantage. They'd be real busy with that. We can fully concentrate on the new fine. It's again as well not just simply making a computer on a mobile on. It's still that kind of experience that you have to embrace. And that has a digital aspect. It has as well an emotional and physical aspect. The car is a moving object. It is still for mankind. Amazing experience that you can actually accelerate yourself faster than your own freak and carry you. I mean that is still an emotional experience so that combination embracing that. It is about an emotional experience that you have in your kind. That includes physical the digital aspect and sa- sensors that. I think you have to bring into the experience of the brand and to me. It's much more holistic experience that is not connected just to the eternity of one technology. At the moment. I'm in how much we embrace and cherish the element of bringing your digital life that you enjoy so much into the cosmos and make that seamless. I mean that is one of the big things is as important as having electric drive train and said that you actually have that ability to connect to your digital life in the car as much as you do it you know. Why is your cooking in the kitchen and the monster toss for companies and that still not solve one hundred percent. That's where we all busy but there's one big aspect is as well to customer relation which comes into the picture while building really a cock vinny that is not always detached from the customer that much and we've experienced that now fully if having direct consumer business such massive experience you really are than directly with the customer. They come with all the complaints and all the emotions to you. And that's good. I mean it's great but you have to cater for that. You have to be favored today. All the dealers out there doing that for you now suddenly. You're in the direct business there so these all amazing new things that we as a company trying to embrace and do now and that is definitely where all the said out. there still have to Get onto that journey era former designer way you just said had a lot of design thinking in a lot of user centric thinking in it. What parts of being the ceo have surprised you. The most going in that transition from head of design at various places to nazi oh star. I'm tempted to say my life was saying. Get out there but my life was already that with. That couldn't get any worse. No i mean know yes of course part bit by bit the creative part being in the design studio disappeared and now i'm only i don't know four hours tweak over there and be together with maxon robin in the design studio that i definitely miss having said that the daily work on making things keep it together happen. Try to make things that are impossible possible every day getting things over that hurdle of but it's you know can't be not to it like that because it's so no no everyday tried to push for that. It's the same that i did over the last ten years and the design studio trying to make designs happened. Where you know. It's such energy to to bring it alive in real introduction and it's still the same thing but now in bigger scale it's now about a whole brand about the whole company and to keep it together and really make everybody feel like. Wow this is our thing. It's not a place where you come and people provide you with something no it's your workplace and if you don't pick up the spoon from the table when you left it there there's not anybody coming. I mean you know field and treat the company like it's your own company and which everybody in the designs to doesn't everybody here and at poster does at this for me. The big difference of people really feeling that much engaged involved into it makes me happy when i see people do it. That may and feel like it and have that same passion for it and it drives me crazy when i see that people come to work. Who who like it. Basically but don't see that it has to come risk yourself delivering on it as well ask every executive who comes on the show this question. You are the ceo of a small car company that is connected to a very big company. You're trying to launch a new brand. You're trying to launch new products. You have a lot of decisions to make. What is your decision making framework. And you know. I really try to understand what you mean with framework new like. Can you explain it to be sure that more what you actually mean that question. No one has ever pushed me on this. I am happy to explain what i mean by this question. I think that most leaders of large organizations have to make so many decisions with unknown outputs. There's not a right decision and so every decision is balancing trade off the point. My question is to understand how leaders balanced the trade offs. So you can't know that you're going to be right. If you're the leader of a large organization you have to make a bet. And i think most people after they make after they do something a bunch of times they develop away of doing it no matter what that thing is whether you are carving a clay model for a car or if you are deciding how to operate your dealer network right. These are just kind of repeated decisions or repeated tasks. And i think most people even if they don't recognize it develop a framework for doing the things they do and i think one of the one of the things that gets taken for granted. A lot is at some point. There isn't a right choice. There's just a balance of priorities and interests and making that trade off is very difficult. That's what i'm always trying to get at is. What is your instinctive way of balancing the trails. I guess such a long period of my life has been connected to making decisions within.

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"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

07:02 min | 2 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

"There will be something else on the and never would connect to pacific technology as a core of the brand that is for me like i once had a bossom are we set a proper company. We need a combustion engine factory otherwise we're not a proper company and already at that point in time i thought what you create is a brand and the brand has that that is the call value. Well let me push on that a i. I would say that for the longest time. it but companies like porsche. Honda what have you. They were combustion. Engine companies. they were organized around this big heavy thing that put in front of the car and they needed a gas tank and i needed to vent the exhaust out and they had manage he all the stuff in the entire apparatus of designing and selling and maintaining. The product was organized around the drivetrain. And so even if they didn't know that they were combustion engine car companies. They had to build themselves around the the reality of the core piece of their product. When i talked to the ceos of new car companies. They often say oh. The old car companies won't be able to do this because they have five hundred engineers who work on exhaust systems who will be resistant to change. And the opportunity with electric cars is to completely rethink a car from the ground up into throw out all baggage. Where do you see that balance because You have what is a fairly unique point. So far that. I've heard to set an extent of it is a problem to initiate. Now this change and from what has been in company that has been so entirely busy with making a combustion. Engine work in a car which actually is very difficult. Because it's clyde and funny way of changing from going up and down into rotation so that it has its problems. They soft it quite nicely but of course lots of people doing that. Both extremes are wrong. i mean that that combustion engineering. Yes you really need a big big effort to to change the company from from that kind of locomotion going into that eriksson into a different direction. That's that's a hell of a toss of 'cause our advantage they'd be me. I'm not busy with that. We can fully concentrate on the new fine. It's again as well not just simply making a computer on a mobile unreal. It still that kind of experience that you have to embrace and that has a digital aspect. It has as well an emotional and physical aspect. The car is a moving object. It is still for mankind. Amazing experience that you can actually accelerate yourself faster than your own can carry you. I mean that is still an emotional experience. So that combination embracing that it is about an emotional experience that you have in your kind that includes a physical the digital aspect and sensors that i you have to bring into the experience of the brand and to me that much more holistic experience that is not connected to the eternity of one technology. At the moment. I mean how much we embrace and cherish the element of bringing your digital life that you enjoy so much into the cosmo and make that seamless. That is one of the big things s important as having the electric drivetrain and said that you actually have that ability to connect to your digital life in the car as much as you do it you know why cooking in the kitchen while the monster task for for companies and that's still not soft hundred percent that's where we all busy with but there's one big aspect as well to customer relations which comes into the picture. Well building really a cock buzney. That is not always detached from the customer that much and we experienced that fully. I mean if not having direct consumer business such massive experience. You really are than direct a customer. They come with all the complaints and with all the emotions to you and that's good. I mean it's great but you have to cater for that. You have to be forever that show today all the dealers out there doing that for you now. Suddenly you're in the direct business so these are all amazing new things that we as a young company trying to embrace and do now and that is definitely were all. Oem said out there still have to get onto that journey era a former designer way you just said had a lot of design thinking in a lot of user centric thinking in it. What parts of being the ceo have surprised you the most going in that transition from head of design at various places to now the all-star i'm tempted to say my life was saying get at there by life was already that bad. I couldn't get any worse. I know yes of course part bit by bit the creative part being in the design studio disappeared and now i'm only i dunno f- four hours to be over there and together with maxon robin in the design studio that i definitely miss having said that daily work on making things keep it together happen. Try to make things that are impossible possible every day getting things over that hurdle of but it's you know can't be can't be not to like that because it's so not everyday tried to push for that. It's the same that i did over the last ten years and the design studio trying to make designs happen where you know. It's such a energy to bring it a life in real in production and it's still the same thing but now and bigger scale it's now the whole brand and above the whole company and to keep it together and really make everybody feel like well. This is our thing. It's not a place where you come and people provide you with something. No it's it's your workplace and if you don't pick up that spoon from the table when you left it there there's not anybody coming. I mean you know. Feel elvis ship and treat the company like it's your own company and which everybody in a design student doesn't everybody here at poster does that is for me. The big difference of people really feeling that much engaged and involved into it makes me sir happy when i see people do it. That may feel like it and have that same passion for it and it drives me crazy when i see that people come to work who like it. Basically but don't see that it has to come with yourself.

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"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

07:59 min | 2 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

"Pulsar is a new car company. There's actually quite a lot of new car companies lately. There's an easy revolution happening. But i want to start at the beginning. Pulse star began as part of volvo. Spun out in two thousand seventeen. You're still using some of phil's dealer network you have some design elements. Give me the brief story of where pollstar came from and what that relationship to volvo is now well the relationship to always very simply put into a picture. I mean you know it's a parent company. It was born there and It raised its baby and growing up and becoming an adult and we are on the progress of you know moving out earning our own money and into becoming independent. It's it's always easiest picture how to explain the where we come from and where we want to be. We will always be some kind of family but of course we will develop our own life. How big is most are. How many employees do you have. Seis vice we are still not all that big onum. Despite the fact costs in production we still around thousand people but of cost the trick here and that is the main business idea behind pasta lies. We use elements that are existing in the family like contract manufacturing partly as well i'm using technology platforms that we're using well. of course. hundreds and thousands of engineers and workers are working there but they're not employed by postal. We do contract engineering contract manufacturing and have that type of s at light approach to it. Is that a different approach. Volvo one of the core questions. I have for you is the reason you spin out. A company is to get rid of some of the institutional baggage that has developed over a long period of time. So is that we're trying to make a new car company and reset or is it. We want to get better efficiency out of all the assets that volvo has point them in a different market. Well fast pulse definitely the speed and the the way how you can really build that company and make decisions on innovation on how you set up your custom business. That can really do in the small company much much faster than them. Embrace it and you know the day that you took the decision you can implemented immediately that that works so much faster here and you definitely have advantage of a new company having said that at the same time use efficiency of the infrastructure of manufacturing and really bring to to a higher use as a benefit for all of us. I mean that's really where of course as much a win for us as this for for the big volvo them. Pulsar has two models out now. There's the pulsar one. That's a hybrid sort of sports coupe. Very expensive it starts at one hundred and fifty five thousand dollars. I suspect one out. I made it more expensive than that very quickly. The pollstar to is sort of the more mainstream model its all electric no hybrids all electric. A hatchback sixty one thousand dollars. Why start there. The at the top of the market at the very top of the market when it seems like there's a lot of opportunity for more mainstream electric cars while these products exacly frame the brand and yes we put the postal one as a highlight product really showing the bishops technology that we put in there and of course a high price tickets. It's a super luxurious car. Very low volume at same time than a year later. We showed the foundation kind of the entry ticket to the brand and where posted to came in as a electric premium hatchback. That's really where we framed. What will be the playground. We developed the brand the future portfolio. That comes out now in the next over. The next three years will fill the space in between. And that's pretty much to to give you know the picture that we paint now is now framed by by the right proportion and okay. I understand that. They're still an empty space in between. But you know you have to start somewhere. We decided to frame it first and then start painting rather than to start some middle and view of diffuse to the ends. And you don't know where the borders are. Why do the hybrid at all. If if you think futures vs obviously hybrids are an interim step but why start with a gas engineer cards at we had that discussion of causing the beginning at this kind of like. Why do you at all in your lineup and was at the end like come on shook me really be so dogmatic about it. It is a car that has the longest electric range of a hybrid. hundred train. the under thirty kilometers you can go a lot of people that is actually a great entry into that electric arena. It helps people actually feel comfortable about driving. Electric people who've might have never ever thought about it before they discover. We said cal. Actually the electric part is recruit part about it and it was always clear it is just that limited. Three years production it is that one fulfillment of a dream that we all had. It's super beautiful. Gt and the technology is awesome. Hybrid is part of the electric journey. We will of course from now on electric lineup of the portfolio and it will be that that amazing kind of beginning. Yeah a little bit of a unorthodox beginning but then again you know it's the whole thing. The whole brent post is not just a marketing exercise where you do affect plan from eight is that it is a living thing it has. Its history how it grew. And i think it has. Its childhood that we actually don't just simply do everything about how textbooks but give it a little bit more of at breeze and at the end decided come on. It is absolutely in line with split the company for lots of fears about and that's by the end of the day. Electric chime will be a certain period of pollster. That's face in fifteen sixty seventy years. We will be still pulsed but technology might have changed again that's really interesting way of framing it the the startup company. Ceo's i'll tell me we're an electric car company the big company. Co say. We're on our journey to being electric car company. You're kind of not saying that you're saying we're a car company and actually we have to adapt over time. Do you think of pulsars an electric car company and the way that many many new car companies explicitly frame themselves that way i totally believe the vote recreate over time is a brand and that is the core value. Recreate something that. I really hope that hundred years we look back and rethink. Wow what a brand recreated imagine porsche would have said oh we are a combustion combustion engine company then you bury yourself now no of course reinvent yourself okay combustion engine melissa i i don't know fifty sixty years and now they go into electric occasion for me that is of course super important period. I mean don't get me wrong. Electrification is the topic of the time. And i'm the first one to say. come on. We have to fully switch into that guillano but we should not think that now till eternity that will be the drive train and we'll be for quite a long time but then again what will happen. Fifty sixty s..

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"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

08:00 min | 2 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on Recode Decode

"To talk about. Pulsar is a new car company. There's actually quite a lot of new car companies lately. There's an easy revolution happening. But i want to start at the beginning. Pollstar began as part of volvo. Spun out in two thousand seventeen. You're still using some of phil's dealer network you have some design elements. Give me the brief story of where pulse start. Came from and what that relationship to volvo is now well relationship to always very simply put into a picture. I mean it's the parent company. It was born there and a baby and it's growing up and becoming an adult and we are on the progress of moving out earning money and to becoming independent. It's it's always easiest picture how to explain the where we come from and where we want to be. We will always be some kind of family but of course we will develop our own life. How big is most are. How many employees. You have seis vice. We are still not at all that big. Oem despite the fact that costs in production we are still around thousand people but of cost the trick here and that is the main business idea behind. Pollstar lies we use elements that are existing in family like contract manufacturing partly amusing technology platforms. That we're using well. Of course hundred and thousands of engineers and workers are walking there but they are not employed by postal we do contract engineering contract manufacturing and have that type of effort light approach to it. Is that a different approach than volvo. One of the questions. I have for you is the reason you spin out. A company is to get rid of some of the institutional baggage that has developed over a long period of time. So is that we're trying to make a new car company and reset or is it. We want to get better efficiency. Out of all the assets that volvo has appoint them in a different market. Well fast pulse. It's definitely the speed and the the way how you can really build that company and make decisions on innovation on how you set up your customer base is that you can really do in this small company much much faster and embrace it and you know the day that you took the decision you can implemented immediately that that works so much faster and you definitely have that advantage of a new company having said that that at the same time use efficiency of the infrastructure of manufacturing and really bring to hire us as a benefit for all of us. I mean that's really where of course as much a win for us as it is for for the big volvo down. Pulsar has two models out. Now there's the pulsar one. It's a hybrid. Sort of sports. Coupe is very expensive. It starts at one hundred and fifty five thousand dollars. I just spent to an out. I made it more expensive than that very quickly. The pulsar to sort of the more mainstream model All electric. It's no hybrid. Electric a hatchback sixty one thousand dollars. Why start there at the top of the market at the very top of the market when it seems like. There's a lot of opportunity for more mainstream electric cars. While these two products exacly frame the brand and we put the postal one as a highlight product really showing the bishops technology that we put in there and of course a high price tickets. It's a super luxury car. It's very low volume at the same time. Then a year later we showed the foundation kind of the intricate to the brand and where poster to came in texas electric premium. Hatchback that that's really where we framed. What will be the playground of where we developed now. The brand the future portfolio that comes out now in the next over. The next three years will fill the space in between and that's pretty much to to give the picture that we paint now is now framed by by the right proportion and okay. I understand that they're still an anti space in between. But you know you have to start somewhere and we decided to frame it first and then start painting rather than to start somewhere in the middle and you kind of diffuse to the and you don't know where the borders are. Why do the hybrid at all. I mean if if you think the future is vs obviously hybrids are an interim step but why start with a gas engineer cars at all. We had that discussion of causing the beginning at this kind of hybrid at all in your lineup was at the end like come on. Shook me really be so dogmatic about it. It is a car that has the longest electric range of a hybrid hundred trainee. Under thirty kilometers. You can go to a lot of people that caused actually a great entry into that electric arena. It helps people to actually feel comfortable about driving electric people who might have never ever thought about it before they discover was actually. The electric part is three aku part about it and it was always clear it is just that limited. Three years production it is that one fulfillment of a dream that we all had. Its is super beautiful. Gt and the technology is awesome hybrid as part of the electric journey. We will of course from now on hefty electric lineup of the portfolio. And it will be. That's amazing kind and beginning a little bit of a unorthodox beginning but then again you know it's the whole thing the whole brent post is not just a marketing exercise where you do a perfect plan from that it is a living thing it has its history all grew and i think it has. Its childhood that we actually don't simply do everything about how how textbook is give it a little bit more of tabriz and be at the end. Decided come on. It is absolutely in line with respect to company. Philosophy is about and that's why at the end of the day. Electric time will be a certain period of pasta. That's face in fifteen sixty seventy years. We will be still pollster but technology might have changed again that's really interesting way of framing it. This startup company ceos. I'll tell me we're gonna lecarr company. The big company. Ceos say we're on our journey to being electric company. You're kind of not saying that you're saying we're car company. And actually we have to adapt over time. Do you think of pulsar as an electric car company and the way that many many new car companies explicitly frame themselves that way. I totally believe the vote. Recreate here over. Time is a brand and that is call value. We something that. I really hope that in hundred years we look back and we think wow what brand recreated imagine pasha would have said oh we are a combustion combustion engine company. Then you bury yourself now no of course you reinvent yourself and okay combustion engine first. I don't know fifty sixty years and now they go into electric occasion for me. That is of course super important period. 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The Scammer Who Sold America on a Three-Wheeled Car

Past Gas

02:06 min | 2 months ago

The Scammer Who Sold America on a Three-Wheeled Car

"Of the past. We generally start with one and where they are born but to give you an idea of just how shrouded in mystery this story is. We can't even provide you that sources. Say that geraldine elizabeth carmichael known as liz was born in nineteen twenty seven or nineteen twenty eight or nineteen thirty seven and a birth certificate. That could clarify. That has never been found. According to liz carmichael herself who will soon find out may or may not be the most reliable source. She was born in indiana. Liz earned a mechanical engineering degree and married a nasa engineer with whom she had five children before he died. And she became a widow by the early nineteen seventies liz. Her kids in lizards sister-in-law. Vivian had made their way out west to los angeles california. Liz was not your average woman. Most notably when it came to her build at six foot one and over two hundred pounds. She towered over. Choose tenacious a fierce matriarch oozed confidence and she valued two things above all else family and money. Religion didn't make the cut and liz his own words quote if you have enough self esteem you don't need god is confidence the only thing the only flattering thing that you lose. I think so that guy. That guy's a nice guy. He uses kindness like it's not it doesn't really work. Oh man this i mean. He was oozing chivalry like his humility was just sitting out of the air. Speaking of wish lists had so much self esteem in fact that in one thousand nine hundred eighty three. She left her marketing job to create a brand new car company. The twentieth century motorcar cooperation. The automotive industry at the time was even more male dominated than this today and liz was determined to be its first and only female ceo. But she

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Former President Trump Attacks NY Tax Charges at Rally

WSB programming

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Former President Trump Attacks NY Tax Charges at Rally

"Trump speaking at an event in Sarasota, Florida Tom 40 former president Trump addressed to Sarasota, Florida rally Saturday night, firing away at familiar perceived enemies, Perhaps foremost Among them New York City and state prosecutors who recently brought criminal charges against his company and its chief financial officer. They go after good, hardworking people for not paying taxes or a company car. Company. You didn't pay tax on the car. In fact, the indictment alleges 15 specific crimes by the Trump Organization and the company CFO. Tom

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Automotive Chip Maker Says It's Nearly Recovered From Blaze

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 3 months ago

Automotive Chip Maker Says It's Nearly Recovered From Blaze

"An automotive chip maker says it's nearly recovered from a fire that has been compounded by a worldwide shortage of computer chips renaissance as replacements for fire damaged equipment arrived in Japan and the plant should be running in a week or so the company says it's making about eighty eight percent of the chipset was making before the fire car companies have been forced to cut production and use scarce chips for higher end models Ford says the shortage would cut its production in half the lack of chips is raise the price of cars new and used one expert says even from October through December the auto industry still won't have enough chips there are as many as eighty different computers and more sophisticated models I'm a Donahue

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Ford Extends Rally After Revealing Its New F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

CNBC's Fast Money

01:39 min | 4 months ago

Ford Extends Rally After Revealing Its New F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

"Monster truck rally shares ford motoring higher by nearly seven percent today making it the best performing stock and the s&p five hundred and four. It's been on fire all week. Getting more than twelve percent after the company unveiled an electric version of america's best selling vehicle the f one fifty pickup. So that ford. Just leave the rest of the pack in the dust. Karen what do you say. I know you like i do. I like gm. But i'm happy to see another one of the old school. Automakers you know the kind that makes millions of cars and makes money and has recaptured. That kind of thing into that so good for them. I mean you know. It looks very exciting. The f one fifty. Who would have thought that people get excited about electric. F one fifty. If you said that two or three years ago that would seem highly unlikely but to the extent that they help in the evolution to an all or mostly ev world. I think that's going to help. Gm is well certainly valuation-wise. I mean both of them. I think when you compare them to. Tesla it's i know people say tesla's not a car company but it looks a lot like a car company. I mean that the chasm evaluation is so wide so good for them. Although i've chosen to play it with gm but i think They will move together. And hopefully you know have very successful launches in the near future a little later for for new big products from gm next year. Yeah we're showing forward valuations of the major auto companies including tesla four trading a little bit more expensive than than gm at this point but also having outperformed gm both on a year to date a twelve month. Basis

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"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

The Pig Wrestlers

03:17 min | 4 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

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"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

The Pig Wrestlers

04:13 min | 4 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

"Getting real competitors on a like for like basis on the same criteria that consumers are probably most bothered about namely range longevity speed of charging. We're still in the mindset of it takes like five minutes to fill your car with petrol. People are expecting a similar idiom for their electric vehicle. Even though that's not necessarily the case and the technology required to allow a battery to be charged rapidly without basically destroying it to the process or repaired of rechargers is actually surprisingly tricky. Because it's almost exactly the opposite of what you need in a car with range to have a battery that also supports fast charging i mean that for me is the misnomer behind test right. I think it's it's more than just producing 'cause when the iphone came out it it's now formed new heights where we're staring at screens all day long because it does everything for us. i think. that's what is gonna happen especially in places like africa where you know if we own car. It sits that the vast majority the top. Well he's not gonna major use case as a mobile battery. So i think yes but i don't think tesla is there to be that car. Think china. I think i was reading. They've lost basically a three and a half thousand pound. So maybe about five thousand dollar car. It small boxy is not going to break. Speed records is probably not going to have a huge into range. But it's a bachelor wheels. And it's a tenth of the cost of the tesla give you apple. Versus android irises is android. Africa asked majority of the prophets boss majority the prophets even though android dominates in terms of shariff loads for looking at price point and given there's no mobile telecom providers to subsidize the cost of the hardware. Like you have the iphone. I think in the case of course is going to be a different economic model. Think tesla's no gonna win in africa simply because they're out to the price range to get ubiquity. You'll also look profits a reason why you don't get champion. China type scenarios apple not ernie pioneered but it stay ahead especially in brad stems. That's allowed them to maintain a very substantial premium. Ray substantial lead in. Should i go with android. when apple is all encompassing. i think tesla's weak pointed manufacturing. They haven't got the scale yet. They haven't got the quality when they're under pressure by their own admission. The wheels come off figuratively speaking. When they start ramping up the production and they're getting things off the production line too quickly. These are solvable problems. They are but but but the thing is china's solving the more quickly that's going to be the factor that's going to determine who the future a think at this point in time now that the floodgates have been opened an vs are becoming much more widely available before becoming much more socially acceptable than before. I think now it's a case of who can produce the most quantity of good enough vehicles out of appropriate price point and tesla. Just isn't there tesla's not gonna get the form. It may try and keep the whole premium and retain kind of the same ship up the mas. No one's gonna firing but tesla i. It's just more to this story. That captivates the world. The guy just needs to tweet neutral..

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"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

The Pig Wrestlers

03:27 min | 4 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

"That massively takes away demand from the existing industries the values them part substantially and. I think people underestimate. They're looking at a call company. And why on any tesla's stock. I'm jealous of people who did by aggravating last year. Because it just seemed obvious to me. It's the future. Let the model white come out. We weren't have to calls anymore. You know one runaround in one family and that'll be good enough. We've got the office at home now. Is not going to need to cause in the household one of the reasons why i think tesla has both been successful and why is created a rod. Fritz on back is i saw the volkswagen. It three on the road and is basically passing the baton from their gulf multiple to the three. Which is effectively same size replacement electric. And it's not particularly interesting is a car is no particularly showy is good range. It charges quickly. It takes the boxes and it's nice and middle of the road. It is otherwise unremarkable except for the fact that happens to electric vehicle and that is the indication because now that's probably going to become the car to beat because it so middle of the road tesla doug monroe is on the leading edge but the model three definitely the model s. are on the higher particularly gaining. The uae will be interesting to see what actually hits the. Uk effect it has and how popular is to take up. I served at the uk but it's still very popular because the form factor is exactly exactly but yeah. Volkswagen is going to have a whole range of cars built on the same platform. And so they're going to be following up with an suv pretty quickly when you look at it car for car. If tesla doesn't ramp up the manufacturing they'll be outnumbered these nondescript volkswagen's can votes went into the over the air updates. Can they do the next generation. Batteries like tesla announced a few months ago with that battery day. I just think the best part of a decade behind. And you just don't catch up. They'll spend money they'll amounts of money but there's only so far that balance sheet can really take the al d. tron right anybody who doesn't like traveling because they got huge range exotic and if you look at all the tests tesla battery technology is the thing. That's what they've been talking about these years. It is about the battery young. The factories and the fact is not only do they have their factories in the. Us got there. The massive trade china ally now and this year. They'll have they want in germany so i agree battery. Technology is the key thing i think. All of the non tesla vs up until this point have had all generation technology but particularly with this idea. Three it's on newer battery tech which is comparable and competitive with range on the tesla three. So i think you've got a much more interesting challenge..

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"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

The Pig Wrestlers

03:00 min | 4 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

"Rather than purely. Local generation is look at the example of texas in big winter. Snap so unexpected cold. None of the homes necessarily prepared insulated for that kind of weather because it's just extraordinary. The infrastructure which is essentially specific to texas. The has very few links with the wider national grid infrastructure so texas is effectively isolated the state in terms of power generation. I'm what happened was not unsurprisingly. Their infrastructure within the state broke down. Because it just wasn't tested for those kind of conditions and watts. They said you know. Yeah we did kind of try and make it more winter proof. More cold proof. You can't really test until you get the same conditions or worse again. So there's some mitigating circumstances. Well but the problem is is that when you've got this purely localised model if it goes down you're screwed because you've got no four back at all now in the african situation. I think if you had a grid of as you say localized pockets of local power generation. But them still these pockets to be interlinked. And i think it have much more resilient network rav just the massive hub and spokes model that you have the traditional power generation. I think he's still need that. Interconnectedness robin every individual town or village or states being self contained. All i'm saying is if you have the optionality his as simple as you have a battery powered car than you can power. Whatever you need that. And i think that's why tesla going to be the biggest company in the world because it's not just car company. It's the feet of energy. There's a lot of change. That's being driven in effect through the reputation of tesla but by no means the first company to provide this kind of flexible power generation so called points. Uk based company that provides domestic business electric vehicle. Charging points has always had this kind of concept of either being able to give power back to the grid by essentially just lowering the rate or turning off the charging vehicles periodically. So you've already kind of go infrastructure happening as well as i. I just think it's complicated. If you just simplify it to like taking the example you have fun. That phone is now basically your access to money. You howie carr. That is now how you power everything. Just fundamentally change the paradigm you don't need to put in more infrastructure future won't and this does come tribute to how you power your home or your business..

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"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

The Pig Wrestlers

05:45 min | 4 months ago

"car companies" Discussed on The Pig Wrestlers

"Hi i'm joe rain. You're listening to the pig. Wrestlers appalled cost. Where ray and i are reviewing this book. Never wrestle with a pig by mark mccormack. So what is the topic for today. Are we going to do some more book. I wanted to talk about. Is i bust a friend who has done really well or the lost year. Investing things like tesla is this a buying opportunity. He goes in. My opinion is still too expensive. And and then the puck me. And there's a reason. Why about me. 'cause i started trading when i was in in school right so i was like sixteen seventeen and i understood nothing and in. You're a little bit more now but if you look at all of our pensions in the uk they're invested in the uk stock market which is dominated by oil and gas and mining like. It's so the old work they were the bigger stocks in the world for the last hundred years but they've been completely displaced and my feeling is still that amazon tesla to be the biggest companies in the walk by some margin. We've spoken about because they got this invented this high standards and they just understood that this culture is what gets it done and they may segments but if you think that the stock market has been dominated by what is basically roar energy so oil gas and mining they are on the cusp of being displaced by single organization headed by a single minded person. Any long musk and let me just paint a picture for you here. So we in the uk you were a few years ago trying to kept private companies to build. The palestinian hit that was going to supply christie to the uk. A nuclear power station double. Today's rate for the cost of energy. It was sheer bonkers. Theresa may with pm at the time she was trying to get through. I thought it was known since. I'm glad it fell apart. Because i think the future of energy generation and energy storage robin transmission is going to be looked. I if you look at what happened. In africa with 'em pacer right it completely skipped over the centralized system which was useless anywhere there but it was the future to the future before anybody else because they didn't have this legacy stuff that to fool around with like you know we talked about the.

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Colorado Mayor Wants All Electric Car Chargers To Be Universal

Environment: NPR

02:08 min | 4 months ago

Colorado Mayor Wants All Electric Car Chargers To Be Universal

"Yourself A gas powered car camera fuel at any pump but electric vehicles need special chargers. Tesla for example built fast chargers for its own drivers and another luxury brand ribian is finding its own exclusive network of charters but all this has created concerns that electric vehicle drivers are going to have to deal with frustrating. Patchwork of charging stations sam brash of colorado public radio reports on one small town mayor who's decided to push-back i meet mayor. P t would at a distillery he owns in saliva colorado mountain community famous for its bike trails in whitewater rapids. A few years ago would landed on one more way to draw people into town for a cocktail. It's a small electric car charger mounted just inside the front door only charger in central colorado. That was free and public and woods. Says it was probably his best marketing idea. Ever people were literally buying a case of spirits from us just to say thanks for the charging would expand on the strategy after winning. The mayor's office. The city installed another bank of chargers near escape park downtown and like his original charter. The plugs fit almost every electric car. Model in drivers. Don't need to pay a penny. The economic return of people stopping in town spending money here has paid for the the electricity multiple multiple times last year. Riven a luxury electric car company approached with an offer and wanted to build satellite eight. Superfast car chargers at no cost taxpayers. It's like heck yeah. Let's do this then would hurt the catch. Thanks system special software. The hookups would only work with ribbons. Ultra pricey trucks. Suv set for release this summer. That part he didn't love if you can only charge a specific places. It divides that kinda world up in a really awkward way. Ribian is installing thousands of universal chargers but only slower ones. That can take hours to recharge a car. Some agree with mayor would that all fast chargers should work with all

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Tesla Will Accept Bitcoin as Payment, Elon Musk says

5 Things

01:11 min | 6 months ago

Tesla Will Accept Bitcoin as Payment, Elon Musk says

"Can now buy a tesla with bitcoin. ceo elon. Musk said in a series of tweets on wednesday that his electric car company will begin accepting the crypto currency as a form of payment money and tech editor brett. Molina has more. He says any bitcoin that is used to purchase. A tesla will be retained as bitcoin and it will be converted to fiat currency which is basically a fancy way of saying that it won't be converted into money that is government issued must also said the option of pay by. Bitcoin will be available this year for consumers who are living outside the us Tesla talked about accepting. Bitcoin is a form of payment in a filing last month with the securities exchange commission. So it's a big deal. It gives bitcoin more legitimacy as it grows into this new form of crypto currency. There are still some concerns though with the adoption of bitcoin although more companies are starting to use it a federal reserve chair. Jerome powell recently warned that the us public needs to understand better. The risks center involved with using crypto currencies. And he compares it more gold. It's not necessarily something that equates to a dollar but it's more like an asset like gold

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Tesla cars can be bought in Bitcoin

Techmeme Ride Home

01:22 min | 6 months ago

Tesla cars can be bought in Bitcoin

"Hey you can now buy a tesla with coin. Only in the us for now but coming to everyone later this year pudding cnbc in order to accept the payment. Musk said tesla is using internal and open source software. He added that tesla quote operates. Bitcoin not directly and quote nodes are computers on bitcoin's network that work to verify transactions and avoid the cryptocurrency from being spent twice tesla's image as an environmentally friendly car company sits at odds with the bitcoin networks colossal carbon footprint researchers at the university of cambridge found that it uses more electricity on an annual basis than the whole of argentina. A twenty eighteen paper published in nature arguably the most prestigious academic journal in the world found that bitcoin emissions alone could push global warming above two degrees celsius and quote. So there's that also. I guess my only question is given the to me. M- religions de monster ones of tesla investing and join investing. Who is the bigger winner in terms of bull case scenario from this news actually though i have another question. Wouldn't you feel silly. Spending bitcoin to buy a car only to see bitcoin potentially three or five or ten x in a few years. Time like who would do this.

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Acer faces huge ransomware demand

Cyber Security Today

03:46 min | 6 months ago

Acer faces huge ransomware demand

"Computer manufacturer. Acer is facing a fifty million dollar ransomware demand. Several news agencies are reporting. They are saying the gang known as are evil posted a notice last week on its website that it has copied documents from the company and will publish them unless the ransom is paid. If the ransom isn't paid by march twenty eighth it will double in a statement to media. Acer said it has reported what it calls recent abnormals situations to the police last week. Acer said it had net income of two hundred sixty three million dollars in twenty twenty administrators with network controllers from f. Five networks have had over a week to install the latest security patches after discovery of serious vulnerabilities. Well it's more urgent than ever to patch because threat actors are now actively trying to exploit those holes. If your firm hasn't acted it may pay a price some legal news to report. Russian man has been sentenced to ten years in prison and a man from north macedonia to five years by an american judge this for their roles in the fraud and theft green called the in fraud organization for eight years. The gang pedaled stolen and counterfeit ide- bank accounts and credit card information. At one point a claim to have ten thousand participants buying and selling goods police estimate the losses to victims was over. Five hundred million dollars of virginia. Man has been sentenced to thirty one years in prison for a sex torsion scheme. The thirty six year old coerced at least thirteen girls into sending him sexually explicit photos. He pretended to be a teenage girl on social media. When they sent him photos he posts to other social media sites on the girls protested. He demanded more photos if they wanted. The pictures deleted last august. I reported that a russian man was caught trying to bribe at tesla employees to install. Now where on the car company servers that russian has pleaded guilty in a us court to being part of a conspiracy to damage computers. According to court documents. The plan was to steal data from the electric car manufacturer and then demand money or the information would be published. He'll be sentenced in may meanwhile. Us grand jury has issued an indictment against a resident of switzerland for allegedly being part of a group that hacked into copied and published data from a number of unnamed companies. The indictment alleges the person operated a website. The publishes stolen data according to the bleeping computer. Service that site has stolen data from a number of firms including amd intel qualcomm nissan lenovo and nintendo. Are you eager to be invited to join a club. House chat group if so beware of a fake clubhouse website it tries to lure people into downloading a poisoned android. Clubhouse app says security company e set. There is no official android clubhouse app yet. There's only an apple app. The other way to know that this is a fake site is that it has a button that says get it on google

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Russian man admits ransomware plot against Tesla

Mark Levin

00:13 sec | 6 months ago

Russian man admits ransomware plot against Tesla

"Floyd. A Russian man has pleaded guilty to offering a Tesla employee a million bucks to cripple the electric car companies, massive electric battery plant in Nevada with ransomware. And steel company secrets. The FBI stopped the plot before it

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European Union Pushes for 'Digital Sovereignty'

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:42 min | 6 months ago

European Union Pushes for 'Digital Sovereignty'

"Like many other governments. The european union passed a massive coronavirus recovery package setting aside trillions of dollars to get the economy back up and running on the other side of the pandemic but also included in what is extensively a covert relief. Plan is a more than one hundred and fifty billion dollar pledge to bolster the technological independence one of the plans. Big goals is for europe to make up about twenty percent of global chip sales by twenty thirty. Which would be double their current market. Share it's all part of the blocks broader ambition of catching up to countries like the us and china when it comes to technology for more on this we turn to our reporters do. Hey stu thanks for being here. Thanks for having me okay. So why is the eu making this pledge. Now what's been going on in the tech sector that europe feels. It needs to address one of the things that the pandemic really showed was how dependent european technology is and other parts of the world especially for things like computer chips. So there's a global chip shortage right now and one of the reasons that there's been an unexpected surge for things that require computer chips so we're talking about laptops and tablets is part phones for for people who are doing remote work and schooling. But another thing that you might not think about requiring a lot chips cars cars now required dozens of chips for things like controlling the engine transmission. Backup cameras infotainment systems stuff like that and europe has a huge car industry. Yet you're thinking we're thinking companies like mercedes and bmw. Volkswagen and some of these companies has had to have to cut production and even furlough workers idol factories because the bill the cars. Because there aren't enough chipped going round in this world so the idea behind this is to have the european semiconductor companies have greater presence in the world so that these car companies don't have to go to places like the united states and asia by chips rate and i think when we think of the major global players in tack we think of the us we think of trying to and others we don't necessarily think of the e us tech scene. So what does the industry look like. They're now and how likely is push to work. As far as semiconductors are concerned the us and asia really dominate the sector. So you think of big companies like intel and does samsung. Tsmc there either in the us or asia. So you're trying to play catch up right now so you're does have a couple of big semiconductor companies like annex p. and am allen. The netherlands infineon in germany. But they are sort of in niches of the semiconductor industry. They focus on things like making the machines that make chips for instance or for specialized chips cars or industrial uses. They don't have the big chips that go into data centers or laptops or smartphones. Like the us or asia dies. So that's what they're trying to do. They're trying to really spur. This hub homegrown industry. But there's not a lot to start with and the learning curve for developing these really tough technology that requires really expensive manufacturing facilities. It's really steep and it's a nine years. That's a short amount of time to try to become a bigger player in the global chip industry right nine years till bat. Twenty thirty goal. They set for themselves. So why do they see this. As such a big priority. One of the stakes for the eu. One of the things That they realize was that volkswagen for instance they had to furlough workers idol factories because they couldn't get enough chips and they had to get those chips from other parts of the world. So this is a really really big deal for their economy. If some of their biggest industries can't operate because they're reliant in other regions. That's a huge problem for them. And that's that's been a story of their tech sector. In general for the past several years steel is the eu the only government taking steps like this or are we seeing similar action from others. The eu is not alone. And that's going to make its attempt to catch up and the chip industry even tougher one country. That's poured a lot of resources into advancing. Its domestic chip industry china. They set up. These huge government finds sometimes worth tens of billions of dollars in an attempt to catch up with places like the us and taiwan. Now the us in response they recently. The congress recently passed its own legislation to sponsor projects to spur the us chip industry. And each of these projects might be worth billions of dollars. They might get billions of dollars in tax taxpayer aid or financial incentives to build facilities in america to try to stay ahead of places like china. So that's going to be a really tough thing for europe to do is first of all the competing against two very well funded region and china and the us plus they're starting from from a smaller base and that's a couple of countries working to build up sort of technological independence. What does it mean that. So many governments are focused on that. What kind of impact could that have right now. We're talking about the potential decoupling of the tech sector. So there's been tariffs and expert controls between the us and china basically for something like chip industry is really important for a couple of reasons. One is military. The most advanced fighter jets and tanks and drones require really sophisticated chips. Artificial intelligence requires skated chip. So the wars of the future going to be determined could be determined by semiconductors on top of that there is a economic independence. If you're an apple samsung you need the most advanced chips to build your best laptops and smartphones. So we're talking hundreds of billions of dollars at stake here. If countries can't trade technology with with each other we're gonna see slower development of things like electronics. So we're talking billions of dollars at stake and possibly slower development if people have countries aren't willing to share technology with each other.

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Wall Street pulls back, weighed down by tech

Networth Radio

04:04 min | 7 months ago

Wall Street pulls back, weighed down by tech

"The NASDAQ fell into negative territory for the year. By the way, has got no yield. Right? Right. So Essentially no yield, anyway. NASDAQ 100 Falling substantially at the end of the week, and Ah, Tesla, Okay, Tesla's high was $900 hit a low this week near 600. Okay, that's that that signals a shift. Is it over Price to 306 times, trailing 12 months earnings um, that actually that number. It's about 110 times next year's earnings. Now, the whole electric vehicle complex is a point of discussion. Okay, so I've got the graph right here. That's interesting. So Steven Norris Super Chuck does the graph in percentage terms. Okay for the year for the year, Okay? Just year today. What percent Tesler? Is actually I guess. Steven ran the charred little sooner but Tesler right at the moment is a minus 6% for the year. There you go. Okay at 666. Right now. Nikola is actually a 25% gain. So these things had a big run. You know, Fisker, um, that's another electric vehicle company with many school revenues you can get. You can get vegan interior for their fiscal car, though. Just so you know. Vegan interior. What zit plastic? I guess that's big, hidden. That's not leather. Okay, But if you're gonna be totally green, you can't use plastic and you can't use leather. So what are we gonna use? I don't know. It's that's it. We could use burlap. We're gonna put that on her lap is renewable. We're gonna put that on the gym. Maybe it's hemp. Hamp. There you go. It's renewable. It's not made of animals. And it's not fossil fuels. Okay, just saying so. The the electric vehicle rally, which we had said My God, look at the revenue and multiples. Okay, Here's what test was worth. $660 billion today. Yep. And G. M and Ford Worth 60 or 70,000,000,001 tent. They have a lot more sales. All right. Thank you. So that you know that was part of this is a lot of these companies don't have sales. So Churchill Capital. Takes us back. Mm. And is merging with Lucid motors. That's right. Loose. It announced. Really what looks like a competitors to test life. Yeah, it's it's a It's a beautiful car. Well, they haven't done it yet. Right. Pre orders. I think now we gotta have Papa Dean weigh in on this one because He takes you He had a piece on the history of the automotive industry. And you know this is back when it was just the big three in the U. S right. GM Ford Ah! Right in Chrysler. Yeah. Thank you. Hey, Uh, but he pointed out at one time, there were literally over 1000 car companies. Yeah. You know, but making one in the garage. I got a car. You know, everybody's making one. I can tell you one. It was a big boom, and it's similar to this Now. Then, of course, that all consolidated Through bankruptcies, recessions and mergers, right? Some did well, some didn't but it is interesting that this kind of led the NASDAQ down, but I was surprised at the end of the week when we're looking at trading right? So the Dow has got a gain of about 1.7%. If you look at the energy sector, that's that's been the most amazing performer. The pipelines are up 12% for the year. Uh, the overall energy sectors about 30%, right? Financials up 12%. Communication services. I guess that's a TNT is not helping. They're down for the year.

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Alabama: The Newest Amazon Union Battleground

The Indicator from Planet Money

07:03 min | 7 months ago

Alabama: The Newest Amazon Union Battleground

"Okay lena to understand. What is happening at this alabama warehouse. I'm guessing we should start by looking at some history. Yes and i spoke to just the person for that. Monday is gym specially and i'm a voca auditor for mercedes benz. Us international. We do audits on vehicles. After they're built jim as a very unique perspective on the union voted amazon because his mercedes plant. That was the epicenter of the last time. A super high profile labor battle played out in the state of alabama. And it makes sense that we'd be talking about auto plants because of course. A lot of foreign automakers have been opening factories in the south for decades. Now alex since the nineties yes they brought a lot of new jobs and jim you know he loves his job but he has a pretty glum view of why these foreign car companies came to the south in the first place the coming here because of the fact that there is not a fear of unions. You know they're saying we're just not educated. You know country bumpkins and whatnot. They don't know nothing about unions and don't care a lot of this stems from to work laws and all this other states which say that each worker can choose not to pay union dues still. The auto industry is historically pretty unionized. So the big auto union. The united auto workers decided to go after these new southern factories prompting intense anti union campaigns all labor experts. I talked to about unionization in alabama. Brought up this period of time. Like michael innes jimenez from the university of alabama the board that i'll never forget. Do you want tuscaloosa to be the next detroit. Let's throw race in there too. Obviously but seeing this post industrial city in a lot of pain and blaming the unions and then something incredible happened. workers at volkswagen in. Tennessee voted against the union and vw was the one company that actually wanted a union. It was the governor and republican lawmakers who fought against it from the air things just unraveled nissan workers in mississippi also rejected. The union at jim spits lease mercedes. Plant in alabama. Uaw didn't even petition for a vote. What it all comes down to is getting that vote and we haven't got that in twenty five years on three attempts so this sets the stage for where we are. Now this is. Why alina been asking you. How alabama became the first state to potentially have a unionized amazon warehouse. Right that's why so many people find it surprising. But i actually think that could be one of the three main reasons why this warehouse got to a union votes. So quickly we know amazon has stamped out union attempts and other places perhaps. The company also wasn't expecting such aggressive organizing in alabama compared to more traditionally Activist places. That's factor number. One are the other two to others are about the time and the place. Then let's start with a time. This is one of the things. I heard from the union. That's helping organize amazon workers in bessemer. The unions called the retail wholesale and department store union. And it's president. Stuart applebaum pointed out that this warehouse is only about a year old so it opened right as the pandemic started. I believe that the pandemic opened a lot of people is they understand now that they need a collective voice to stand up for themselves and to protect themselves. I also think that people had expectations when they came in that were not being realized. Amazon has been raking in profits during the pandemic which workers often bring up and also amazon went on a massive hiring spree and this by the way is often when workers ended up gaining some more power which is when they know that the employer needs more workers. The retail union folks say the best. My warehouse workers reached out to them quietly in the summer. They were describing grueling productivity quotas. They wanted to have more say in how they work. How they get disciplined. How they get fired. The union then mobilized support system of other folks from the region who are already unionized particularly workers from poultry plants. Okay and that brings us to your third factor alina. Which is the place right exactly. Professor michael innes jimenez pointed out something notable about alabama on that few people might realize if you follow the border and the coastline between california and maryland. alabama has the highest unionization rate for every state between california maryland. and then throw in tennessee. Also it's a pretty low rate. Only about eight percent of alabama workers are union members which is lower than the national average. But it is higher than all other southern states. And then you've got the specific location of the amazon warehouse which has bessemer. It's a working class. Suburb of birmingham. It's got early roots. In steel and mining and unionized labor. And another thing about bessemer is that it's a community that's predominantly black and the amazon unionization campaign is evoking social justice themes focusing a lot on respect in the workplace and of course this is all happening on the heels of the black lives matter protests. Yes exactly but the union also presented as part of its history. Its members marched with martin luther king junior in the sixties the union president talks about how in the south labor and civil rights battles have always been intertwined and so alina people think that all of these things at the time the place the context will end up making a difference and give alabama. The nation's first unionized amazon warehouse. the union. certainly hope so folks there told me more than half of the workers at the bessemer warehouse signed petitions for union shop. So they think this could be it of course amazon for its part has led a big anti-union campaign. They've got required meetings where workers were told. How union dues our waste of money. How great these jobs are already with all the benefits and the starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour and for context. The minimum wage in alabama is also the federal minimum wage which is seven dollars. Twenty five cents an hour which makes amazon starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour. More than double the alabama minimum. That is actually a big point four. Jim spits lee over the mercedes benz plant as he's watching this big amazon union. Vote play out it'll send a nami ripple but it's going to send one. It's going to let people know that. Hey even people fifteen dollars an hour. Seventeen dollars an hour can have union in their workplace. Bessemer warehouse workers will be voting by mail through the end of march. If this votes exceeds at an anti union place like amazon in alabama. This could turn a whole new page for both the

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Tesla Bets Big on Bitcoin, First Auto Maker to Accept Cryptocurrency

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:23 sec | 7 months ago

Tesla Bets Big on Bitcoin, First Auto Maker to Accept Cryptocurrency

"Ghetto are propel insurance Money Update to Tesla is the world's first automaker to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Electric car company owned by Elon Musk, who made that announcement in SEC filing and reveal they purchased $1.5 billion worth of the digital coin. As a result of Tesla's purchase, the price of the Cryptocurrency surged to a record high $43,200

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"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

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"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

07:58 min | 1 year ago

"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

"That Ford is increasing production of General Electric Healthcare ventilators so there. They were already making these, so it's a little bit different, but they wanna make an extra fifty thousand ventilators in the next one hundred days. I to say I am pretty. I'm pretty impressed with this. Definitely, it's also nice to see that. In an era where manufacturing is becoming more and more specialized, and there are tighter and tighter tolerances to mini manufacturing processes that the term manufacturing is manufacturing still holds true in some cases I don't think that car companies and other big manufacturers get enough credit for just pushing out. Tons of products to the public on a constant and consistent basis, and that loon is a giant feet that often goes overlooked just the constant reproduction of. Components and parts and full on products that are just ultra consistent enduring times like this when manufacturers can just up and change it up, shows you that modern manufacturers can pretty much make anything with the little bit of retooling and some direction or some engineering from more specialized companies like GM as teaming up with Fintech light systems to make their ventilators, so that's kind of the company. They've brought on to help them with the specialized aspect making ventilators, but obviously all the manufacturing and things like that GM has a really good handle on that kind of thing just because they make cars. Have tons of different systems in the I mean that's a really good point. Even a Luddite like mean knows that we're moving increasingly towards the era of the connected car, right the vehicles and there's so much hardware and software that goes into that kind of endeavor. Can transfer to other sophisticated computer systems. You know so so again the thing I don't know about you man, but the thing that baffles me about. This is first off we. You and I growing up. We've been we. We've been around to see. The glory days, and the tough times for the big three manufacturers, and you know we've seen times where people in the media are reporting like massive layoffs and Insert Company here is just too slow to adapt to the time into adapted consumer demands. Having seen all that news growing up and you know even in recent years. I remain astounded by how quickly someone can say. Let's take this gigantic thing and make it do something that appears from the outside, completely different, so if you are working with these companies. If you are a member of their family. Whether you're Lamborghini whether you're whether you're GM whether you're Tesla. What have you hats off to you Our full thing. Yeah, and it's impressive. And I guess you know for now that that feels like that feels like our show I. Mean I think we've we've looked into world war two. If you want more information on that by the way checkout, some of our world war, two episodes in the car stuff feed we dive into we dive into a couple of stories there depth one other thing that I wanted to give a shout out to as it relates these car manufacturers that are jumping in and helping out where they can is their ability to just stop on Don. And assess the situation see what needs to be done and to rework their operations to be able to do it. We're going to look back and we're GONNA. Probably see some things it could have been done better however when it comes to the private sector and Make. Probably what for them very difficult choices you know they are probably looking into the future and. Trying to see things for what they are yet. What needs to be done right now probably does not align with what they see down the road, but they still do it, and that I know that's got to be a tough thing to do yet. They probably see it as just what needs to be done. It just has been a really quick realignment for these companies to. Up and start making medical equipment, even though they may be equipped to do it and be provided the resources to do it When it boils down to it, it's not exactly what they do in the micro term. I mean this particular challenge right now. It's not exactly like a war. There's a strategy behind it and you have time to ramp up production and you're kind of. Handed this plan of. What the needs would be. This is something that is new in the play books being written. Kind of real time with bad information or incomplete information or information based on models because this is the first time something like this happening. In our modern era. So. It's just pretty impressive to see everyone jumping on board and making it happen Yeah Yup agreed, and that brings us to our announcement for today in Kurt, you and I have been We've been rolling with some changes in what people have been describing as a new normal, and as we pivot, and as we look at our own manufacturing output. To keep the theme consistent. We're going to be bringing car stuff to a hiatus. just for the foreseeable future. Scott Kurt Nye are all doing well and there. You don't need to be concerned about us. we are still. We're still busy bees. This is a learning experience for all of us and probably many of us listening in the audience today of had to drastically retool our day to day operations. We'd like to give a shoutout and a massive. Thank you. To everybody who has tuned in with car stuff over the years, we'd also like to in particular. in this current time we'd like to give a thank you to. All of the gear heads out in the audience like to give it. Thanks to all of the truckers and people working in the transportation industry, keeping these supply chains around when they are very much vital in a in a very real way you are on the frontlines of this and we cannot thank you enough, but that's my attempt to thank you. Yeah. Yeah definitely I'd like to echo what been set as well Been It's been a pleasure working with you and with Scott on car stuff and. Putting the show out to the car stuff, faithful out there and I'd like to say also thanks or you know sticking with us through all the bumps in the road and why were trying to get our? wits about us and everyone just. Keep on keeping on and will keep it moving down the road as well agree. Until then. Keep the Keep the rubber side on the bottom and then. We'll see you up the road. Thanks for listening everyone..

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"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

"All in all just to get a sense of the scale here of how complete the switch was WANNA point out that in nineteen forty More than three million cars were produced in the US alone. During the entirety of World War Two. They only made the entire industry only made a hundred and thirty nine more instead, it was all focused on this war effort and that war effort you know. As inspiring, and as amazing as it is, it makes us wonder you know what. What happened after the war? What happened? Over there at willow. Willow run itself. The the plant was run by Henry Ford's operation, but the government actually owned the building so after the war. Ford decided not to buy the plant. Bigger eat need a millions of square foot facility. That was told for making airplanes so eventually a General Motors actually ended up with it, and they closed it in the two thousands. But like the building is torn down. And you would think that there would be a museum or something at least part of it, I think part of it is a museum. Called the Yankee Air Museum up there and IT Selena Michigan. But I mean more of a museum dedicated to what it once was or. The manufacturing feats that happened during that time period or something like that but. That is a lot of real estate to dedicate to museum. I just get a little bit down when stuff gets lost time. Yeah Agreed A. I'm sad that we've missed the chance, but Luckily we know that historians and car fans have not gotten this amazing story. My name is nick host of to my Nanna morning show and all the move. I want to personally invite you to my new podcast Allah. My name is a new show. Were all.

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"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

"And then even if they had parts that were not all the way finished that we're still in the stage of fabrication. They would be stopped. Of course that fabrication process assembly process and these parts would be shipped off the steel mills and the steel mills would remote the parts and the thing. That really got me. Is You know or the biggest components manufacturing is going to be the the die that you used to fabricate auto parts at some point. They decided that they would even take the die. They had us and they would send those to salvage to help with the war effort. Which means that they were adding so much extra time onto whatever their process would be to become car manufacturers again. They went all in. It was nuts. Oh by the way around this time. The government sets a national speed limit of thirty five miles per hour boo. Yes victories. Speed limit so the government instituted this between May of nineteen forty two in August of nineteen forty five to reduce gasoline and rubber consumption. And they were also only selling cars out of the stock pile of pre forty two production to essential drivers during that time as well from forty to forty five So this is interesting to think about how. The country completely shifted during that time. Even if you weren't in the military at war you're at home. Landscape basically changed you know. Giant factories are being converted or even constructed and all this on the heels of the Great Depression people at home begin to see things. Start Moving again and progressing forward in a way that they hadn't seen in years maybe for for their lifetime like you said machines being ripped out of the floor. New Machines being placed in factories used to build cars. Now they're building airplanes. Which you will thank. You need a whole new building to go from cars. Airplanes like in many cases. I believe. That's exactly what they did. You need all the you need a lot of space thoroughly plane down an assembly line. Invite a magic right I. It's interesting because we have a lot of historical sources that focus on the big three during World War. Two BUT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER. There are like nine. Other automakers in play right now like Nash and Studebaker. Yeah Yeah So. We've got a Bantam Packard. Studebaker Willy's overland grand page Hudson. Nash Kelvinator Crossley. What we're saying is that everybody made their contributions now. Of course the luminary himself. Henry Ford played a massive role here. But what surprised you about this? I'd like to kick some numbers for everybody in the audience here when it was all said and done the. Us auto industry alone just the car makers of this country created twenty percent of the total US output of manufacturing to fight in World War Two twenty percents and the total value. We would say of the of the things they made is like well over twenty nine billion dollars. Yeah it's crazy. I guess that would be what they call the military industrial complex or what became known as the Military Industrial Complex. This notion that conflict can fuel industry. Yeah Eisenhower is the one who said he called it. The Military Industrial Congressional Complex Don his original speech. Yeah it's important to say these fellas weren't going broke doing this. It's a huge change and it's profoundly inspiring that everybody was able to come together and support the country. But it's not like they weren't being paid to do so they were getting enormous government contracts and Ford wasn't exactly new to making aircraft they had the Ford Tri Motor which was Well not the most successful airplane ever but it was. It was no model. T know right but you know it's not like they went fully in a different direction is something they had done before. Yeah Yeah Absolutely. So they did have more expertise and it was very smart of them to partner with an aircraft desire right and it was strange because you know when you think about it it makes it. It's logical to say all right. Let's have a auto manufacturer. Bill TRUCKS BUILD ARMORED CARS BILL GPS even tanks. But I really appreciate that you're pointing out. How brand new a lot of this manufacturing was if not for Ford for other players in the game because General Motors also built planes for the com for this conflict right and in addition to that they weren't just assembling planes. They were also producing aircraft components..

"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"car companies" Discussed on CarStuff

"This on their own initiative at first the government. Had put in. A freeze on this the office of Production Management January first, nineteen, forty two, they said every sale of every vehicle is going to be frozen, and we're going to go on a case by case basis for people or entities that can had a contract for delivery of a vehicle. If they signed that contract before January I will go case by case to see if they can be delivered, and this is interesting ties into something else. The Office of Production Management Ripe That was pre existing, but in nineteen forty to President Roosevelt creates something called the war production board and. For anyone who has nightmares of big government overreach. This is crazy. Here's what they did they. The war production board regulated all industrial production and all allocation of resources or fuel that be considered war material, so they would coordinate heavy manufacturing they would also have. Very high level of control over things like metal rubber oil, and they even put in wage and price control so when all the manufacturers in the US ended their production of automobiles there in February, twenty-second, nineteen, forty two. They didn't just you know. Mothball the factories. They started working on other things, and they started working on things that I guess the best way to say it in most cases. They were building things. You could not by your local dealership right right, and I mean you have to put in a little bit of perspective, too, so you have World War One. That was the war to end all wars after that you have the Great Depression. The US is military was twelfth largest behind Brazil shortly before. World, War Two and it had the eighteenth largest air force which they are forces, you know hugely important and this overseas battle here in on two different fronts, World War Two. DOTTO industry they made airplanes, bombs, or Pitas, helmets, tanks jeeps. You know that sort of stuff this more in their wheelhouse. And then one of the famous examples would be Henry. Ford's willow run plant. It was then Epsilon Michigan. Willow run also developed this nickname. Will it run in the press because it had some issues getting up and running, but it was a it was an airplane manufacturing plant that manufactured the twenty four liberator, the long range bomber, and it got to the point where it can produce almost one per hour in Henry Ford was behind all of that kind of employed his assembly line techniques, the plane manufacturing, and they pre manufactured a lot of parts for the plane. An added crazy timeline rounds broken April eighteenth of nineteen forty one. The building was dedicated in June sixteenth, nineteen, forty one. They started making planes later that year. It took him a little while to get up to full capacity on this. As you can imagine, there's a lot of. You know planning and things like that. They were working with consolidated aircraft. Company the designed the plane. Henry Ford had engineers working out in California as well. They produce five miles of drawings per day so thirty thousand drawings in total, and by the time they made it back to consolidated ten thousand of those drawings or obsolete. And apparently consolidated also had some rework along the way, so they would be calling up willow run from time to time redirecting the plant to do things a certain way, because also with these aeroplanes came some quality control issues however the mere fact, they were able to switch over relatively quickly and make these gigantic airplanes on the scale that they did is very impressive despite some of the. Issues they had with manufacturing along the way. It's tough to really. Convey the enormity of the change here, both in terms of speed, and in terms of scale, so in April of one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, two, while willow run is inaction, these different representatives from the auto industry here in the states form something they call the Automotive Council war production, and the idea here was that these companies is private manufacturers who are usually competing with each other year over year quarter over quarter, a vague need to learn a new game. They need to figure out how they're going to share things with their former rivals. Who knows how to build this component best, it's not something. Maybe we would advertise to the public, but we all kind of behind the scenes. We all know who makes the best version of this part who has the best ability to mobilize their manpower? Who has the best line on things like steel, and so on right? Who Do we? Who can we work with? Who Can we help and? They had to do this. This would not have happened without this extraordinary level of cooperation I, mean just think about it almost like within days maybe a week, or so after production of all automobiles officially ceases, these factories are retooled at a frenetic rate. You know these gigantic manufacturing machines have to be like literally. Jack hammered out of the concrete. And then you have to bring in these other equally huge machines to replace. them gotta strip all the conveyor belts. You got to take all the electrical wires you had hooked up. Bundle them together as neatly as possible while in a devilish hurry, and then they just sort of tucked it up in the factory ceilings. Optimistic like okay all right Greg Urine. Charge your the I rolled up the wires. You Roll Back Down and put them in the right place. When this is over a and Greg's like man I should take better notes. Hey Everyone Ben Bullen here host of stuff. 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"car companies" Discussed on The Tesla Show

The Tesla Show

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"car companies" Discussed on The Tesla Show

"Make their cars unsafe as well so uh i i hear you on the safety aspect but the way that currently set up i'm not convinced that it is materially less safe than some of these terrible lane keep systems where people think it's going to keep them in their lane and it drifts out and then that the company car companies like well would just wasn't designed for that level of like autopilots not designed for that that all these car companies have the venture will thing where they're like well you have to be in control the card alltimes like y even tesla uses that it's not like tesla's any better that you actually still have to be paying attention and in control your car so the question is does open pilot add extra risk to you not being able to take control of the car and so far in watching lots and lots of videos of it in reading an interview in listening to all the folks who work there it doesn't seem as if they're doing anything that's like trying to indicate you should all sleep or like use it in city streets where there's people interacting with you as pedestrians like it's intended just for highways just like autopilot is so i agree as they get further and further along they clearly will have to mature their safety model and their practices but as it ext as it exists today i'm probably less anti the system then you are like it sounds like you would prefer they not be doing this at all it it sounds like you're you're putting on an awful lot of faith in what people what they say people should be using a four when the entire installation process involves a wink wink nudge nudge don't use this on public streets that that kind of poison the whole relationship from the beginning and if they tell you that you need to be looking at it every six minutes or something is that not just another annoying hacked to work your way around true fair enough.

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"car companies" Discussed on Think Again

Think Again

01:57 min | 4 years ago

"car companies" Discussed on Think Again

"So being a chauffeur be guide and hasty that because then the human being a can improve skill right and can maintain control i can't main interested in and so there are some car companies are developing cars were they're not going to be completely driverless right they're gonna be assisting the driver but assisting the driver so much as way way down on accident and this is a way of actually enhancing the ability of your average driver people all think they're good drivers in the art because you will learn from a very good example but you will still be learning at an you'll be paying attention and you will be responsible yeah and i imagine this tremendous commercial pressure on at least some companies to to eliminate that human element because people are gonna wanna said i don't want to do a will prospered habitable look at facebook he'll got and but then just recognize that that's the price you pay for that it may not be worth worth it i think it's much more what what what interesting to me as a philosopher is we've got these high technologies that are developing fantastically right now or at least a deep learning various sorts watson and others and a reinforcement learning in rural that some busy networks and all the rest of this these are a new category of things they are a sort of a black box you stuff in a whole lot of data gives you an answer and you don't know how it got the answer he can't tell you which you have very good reasons to believe it's true so those partners those are not retraceable you can't like some of them are some of them are really can't they're really quite unsuitable but although there inscrutable.

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