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John Zmirak: 'First China Came for the Uyghurs'...

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:22 min | Last week

John Zmirak: 'First China Came for the Uyghurs'...

"Volkswagen back, I'm talking to John's mirac Jon it doesn't have people can read your stuff at stream dot org stream dot org. What else should we talk about? Well, Jason Jones and I co authored another piece at the stream called first China came for the Uyghurs and the Vatican said nothing. I don't know if people following China news. The most prominent Christian in China has just been arrested. Cardinal Joseph zen, 90 years old, he's the cardinal of Hong Kong. So he's from the part of China that was free until 1998 under British administration. And then was turned over to communist China. On the promise that it would retain its free political system. Of course, like all promises made by communists, that turned out to be a lie. And there have been crackdowns and arrests and China put into place a law that anyone in Hong Kong violated the Communist Party's authority could be shipped to Mainland China where the courts and the juries would be much stricter. Cardinal zen helped set up a charity fund that would help fund the defense of people against such extradition orders. China just arrested him and everyone else involved in the foundation.

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Miss Kay Robertson Shares a Powerful Story About Her Husband Phil

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:26 min | Last week

Miss Kay Robertson Shares a Powerful Story About Her Husband Phil

"Back. I'm talking to miss K Robertson and Lisa Roberts in the book his sister roar and miss K, you just said something. I know you told me this story before, but I can't believe it. You said that your husband Phil, the duck commander, he was so bad, this is it right at the beginning of your marriage, that he threw you and the kids out of the house. He needed some peace because you were nothing but trouble, obviously. Yes, because I was preaching at this at 27. I really, you know, my Jesus and lord of my life. Before I was a small kid, I didn't exactly know what it meant, but I became a Christian, and I just, you know, I tried to suddenly say thanks and not me, but that's what we got. I was being a holy role or something. He didn't like it. So that's when he put us out and I'll never forget it was a rainy night and I had a boat swag and man three little boys piled every time we could get in a Volkswagen and we went to his brother's house and I asked his brother we stay there because feel put us out and he said only one night, only one night you can stay and I was like, okay and then I said, mind if I only one night because I didn't think I'd ever done anything to offend you and he said, hey, it's not you at all. I'm scared to fail. That's what he said. I'm scared of him. So I said, okay, so I can to the present time we live in now and went to the church, the big church that we got to. And I just told him, I said, I need help, you know? And we got in a little apartment, it was paid by what you make. And I already made 250,000 a month. So that's all I had. And me and the boys, we just prayed for him every day, and they got on the bus, probably it's called the pink buses and if you invite the neighbors, like, come, so it really helped my kids with their loss of not having their daddy. But we prayed for him. We prayed for him and then quickly to end this. He came to my work at a lunchtime, and I was coming in from lunch and my girlfriend said, oh no, there's fail and he's lucky he's laying on his steering wheel. She said, what do you think? And I said, I don't know, but I've got to face it and she said, what if what if he's got a gun in his future? I said, well, you've been watching too much. But number two is, you just watch from here and make sure nothing happens to me. So I go out there and he had been crying, and I've never seen Phil cry. You know, big tough man. You know, cry. And so he said, I'm sorry. He said, I love my family. I can't live without my family. And I just can't eat, and I can't sleep, and he said, I want you. I want you back, and I'm sorry about what I did, all those ten years and I said, Bill, this was my heart was going about a hundred miles an hour. And I said, let me tell you something. You can't do it by yourself. You've said a hundred times you were going to quit. And you didn't. And he said, well, I need to talk to somebody, and I said, well, I've got somebody lined up. It was a preacher at the church where I went. And he had this one time in the beer joint. Phil's baby sits your body men there, and he talked to film 5th day. Have you ever been drunk? And I preacher said, yes, I have. He said, but not lightly, and he said, no Phil, not since I come to Jesus.

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VW recalls over 246,000 SUVs due to unexpected braking

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 2 months ago

VW recalls over 246,000 SUVs due to unexpected braking

"Recalls been announced for some Volkswagen S. U. V.'s after news reports this week of sudden braking occurring in some models Volkswagen says it's determined the mysterious sudden braking problem in certain atlas cross sport and S. U. V.'s is the result of a faulty wiring harness which can interrupt electrical connections in the vehicles the problem can also cause the side air bags to be late in deploying after a crash this week the Associated Press called attention to nearly fifty complaints to U. S. safety regulators starting back in twenty twenty at least one driver reported going seventy miles an hour when the vehicle suddenly stopped there are also investigations into sudden braking occurring in some models of Honda Nissan and Tesla vehicles I'm Jackie Quinn

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Sudden braking in 2 VW SUV models draws regulatory scrutiny

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

Sudden braking in 2 VW SUV models draws regulatory scrutiny

"Federal safety regulators are looking into dozens of complaints of sudden braking in certain Volkswagen crossover SUVs about four dozen complaints have been made about some VW atlas vehicles suddenly coming to a stop safety advocates think it's a problem with the modern emergency braking systems Volkswagen says it's aware of some concerns and the national highway traffic safety administration is gathering information but hasn't opened a formal investigation one driver in Kansas says it feels like her model year twenty twenty one atlas SUV is possessed she's not driving it it is driving her there are investigations into sudden breaking in some Honda Nissan and Tesla vehicles I'm Jackie Quinn

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"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast

CarCast

04:40 min | 7 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast

"It'll be a feather, I'll be so pissed off once I grab it. Freaking match. That'll be fun. But you know, it's just you got to throw out a phrase or something. A lot of bracing, yeah, and a lot of just not giving a shit and forgetting about it and getting in there and giving him what he deserves. And then coming home, you know, working on the garage. That's basically how I look. Yeah. Right on. Do you touch my son, you die. It's pretty simple. I'm flying over there to kill Bobby Lashley. Yeah. All right. And see me all of that goes well and you don't hurt yourself more. You're gonna come back to LA. You're gonna do some work out here. You've got some shows. Oh, yeah. Let's see. I fly in Chicago. I private from Chicago Friday early afternoon to San Antonio. Fortunately gained gauges game is right near the airport. So I'm literally going to get off the plane and go to his game. Okay. And then Saturday, you know, just trying to catch my breath on Sunday, fly out to LA for the goldbergs. Oh, that soon. I didn't know if it was going to be that quick of a turn. I thought you'd get a week in between, but nuke. Me. So come out for the goldbergs. Okay. Well, I see, because I know you do NCIS on Los Angeles as well. And I kind of felt like that show because you get to November. You get to wear pants and a jacket or something. But the goldbergs, they're probably going to put you in your short shorts. So my tube socks. Yeah, your short shards and your tube socks. So hopefully you could just stand around and yell and not have to run too much. Because I don't know exactly. Do you get to wear the brace on the goldbergs? I don't think so. No. No. We have a lot of acting going on. Yeah, that's really gonna be it's like, why does he keep yelling? He's always yelling. Yeah, 'cause fucking leg hurts. It's hanging on by a staple that thing back on. All right, well, so we won't see you next week. We'll be watching we'll be watching you on WWE, but good luck. Have a good time and you know, yeah, the busy busy schedule for sure. So bob allister in for next week. And that's it. So we'll catch up soon. Follow us, of course, where he's Goldberg and Goldberg garage on Twitter. Goldberg 9 5 Goldberg's garage on Instagram. I'm sure you're going to be getting some updates and we'll have to check in again when you get back. I want to talk about some of the firing range stuff that you've been doing. And it looks like you've been shopping for a new toy, maybe testing out a few things. All those things that I keep testing out are mind balance. Yes, come out by purchasing them, but I did pick up a nice oh man, that desert eagle I bought last week is just something that revered man. It's absolutely like shooting a Canada. What was the smaller gun you shot first before you went in that video you posted it. It was a yeah it was like a sig P two 38 or something. It shoots a 38. It's a really small gun. You would love it. I mean, it's very, you know, you saw the size difference. I wanted to do the comparison for no other reason than to show the projectile. You know, I mean, it's a huge difference between the two. But yeah, just having some fun, man. I mean, why not? Yeah, actually, the small gun looked, it looked great, like a lot of control, really good. Oh, yeah. Through big on it. It looked like fun. But the desert eagle, that's the gun, it just seemed like, first of all, a lot more movement. A lot more sound. Like, why? But I love where you shoot it and you take a breath and you go holy shit and then you gotta shoot it again and take a breath and go holy shit. The other one you can crank out 5 6 rounds. So obviously different types of yeah, but let's be honest, if I can group 5 or 6 rounds with the three 80, it's still doesn't compare to one perfectly placed shot with a 50 Cal. Yeah. That thing was a monster. I don't know. I think there's a monster to say, by the way, if you guys want to see that, go check out the video up on Goldberg 9 5 on a Instagram. It was fun. Before we head out, we are.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast

CarCast

02:53 min | 7 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast

"It down on the track. Kind of lost throttle going 70 yesterday and the highway. Yeah, it was pretty entertaining. So just gotta shake it down. That's all. Yeah. That's all. It's two big water tanks are being delivered as we speak for the garage, so that's moving along. Speaking of powder coated today and stuff's rolling. Water tanks don't have to go in the ground, right? Because you've got enough land. They're just going to be off in the distance somehow. How close do they how close are they need to be to the garage? Well, right now they're about 75 yards away. So they're hidden, they'll be hidden under some trees. You can just hide them behind the power lines. Yeah, exactly. The powerful. Put it all right there. I had the powerful. Okay, so you're bringing in the two big tanks. And yeah, it should be. It should be kind of interesting. And when do they start construction? Because when does weather become a factor again? When does it get cold and it's like that? Like 24 hours from now? Yeah, it's starting to be an issue. We got rain coming in the next couple of weeks and it's just yeah, we got to get material onsite before the weather hits because it's going to be a quagmire if not. Right, okay. But the foundation being done or mostly done at this point, that's the most difficult to do with weather. As a 100% over the last I don't know how long now. Okay, so as that starts to come to be, of course, your docket's pretty full, going to Saudi Arabia. How's the knee? Oh, needs much better. Hopefully it'll be I won't be completely healed by then, but it'll be suffice to say in good enough shape to kick Bobby's ass. Let's just say that. What do you got to do to that knee? To actually get in a ring. There's a physicality of it that we've always talked about. The physicality is real. Bobby is not a light dude. Bobby Lashley is a big dude. So look, if you just went into a jam or any of us went into a gym and try to grab a big sandbag and move it around as your workout. This isn't throwing a medicine ball on the ground or bouncing it off a wall. This is, I don't know. What is he two 50 to 80? Easy. Two pitchers. Yeah, two 70. I don't know, that's a lot of weight. So.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast

CarCast

08:32 min | 7 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast

"Doing it. So there was yeah, right? So what I find is the Volkswagen doesn't get going very quickly. And I'm not, I'm not talking about like a zero to 60. Because 60 is fast. I'm talking like zero to 30, zero to 25. It just feels like you hit the gas and nothing happens until it has to I guess spool up with a little, I don't know two liter turbo or something. Maybe I'll maybe this is kind of our age, but remember the little kind of gimmicky toy. It's a little airplane. And the propeller is attached to a rubber band. And you know, like you use your finger and you spin the propeller to potential on the rubber band. Right? You're sitting here doing it. And then when you let go, it unwinds and then that rubber band the little you throw the airplane and it takes off. It feels like every time I'm at a stoplight and I want to get going, I feel like I hit the gas and it feels like that little rubber band has to wind up to create some tension. And then it goes. And it starts to go. W's gonna be extremely ecstatic if you use the analogy of a rubber band. I have a rubber band. It feels like it has to sort of build up that energy before it starts to move. And I was thinking about it on the way here. Now it's not a deal killer. It's fine. It's just you just have to kind of adapt your driving style. If you drive like me, then it's annoying. If you don't, then it's probably fine. But aside from that, everything else seemed fine on the tiguan. It's just you know, I don't know, that's just kind of my thought. As I'm sitting here driving these cars, I'm thinking what it is that I like or don't like or what's happening in it and sometimes it's goofy little things. Look, the Audi and the Bentley, you know, again, same same parent companies. Excuse me, the same family. Same thing, you know, out here with traffic. As you're making that left turn, there's traffic coming toward you, but you find the gap. You make a calculated decision. You know you're gonna make it. There's plenty of room. And again, you've got people behind you. And there's not a lot of left turn arrows out here. So you kind of have to make it. Otherwise, people behind you are going to be honking. Going, hey, you could make it, you could go. Except on the stupid Audi and the Bentley, which is so crazy to say because I really like those cars. I'm such a fan of Audi. But when the Audi sees or the Bentley sees a car coming at you in that lane, it jams on the brakes 'cause I think you're gonna get hit. And what happens is is you make enough left hand turn to get into the intersection and then if jam is a breaks and then you're like, now I'm gonna fucking die. Because someone's coming at me. You know? And that's way scarier than VW's lack of power. You need to turn it off. For the life of me, I can not seem to find a way to turn it off. A friend of mine had Bentley bentayga, the SUV, and tried to turn it off and couldn't find it, went to the dealer and they're like, oh, it's deep within the settings. He's like, good, find it, turn it off, and they couldn't turn it off. A true story. He got so frustrated with this thing. Again, it's a driving habit. So it's a way we drive some of us drive. And he's like, forget it. Traded it in straight up, got a Rolls Royce. Trying to do the valley for a Rolls Royce literally for that reason. It was just like, I can't do it. It's like, it's just a frustrating thing. Anyway, see these little quirks that sometimes they're fine and we can adapt around them sometimes that they are maddening and we can not adapt around them. Anyway, that was just some thought I had on the Volkswagen take one. Aside from that, it's pretty, it's nice. You know, it seems to work well. Yeah. It is. Dodge Durango. The 2022 Dodge Durango is out. They've got some new features in it. Usually more technology, some upgrades, things like that. They've reduced the amount of colors, I think, as they start to phase out this vehicle, I think there was 11 different colors, probably like 7 different shades of gray. They got a down in like four. It's just like black, white, red blue, gray, or whatever. It's just like they've kind of narrowed it down. We're done with the hellcat engine for sure. And so the SRT Durango is pretty much done, which, look, I mean, the hellcat version of it is done. All of the end of last year or the beginning of this year, we kept saying, hey, get the Durango hellcat because we're only making a certain amount. We weren't lying about that. I know it was advertising, but that's what it is. So now if you want one, you can see if you can find one on a lot, otherwise they're all account for you going to have to buy you. You're going to have to wait for bring a trailer to put one up there. But I don't know, 2024, we've got two more years with the current dog Durango. So if you want if you want the current Durango, now you can get a three 92 engine. You can get the big V8. And you can always modify it and hot rod it do whatever you want, which is one of the things we liked about Durango. And the Jeep grand Cherokee, right, especially the V8, the track hawk, people would say, why would I get a $90,000 Jeep grand Cherokee? Would you get Porsche Cayenne turbo used or something like that? And I said, well, for me, it was like, do you want to modify it? You know? If you wanted to modify it, if you wanted to make a thousand horsepower track hawk, then you could do it. And the drivetrain holds up, I think, you know, I think Mario gearheads was basically saying, yeah, you do half shafts on it, and aside from that, it's pretty beefy. He's making some big power with those things. I'm sure you guys are going to have your Goldberg's garage, power packages for the track hawk. All of the hellcats, right? Yes, sir. Anyway, so if you guys want to Dodge Durango, this is her out for basically two more years. You could still get that three 92. If you want that, it's cool. It's big. It's fast. I'm trying to find out what were the what were the colors. Black, gray, red and white. Those are the new colors. Black gray red and white. They got fancy names, but you can go in there and dig them up. But that's pretty much that's pretty much what they are. And speaking of the new Jeep grand Cherokee, have you seen it yet? This redesign, they're trying to go. It's actually, it's actually very nice looking. It looks it looks good. The interior looks good. I don't know exactly what all of the engine options are going to be, but as far as the pricing, the entry level grand Cherokee Laredo is going to be 37,390 bucks. So sub 40,000. The it's a good price point. Yeah, it seems like it's gonna be a good price point. From there, the altitude is the new model. It's a just about 42,000. It gets you a nicer leather heated front seats, remote vehicle start a few things like that. You can get the limited gets up to about 43 1700. Which, by the way, is about a $2500 increase of the previous generation limited. So there is a little bit.

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VW Debuts the ID Buzz Autonomous Van

Daily Tech Headlines

00:19 sec | 9 months ago

VW Debuts the ID Buzz Autonomous Van

"Volkswagen debuted its. Id buzz autonomous e van. The twenty twenty one. I a mobility event in munich. This features autonomous systems developed by argot. Ai vw plans to use. Id buzz as the platform for its full-scale commercial. Ride hailing and delivery operations plans launch germany. In twenty twenty-five

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Global Plug-in Car Sales July 2021: Almost Doubled to 480,000

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

01:56 min | 9 months ago

Global Plug-in Car Sales July 2021: Almost Doubled to 480,000

"Start with the global plug in car. Sales around the world always interesting to look at. These isn't it gives a bit of a big picture a wider view about how we doing as a planet with the and i've been talking about the august numbers lately but let's talk about the july numbers because it does take longer to assemble the global up global plug in car sales increased in july by ninety four percent year-over-year to four hundred eighty thousand one of the best results ever ever ever the market share. Globally of plug in cars was seven point. One percent. Two thirds of them will all electric going to inside tvs. I father she passenger plug in electric car sales over three million. That's wonderful since the beginning of the year which seems five minutes ago. Three million more eady's are on the road. Market share increased over the year to six point five percent less than july seven point. One percent is expected as well that by the end of the year. We have a six million. there's always i is increasing take rights of ev's but also more sold in the second half of the year so it could be well over six million plug in vehicles also this year. Globally the top selling models for the month of july will would be the ruling hongguang. Mini av the tesla model. Three the testimony. Why and the volkswagen. Id four. In that order id four by the way pretty much on par. With the tesla model y both fourteen and a half thousand sales in july globally. The highest number of new plug in electric car registrations noted by byu they lead the way and byu were a long way ahead of tesla in july By like eleven thousand vehicles. Byu then tesla than saic gm. Which is the joint venture in china of general motors and volkswagen in fourth place. About six thousand behind tesla

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Senators Want FTC Enforcement on Autopilot

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

01:43 min | 9 months ago

Senators Want FTC Enforcement on Autopilot

"Aren't so pretty. Nice day for tesla stock today shaking off some of the red from earlier this week. Finishing up three and a half percent to six hundred eighty dollars ninety nine cents comparatively. The nasdaq was down nine. Tenths of a percent most of that drop happening in the last hour. Two hours of trading after the fed minutes came out so the minutes from the federal reserve's meeting today indicating that they are considering tapering off their monthly asset purchases sometime in the near term but obviously those things can and often do change so the market reacting to that towards the end of trading and tesla got pulled down a bit as well so pretty strong day for automakers just across the board today so we ejected on this yesterday but will check in again today probably for the last time this week but weekday performance so far tussles down about four percent a little bit less than four percent so far and actually now doing about a half a percent to full percentage point better than gm. Ford's atlanta's volkswagen and neo so despite all the coverage of the knits investigation. If you'd just slept through the first few days of the week which is actually not a bad strategy for an investor and you just looked at automaker performances we to date. You'd have no idea that there was investigation on tesla. And you'd probably say oh tesla's having a pretty good week relative to others so markets down today tesla up and that was despite reports that two. Us senators are currently urging the federal trade commission to open a probe into whether or not tesla used deceptive marketing practices involving drivers systems features which tesla of course calls autopilots and full. Self-driving that is per the wall street journal. They write quote in a letter to the head of the fdic. We con dated wednesday senators. Richard blumenthal of connecticut and ed markey of massachusetts said they have serious concerns about how tesla advertises. Its advanced driver assistance features. Which don't enable vehicles to operate autonomously. They took aim chief executive elon. Musk for some of his comments and quote.

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Goldman Sachs AI Day Expectations

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

01:47 min | 9 months ago

Goldman Sachs AI Day Expectations

"Robin our here. And today we're going to be talking about a couple of analysts. Updates one from goldman sachs about their expectations for a day. I think those are kind of helpful. Just to get a sense of what institutions are expecting for events like that then we've also got a bit of an update on that yuan. Musk source city. Trial some news out of china and a couple of stores as well bit of a tougher day for tesla again. Today though the stock did recover some in the afternoon ended up finishing down about three percent. Six hundred and sixty five dollars. Seventy one cents. The nasdaq was also down today. Nine tenths of a percent. So i know feels like a rough week for tesla. But it's been kind of a rough week for all automakers looking at a handful here you can see. Gm down six for instilling tests down about four and a half percent. Volkswagen in neo down seven percent expand down six percent average across the board of those down six percent so desolate spent a little bit worse. But not really all that much especially given the context of the nitsa investigation as the interest from that fades from earlier. this week. Everyone is going to be turning their attention to a idea of course scheduled for this thursday. It'll be five. Pm pacific time eight pm eastern time. I do believe tesla intends to livestream it. We don't have those details yet. But i think eli had previously said that they would though i can't find that tweet at the moment i'd be shocked if they didn't and also plan on live streaming as well so as i mentioned goldman sachs last night. Put out a note with their expectations for a day and in their introduction. They did note that this is going to be a purposeful recruiting event. So hopefully that stands from tesla has kind of cut through to most investors and. I think that really helps to keep expectations a lot. More realistic in terms of what was going to be talking about as goldman sachs. They expect hustle to talk about five key topics which they outlined in this note. I they say they expect us to discuss its. Ai neural net now strained. I would agree. That is something that we've heard tesla talk about both at autonomy day and then if you followed andrea carpathia presentations. He's talked a lot about those sort of

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"volkswagen" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

08:10 min | 9 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on Recode Decode

"Work with two big partners in ford and volkswagen. We see a bunch of change. The car industry there's new car companies are very exciting. They're spending up. there's all kinds of investment activity. There's also a lot of consolidation so as you look across that landscape. Where do you think your truest competitor. Why always leave those those things to to fellas like you to call outperforming skew you but you follow this really closely you you. You have an answer i look. I think we're in such an exciting time where a lot of good ideas are getting funded. I saw a chart in the wall street journal the other day that showed the just the huge like enormous growth in start up capital. I think it's a really exciting time right. And just the way i look at it. Is this technology who whoever gets it fielded right and deployed. Whoever makes it at the end of the day is long as they're following the right practices and processes and view it not just as a convenience but also a safety function i think is gonna have a huge transformative impact on the world And it's it's going to mean safer cleaner easier transportation worldwide. That's what we're after regardless of. Who my competitors our who's going to end up deployment i think those that stay true to that that vision and deliver on it. I think we're going to be incredible long lasting companies but one of the reasons. I ask comeback that commodification question. Is there just a first mover advantage. Were you happen to get to the finish line first. Everyone else is going to. Just start buying argos stack in deploying it or is there a many markets are winner. Take all do you think. Self-driving winner-take-all no. I don't think it's winner. Take all. I think that there's a all the time there's three trillion miles driven in the us alone. Huge percentage of those are actually passenger miles. So i think that the opportunities enormous. I think you're gonna see different. Companies specialize in automating different fractions in slices of those miles. And i think there's incredible businesses to be built even just within those those licenses one way you can measure this competition and i love it. You're just gonna tell me it's my job to figure it out but we're gonna try anyway one way to measure. This competition is miles driven. How many miles are robots drive. This week in the reason i bring it up is because waymo which i think is a competitor of yours. Loves to tout how many miles it's driven billions of more miles than anyone can even comprehend way. Minima says it's driven. Is that the right measure. Is that a measure you use i. No it isn't just because depending on where you operate your drive. Different speeds and so the unit of work for any given vehicle on any given day is very different right. I could put up a huge mileage number and have it all be on highway as very different than driving ocean drive in miami so you know not all miles are the same not. It's it's really an apples to oranges. Measurement i do think that being clear about where you're driving is an and what the complexity is and what the industry terms as the operational design domain which is just describing what are the types of streets and roads et cetera. That you're driving on. I think is really important to disclose just as much as as mileage if you're gonna use mileage as your benchmark. Mileage is obviously a proxy for data collected. Right there on the sensors are reading a bunch of data they running machine learning algorithms. They need vast amount of data tomatoes. Algorithm smarter is that data collected. Is that the right. I mean is useful. But but again data on i seventy five is going to be very very different than data in On broadway so like. I just think that again. It's all about the environment and and if we wanted to start looking at the diversity of data maybe that's a way to look at it. Right is what. What is the diversity in the different environments in cases that you've seen recorded in our testing against and how well's the system performing against those test cases i mean that's ultimately what the thomas driving companies are looking at internally it may not get published but that's what we're looking at whenever we talk about data collection we have to talk about. Privacy will use the lift cars. A tiny example lift knows who you are. You sign into left. He called car maps route. Lift can kind of throw that away after awhile right like. They're running logistics business in some way they want to know the cars to be for a giant machine learning data. So you need to hold onto that data. So how're you anonymous. Is that something you've had to think about totally anonymous for us. We aren't trying to identify anybody. We're purely using the data to understand. Is that a vehicle is it. A person is a bike scooter. is the pedestrian motorized. As we've called right like we're trying to understand that so that we can predict and understand. Like what are the movements you're gonna make to ensure safety We're not handling the in in in engagement. You don't make the sort of user facing interface of the car right. You're very focused on autonomy tie into the cars existing systems. I'm sure lifts there's gonna be some consumer software interface element but one of the things. I've noticed as i've talked to car. Companies this eeoc afford the co pollstar. They're aware that they can't just give the center stack of the corner. Way to car play an android auto anymore. It's it's gotta be good and they've got to win that back because cars start to drive themselves. They can't just be like it's carplay. They need people to use their maps their interface to understand how the cars operate where in that dynamic playing. Is it all in the background. Do you want an argo interface. How does that work out. It's a little bit in the background. The part that we concentrate on is we wanna provide displays that assure the writers that the car is operating safely correctly so we do have a display that we build an argo that shows the scene in and around the vehicle the locations of the different objects around the vehicle. You know we'll show the upcoming trip in routes and like what the next turn. It's going to make that kind of thing in terms of like the dash board for a consumer vehicle and getting into sort of the math wars and the different companies screaming for your attention screen time. That's not a battle that we're in the middle of right now but you need to have maps to run air system right. Who's your map provider. We do but the types of maps you and give to a to consumer their maps. That helped the car drive there. Kind of high resolution maps that The vehicle figure out what location. It's in like exactly where it is within a lane and so on. it isn't a navigational. I mean that's an element to it right. But that's it's a little bit different. Use case understand if i get into one of these lifts in awe center miami or one of these. Id buzzes still great name in hamburg. And i'm like. I want to go to this bar. There has to be some sort of consumer facing map. That showing me like. Here's how long it will take. Here's a resume and take that asks translated into instructions for the car to operate that. Does that happen based on the map. That i'm seeing or a different map. You picking where you want to go and showing your current location and and trying to find points of interest and all of that at least with the lift engagement that will be through the lift app the lift map that we the lift system ultimately trip data get sent to us. Yes we do have an understanding of addresses and locations and how to navigate the vehicle. My point is that those systems though are kind of optimized for the driving function the actual you i presented to the user is on the lift end of things. We don't have involvement in that part of it as you think about making more consumer vehicles or far into the future you know. Ford has a big.

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Biden Sets Goals for Boosting Electric Car Sales, Fuel Efficiency

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:06 min | 10 months ago

Biden Sets Goals for Boosting Electric Car Sales, Fuel Efficiency

"Gotta grab this clip of biden's announcement and it's it's essentially an electric vehicle welfare state no kidding. What a spectacle i mean. We're we're watching. I mean here was biden's announcement. Here's the wall street journal editorial board by the way. Bmw ford honda. Volkswagen volvo seconding seconding the need for bold action in the federal government. Let's see politicians as partners. The by administration is adopting california deal as the framework for its revised cafe rules. The mileage mandate will increase by ten percent. We got we have got insanity happening in washington. Dc socialism like like. You can't believe

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Shade Tree Mechanic (MM #3780)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 10 months ago

Shade Tree Mechanic (MM #3780)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I've talked before about how I'm not the handiest guy around. I'm not horrible but it never considered myself a a shade. Tree mechanic, funny back when I was younger back when I had my Volkswagen, when I first started out driving I could do just about anything. I helped a couple of friends rebuild an engine, an old Pontiac Trans Am on a Volkswagen bus, those things I did as a kid, but as I got older, when I realized I didn't keep up the skills, I wasn't that knowledgeable. So once I could afford to, I went with a professionals but every now and again, you got to do something for yourself the other night. I noticed that my headlight bulb my car. So I decided instead of going to the dealer are going to a mechanic to replace the light bulb. I take the plunge. I used to do this all the time, but like, mechanisms in cars, they're harder to get to their harder to change. And, well, it's not as easy as they used to be. And that's the way the car manufacturers wanted, but I was able to go to the auto parts store, buy a $16, light bulb and amazingly enough. Change it at the first try. I was pretty proud of myself. I'm no shade tree mechanic. But every now and again, I feel like one for, at least a moment dead.

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Shade Tree Mechanic (MM #3780)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 10 months ago

Shade Tree Mechanic (MM #3780)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I've talked before about how I'm not the handiest guy around. I'm not horrible but it never considered myself a a shade. Tree mechanic, funny back when I was younger back when I had my Volkswagen, when I first started out driving I could do just about anything. I helped a couple of friends rebuild an engine, an old Pontiac Trans Am on a Volkswagen bus, those things I did as a kid, but as I got older, when I realized I didn't keep up the skills, I wasn't that knowledgeable. So once I could afford to, I went with a professionals but every now and again, you got to do something for yourself the other night. I noticed that my headlight bulb my car. So I decided instead of going to the dealer are going to a mechanic to replace the light bulb. I take the plunge. I used to do this all the time, but like, mechanisms in cars, they're harder to get to their harder to change. And, well, it's not as easy as they used to be. And that's the way the car manufacturers wanted, but I was able to go to the auto parts store, buy a $16, light bulb and amazingly enough. Change it at the first try. I was pretty proud of myself. I'm no shade tree mechanic. But every now and again, I feel like one for, at least a moment dead.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

03:17 min | 10 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"Work week. Everyone a moment of silence please. For sedans those little guys have had to deal with a lot in the past several years. The ford focus the dodge dart. The chrysler two hundred the chevy impala. All those models have hit the scrap heap and last week. Volkswagen announced that after thirty years one of its sedans would be joining them. The vw passat the twenty twenty. Two model year will be the final one for the classic mid size sedan. Which competes with honda's accord in. Toyota's camry why well sales of the facade had been falling in recent years according to the wall street journal. Volkswagen sold around twenty three thousand passats last year. Down from seventy eight thousand in two thousand fifteen that downward trend of sedan sales is hitting all automakers as buyers move toward suv's and trucks. Volkswagen will continue to focus. On churning out its line of. suv's including its crossover. Atlas crossovers are particularly appealing to drivers. Because they have the roominess of suv's but are built on the frame of a car which makes vehicles more fuel-efficient and crossover sales from all automakers are surging. Forty percent of all vehicles sold in the us or crossovers according to statistics. That's not great news for models like the good old pp aside and in addition to surges. Suv and truck sales. An industry-wide embrace of electric vehicles means there's just no room on the lot for many sedans. Volkswagen itself is leaning into the market with its ide- four electric crossover suv. You may remember. Vw's failed pr stunt earlier this year when it said it was changing. Its name to volts wagon. Well jokes aside. The automaker says when it comes to electric vehicles there quote just getting started. There's another car maker who also recently put a well known sedan out to pasture in favor of the future. ford retired. Its focus back in twenty eighteen and has since full steam ahead on crossovers and trucks. The automaker is home to the country's bestselling pickup trucks and early next year. They'll roll out a new one. This one fully electric that will have to compete with chevy's forthcoming electric silverado. And even tesla's cyber truck. Volkswagen also makes a truck the amock but that one's not available in the us as drivers increasingly say hallowed more trunk space and an optional third row to it's passat alas vw is saying off. Peterson from wondering. This is business. wars daily. I'm your host david brown written and produced by jessica. Your muscle our executive producer. Jenny lower beckmann and marshal. Louis created by or non lopez four. We get support from masterworks. If you're tired of the meam stock mania than you're not alone this year alone. Investors have lost over one hundred sixty seven billion on meam stocks. So what do elite investors do instead. Well there's one high performing yet overlooked alternative that eighty four percent of wealth managers recommend this asset is contemporary art now for the first time ever..

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"volkswagen" Discussed on Hands-On Tech

Hands-On Tech

06:35 min | 11 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on Hands-On Tech

"Or the Ford mustang mach or even the chevrolet bolt for that matter Because it won't bring the vehicle to a complete stop but it'll bring it down to about five miles an hour so and then you have to get on the break and the region breaking even in in the b mode is a. It's not quite as aggressive as what you'll find in some of those other vehicles so if you really like strong region and i do you know you're not gonna get going to get quite as much in the eighty four as you would in some other vehicles but overall it's it's pretty good and and you can do most of your driving without having to touch the break at any time. In fact the pedal kind of interesting done fun. Little detail on these vehicles Obviously to pedals no manual transmission. So there's no clutch but on the pedal there's a little arrow Looks like a play button on a on a music player and then on the brake pedal. There's a couple of vertical bars That look like a pause button off music player so play pause as kind of just a fun. Little detail overall vehicle is surprisingly roomy. It's on the outside. It's similar in size overall to most Compact crossovers in the which are and. That's right now aside from full-size. pickup trucks. Is pretty far away. The most popular segment in the us market. It has really overtaken midsize sedans which used to be the most popular So vehicles like the toyota. Rav four on the vive. Ford escape chevy equinox. It's in that same size classes those vehicles but because of the fact that it's electric Doesn't have any drive drive train underneath you. Just have the battery pack under the floor between the the front rear motors. It and and because you don't have an engine up front. It allowed volkswagen designers to move the dashboard up. In a way makes the vehicle feel really roomy inside and it is quite roomy incited. It's very roomy car you'll have no problem at all five adults in this car For you know for any normal driving road trip You know three kids in the back. Probably be a little more comfortable than than three adults but still it feels very spacious. There's lots of hip and shoulder room. Lots of height this model. This is the first edition model at least has the full glass panoramic route. Like what you'll find in. Most tesla's the maki's got one of those. I think there will be some less expensive models later on that have steele roof and right now the the four in the first edition which is what they said. This is the trend that most automakers are doing. These days is offering limited first edition models. You know kind of following again in the pattern of tesla when they when they originally launched the roadster back in two thousand seven. Two thousand eight They sold the first batch. The first hundred or so of those were founders edition models and they've done limited first edition runs for each of their subsequent vehicles now. Most manufacturers are doing that for did a launch edition of the machi. Vw's falling their first edition of the Four they did a first edition. Id three in europe as well. So this one went for forty four thousand dollars sticker price before the tax incentives. The first editions are all sold out. Now he can't get them anymore but what you can order. Now is the eighty four pro. Which again is a single motor rear wheel drive version than starts at forty thousand dollars before incentives and then you still have full eligibility for most wagon through volkswagen for the seventy five dollar federal tax credit plus whatever state and local. Incentives may be where you happen to live. the Later on probably late this year. Or maybe the early part two thousand twenty two the will also be a less expensive Single motor version and one of the interesting things. That volkswagen is doing with the platform. Volkswagen one of the first manufacturers high volume mainstream manufacturers to go to front wheel drive on their smaller vehicles because with a gas engine front wheel drive. turn the engine sideways. You can concentrate all the powertrain components in the front makes for room ears better packaging and better traction Because you've got the weight over the drive. Wheels generally don't front wheel drive. Vehicles often. don't handle as well as all wheel drive vehicles or rear wheel drive vehicles Because the front wheels have to do both the steering and the the tractive effort to get the car moving so generally rear wheel drive vehicles and have the best driving dynamics so what volkswagen's done with the family with the platform is the default is a single rear wheel drive So you You can split the workload between the front and rear tyres. The franz do the steering arrears do the propulsion makes the car handle low better and this this car This is not as i said. This is a single motor rear wheel drive so it does. It does handle really well. And that's that's a trait. That volkswagen is volkswagen vehicles. Had for a long time there tend to be very fun to drive. they're nimble they even the front wheel. Drive models are have really good driving dynamics. The same is true for the four and we haven't driven a rear wheel drive one yet but certainly with the all wheel drive it. It is quite enjoyable to drive. The only downside really to the driving dynamics of this car is surprisingly the steering feel. There's not a whole lot of feedback through the steering wheel when you're cornering and what that means is in a car like say for example my my oh mazda miata.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on Hands-On Tech

Hands-On Tech

07:23 min | 11 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on Hands-On Tech

"So this is the second and a range of electric vehicles. That volkswagen brand launching based on hits new modular electric tool kit and the acronym for the german version. That is emmy be so this is referred to as emmy be platform and volkswagens that they're planning to launch about seventy five different name plates of this platform between now and twenty twenty-five off of their nine different automotive brands so some of the brands like for example bentley and bugatti probably won't get any based vehicles but they've already launched two in europe and north america. I was the. Id three which is based which is similar in size to the golf hatchback slightly smaller than this one. The four is a little little. Bit taller will more crossover ish. And it went on sale in europe late in twenty twenty and started sales here in north america earlier this year Early in two thousand twenty one. I think the first deliveries were in march of this year. They've also got some other In europe For the skoda brand And later this year here. In north america will also be getting the audi q four e tron which is again based on this same architecture so they all use the same set of basic components underneath the same set of motors. Standard battery packs a lot of the same The same electronics. They'll have unique bodies geek interiors. So the audi q four example look complete. I mean it's a crossover basically the same size as this one but it'll have a completely different interior. Looks much more audi audi like like other contemporary audi models as well as the exterior styling will be more like audis. The eddie floor has an eighty two kilowatt hour. Lithium ion battery pack that sits under the floor and two hundred and one horsepower. Electric motor at the rear axle. And it has an epa estimated range of about two hundred fifty miles Which is i think is quite quite a good range. I think it's acceptable for almost everybody. you know. The vast majority of people never drive more than about forty miles a day. So even if you live in northern climates where you get very cold weather or in parts of country where it gets very hot which increasingly is almost everywhere and you're using and you need easier conditioning. You're still going to get a wall over one hundred and fifty in most cases closer to two hundred miles of of range for your normal driving even when you're using a lot of accessories so that's that's always a good thing to have so there's plenty of range available. It also has fast charging support up to one hundred and twenty kilowatts fast charging. And when you get the id the id four as well as future. Volkswagen electric vehicles. You'll get three years of Free vat dc fast charging at electrify american stations And currently there are about six hundred and twenty years stations around the country With getting close to believe Over three thousand chargers individual chargers scattered among those. Those stations and electric america is in addition to this vehicle. is one of the outcomes of the dieselgate scandal hard of the multibillion dollar settlement that volkswagen of america had with the epa justice department of various than california air resources board and various other agencies was that they would spend two billion dollars on electric vehicle charging infrastructure. And so what they did was they established a new business unit called electrify america which is owned by volkswagen america. But it's it's actually A separate business unit of the company and they have been building. These dc fast charging stations over the last couple of years Ea is also working with a number of other automakers in addition to An addition volkswagen group such as lucid ford and hyundai To do fast charging deal so when you buy vehicles from any of those manufacturers electric vehicles from those manufacturers you'll get at least some Dc fast charging complementary with the purchase of the vehicle much as did early on when they launched their super charger network and offered free dc fast charging too early tesla buyers. These days tesla's still offers free supercharging. In some limited instances they do occasionally as a promotion but most tesla buyers today have to pay for their fast they get some limited amount for free so the look. The interior design of this vehicle is completely new for volkswagen. it's actually shared. It's the same as the three. It's the same layout as the three so it looks very similar to that but it's different from any previous volkswagen. We've seen this. Particular model is a first edition which is why it has the the white term the white steering wheel the white kloster white Door handles But later later models. I think we'll be a darker color matches with the rest of the interior but it's The general look it will still be the same. So we have a large twelve inch. Senator touchscreen display here Notice there's no knobs or physical controls it's all touchscreen and in fact Even has some gesture control built in And the i'll i'll i'll come back to the user interface here in a moment and then we have a smaller display right in here right here in front of the driver which is attached to the steering column so when you move the steering wheel upper down this actually. The the instrument cluster here moves with the steering column. So the steering wheel's never blocking it off on the side of this instrument pod here you'll find the gearshift control and it's you just give it a twist forward at the top to put it into drive or break mode and gives you options drive mode. Gives you a lower level of regenerative braking when you lift off the accelerator. That's more like what you'd be accustomed to driving a gasoline car. And if you put it in brake mode it's it's equivalent of putting a conventional transmission into low gear. Gives you stronger. Regenerative braking closer to one pedal breaking. It's not fully one pedal breaking like you can get in a lot of other these like Bmw's or minis.

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Volkswagen, BMW Fined $1 Billion by Europe Over Diesel-Tech Collusion

WSJ Minute Briefing

00:18 sec | 11 months ago

Volkswagen, BMW Fined $1 Billion by Europe Over Diesel-Tech Collusion

"European commission levied fines totaling more than a billion dollars on several german automakers. The commission said bmw volkswagen as well as vw's porsche and audi units violated european union antitrust rules by colluding to not compete to develop the best emission systems for diesel powered.

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CNN. Tesla Sales Rise Despite Problems With Chips and China . 34 Mins Ago

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

02:05 min | 11 months ago

CNN. Tesla Sales Rise Despite Problems With Chips and China . 34 Mins Ago

"Everybody power here and stay. We have quite a full slate to go through on the final day of tesla's second quarter. I cannot believe we are already heading into q. Three time flies today. We're talking about testing closing out. The quarter emptying showrooms today and delivering the first long range model s.'s. so we've seen the plaid deliveries. We've now got long range model hostelries as well i we've also got enormous chiming in a sort of last comments before q. To closes out news from hong kong. That's pretty interesting. An update on possible. Ev us federal tax credits. Some news on tussle energy Ruling on in ohio. On volkswagen and some news from canada on electric vehicles. So we'll start off with the stock. You're today tesla. Finishing down fifteen hundreds of a percent sixteen hundred zero percent to you. Six hundred seventy nine dollars seventy cents compared to the nasdaq pretty much right in line with where tesla was relatively quiet day. The nasdaq finishing down around that level. As well so as i said i long range deliveries here for the new model s. A great to see those get out. We had seen tesla stockpiling some vehicles at fremont on. It seems like some of those are finally now being delivered here on the final days of the quarter. Uh so congratulations to the new long range model s. owners and i've definitely heard some other reports of people getting plaid deliveries scheduled even for tonight. So tesla as usual going right up until the wire For the the quarter so we went through deliveries And production forecasts yesterday. I just wanted to provide a couple of updates on that. So we've been kind of tracking the sessile shanghai accounts As we've gone through the historical information shared by this account at has at times been relatively accurate. So that's why i've been sharing it. We're kind of following it throughout the quarter anyway. A few days ago this account had reported that key to sales were locked down sixteen percent. Well apparently they're not locked because now we've got a second update here today saying you it's s. q. On sales here. But the referring to sales in china being down eleven percent only and of course that's just domestic deliveries tesla has grown exports in jinan q. to So total production. In china in shanghai is going to be up but domestic deliveries may be down this account saying down eleven percent

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Tesla Rumors: Model Y, China, Suppliers Plus Plaid Updates

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

01:50 min | 1 year ago

Tesla Rumors: Model Y, China, Suppliers Plus Plaid Updates

"Everybody rob our here. Welcome back to tesla daily. Hope everybody had a great weekend. We are now back to the normal format and today. We're going to be discussing some news. On tesla out of china we've also got an update on a model y both pricing and demand news on bitcoin from ulan. Musk couple updates on the plan model. S a price target lowering from canaccord genuity and a couple of other pieces of news as well decent. Start of the week. Four tesla stock finishing up one point three percent today to six hundred seventeen dollars. Sixty nine cents. That compared to the nasdaq up. Three quarters of a percent so pretty good mackerel tail wind today for stocks like tesla art will start off in china today. We've got a few pieces of news. Some rumors some clarifications to make i is an update from a chinese tech supplier name to opo they supply in addition to tesla. Major automakers like volkswagen gm via chrysler. Bmw et cetera. And i believe this. Update that i i saw shared out on twitter by rafer tesla was an update from an investor. Call and it looks to me like in a question and answer portion of the call. Tessa was brought up. Or at least. I think that is the inference from context clues and unfortunately this is translated. I don't have a really good insight into the context provided but they are referred to here as company anyway. The translated question reads quote. There are many negative news about company. A in the market recently. How about the company's order situation and quote with translated answer reading quote the company strictly abides by the customer's confidentiality requirements. It is inconvenient to disclose. Please understand what i want to say is in the process of cooperating with customers. We deeply realized that all things done by company or correct including product positioning. Rnd manufacturing supplier management quality marketing etc are all very correct other cars. There is a gap of at least five years between companies at noon. We saw two hundred and forty percent increase in sales of company in europe and may rapid growth. The emergence and growth of new species will have problems of this kind which are also short lived. We can't just look at the appearance. We are very optimistic. And the current orders are normal and

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Volkswagen and Audi Hit by Hackers

the NewsWorthy

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Volkswagen and Audi Hit by Hackers

"Popular carmakers have become the latest target for hackers volkswagen and volkswagen and audi were hit by data. Breach information was stolen for more than three million customers and prospective buyers mostly here in the us it includes phone numbers and email addresses collected from twenty fourteen to twenty nineteen vw says. The hackers may have also gotten birthdays social security numbers driver's license numbers from customers. Who apply for loans. Now the company says it is reaching out to people affected and it's offering free credit protection as for how this happened. The cyber thieves apparently hacked a third party vendor the many volkswagen and audi dealerships partner with for marketing purposes. But it's not clear yet who was behind the hack or what they plan to do with the information. vw did report the incident to law

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Do Your People Believe You Lead With Fairness

Hacking Your Leadership

02:16 min | 1 year ago

Do Your People Believe You Lead With Fairness

"For this week's episode. I wanna talk about the interview. I just had with ron carucci author of the new book to be honest. The book details four factors company should look at. When determining whether they're at risk for the types of headlines we've seen in recent years from companies like wells fargo and volkswagen. This is a true thoughtful thursday. Because i've been thinking about something. Ron said to me this interview all day. You'll be able to listen to him articulate all this much better than me and a couple of weeks when his injury publishes but i did ask him what individual leaders can do to ensure their words and their actions line up with each other and with high standards of ethical honest leadership. He said something individual leaders can do right away is think about and write down ten different scenarios that might fallen an or moral gray area. Then give the list of their people on their team and ask them what they believe. The leader would do in these scenarios. How would they react. What would the outcome be. But the other thing they need to ask people to do is time how long it took to settle on an answer for each question. Do the inherently know how their leader would respond or did it take a minute or two to feel confident in an answer. I i love that. He had to write these things down. Anyone listening right now. Who has heard even one or two episodes of the show knows. Lorenzo and i are huge fans of writing things down as part of these exercises. It's much harder to let yourself off the hook when your commitments are staring back at you from paper but the reason is stuck with me all day since our interview is because thinking about doing this exercise with people reporting to me made me a little uneasy. Now i'd like to think i'm an honest ethical person. I like to think my people would know in a millisecond. What i do ethically gray situation but even if i'm an absolute pillar of honesty and integrity if i've not been purposeful with my people on making sure they see examples of this all. The time is getting the benefit of team. Who believes in me like they. Should you see if you're a leader of people. The appearance of propriety is just as important as actual propriety. The appearance of fairness and ethics is just as important as actual fairness and ethics. Knowing that you do the right thing even if no one was looking is great but if your people aren't confident you do it. It doesn't matter so the next time you find yourself having to make a decision where leaned on personal values of fairness integrity or justice. Be vocal about your decision making process with people. Show them examples of why these things are important to you. You never know you'll need them to give you the benefit of the doubt in the future.

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The Search for a Better EV Battery as Customer Demand Rises

Climate Cast

01:58 min | 1 year ago

The Search for a Better EV Battery as Customer Demand Rises

"More expensive models are going to have even longer ranges were go. What would be about the same as a small car. Get on a full tank of gas. That stand guerrino from inside climate news and he's been following new kind of space race in electric vehicle batteries. And i'm npr chief meteorologist. Paul hutton hutler today on climate cast. How quickly is ev battery tech evolving. Hi dan welcome back to climate cast and to be here. So you wrote about the quest for a solid state. Ev battery what are they. And how are they different from current ev. battery tech. so right now the battery. That is in just about ali's if not all either that i know of have a joe material a kind of a thick liquid material that is what the electrons pass through as they charge and discharge a solid state battery is designed in which those electrons are passing through a solid material. The reason that that's potentially a breakthrough is that it takes less space to have the same amount of energy passing through a solid than it does through a gel on so you can pack more batteries into the same space more power into the same space which leads to longer ranges. it also can lead to faster charging times as far as automakers. We know tesla has led the way in. Ev technology which other automakers are now going all in on ev technology. Just about every major automaker is at the very least talking a lot about their vm. Bishen volkswagen is the company that could probably make the strongest case right now that it is investing the most heavily and making kind of a a top to bottom transformation into an e company.

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New Tesla Powerwall, China Protest, Volkswagen Investigation

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

01:56 min | 1 year ago

New Tesla Powerwall, China Protest, Volkswagen Investigation

"Year and stay. We've got some news. On tesla energy. A new energy product actually called the power while plus we'll go through the details on that then we also have an update on the situation on the protest in china and some news on volkswagen slash volkswagen. I stay for tesla stock today especially in a downmarket. Tessa finishing up almost five percent. I green day sense earnings to seven hundred nine dollars. Forty four cents that compared to the nasdaq down about nine tenths of a percent. Interestingly on the rise today this was the highest volume day for tesla of the week and sense earnings about forty million shares trading hands. Even though fridays in general tend to be about five to ten percent less volume as we learned during the s. and p. five hundred inclusion analysis period. So interesting to see that. I didn't see a whole lot of news that would have driven the stock today. But oftentimes things that are not. News-based are what's driving the stock right. So let's talk about the power wall plus this was posted yesterday on reddit by user tang. Who said that they were just finalizing their designed for tessler today in san interesting thing power while plus they have shared at the spec sheet for the power while plus and this is a different product than tesla shows online with the power while to now a lot of the specs are the same here but what it looks like tesla has done has integrated some of the components that previously would have been separated in what looks like a continued effort to increase the ease of insulation. We heard yulon talk a lot about this. On tests earnings call and of course we had heard from on the week prior on twitter that tesla solar whether the solar glass roof or rooftop solar would only be sold with an accompanying power wall on the earnings call. Ilan said that he believes this is the most important thing about the solitary of situation noting that installations would be much easier because power from solar would only ever go to the power wall then the power. Walt self would be the only thing that we need to interact as a power supply to the house. Or interact with the grit. It sounds like increasing. The power capability of the power wall was also a key component. Here so not changing the energy but allowing it to provide greater power to be able to handle peak power

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"volkswagen" Discussed on Cars That Matter

Cars That Matter

08:47 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on Cars That Matter

"This is rob ross with another episode of cars that matter welcome and welcome to my guest room hayes. All the way from london russell. Good to have you on the show. I rub it. Thanks for inviting me on the show. Russell is a very prolific author of numerous books automotive titles weird to talk about his latest which is called. Volkswagen beetles and buses smaller and smarter published this year. Twenty twenty by motor books an imprint of quarto group. A great book russell. I've had quite a bit of fun with this over the last few days. The masterful work our thanks. Very much. james elena arrived. I can imagine because these are fun. Cars and men. there are a lot of volkswagen produced. Twenty one million five hundred twenty nine thousand four hundred sixty four beatles according to compete making it the longest running and most manufactured car of a single platform ever made give or take a few thousand whether or not that's accurate that goes against something like fifteen million model t fords so it really gives us a sense of absolutely how prolific and numerous these cars were. It is phenomenal numba. And you're right. It's over twenty million and the lost ed cool beatles but only made in two thousand and three so they've not been gone that long. If anybody knows about these things it. Is you russell. So it really kind of begs the question. What got you into these are always had an interesting volkswagen's anyway and one of my earliest books was a history of the volkswagen golf. The volkswagen people's call after the beetle this year twenty twenties Of seventy five years since the first beetle came off the production line after the wool and seventy years since they first volkswagen. Transporter of bus is made at both as well. That's quite a legacy for these cars. And i imagine that in europe they're probably more plentiful than they are in america by virtue of the fact that so many of them stayed thereafter their manufacture. But that's a long time for a model to be around. But i tried to do with the book which just it together go through the full design. History of both lake was running in parallel with each other. Then also look at where they sat in coaches of different countries and how they moved and change the meaning of the time and also have not on non what their impact is obviously remember growing up with both species of volkswagen the beetle and the transporter it literally informed an entire generation of people growing up in america and around the world but if that was ancient history. Let's go back to real ancient history prewar history and start us off from the beginning. Give us enough knowledge to be dangerous. These things started with a ferdinand porsche designed from one thousand nine hundred thirty one. Is that right. The idea that people had been around since the nineteen twenties and there was a real determine campaign that they should be food. -able gordon jim pronunciation folks outer which was core of the people people could actually afford the pressure for that led to vote Sets a design consultancy. I think ninety thirty one to Around design for new top of folks out to various manufacturers that were too modest amount of factors the originated in took him on design prototypes zoom dot and an issue who both wanted to move from motorcycles interest caused and he presented a design of rear engined the simple crop full to both of them but neither of them in the end had the money to go through with it but all this incremental design were testing prototype started to even more and more improvement Out of the person came along and gave the greatest push to it was. That'll fitna there was certainly a connection there and maybe a little bit of confusion as to the extent to which her doctor poor show a role but certainly the political vision that the time afforded him an opportunity to really explore the design. Hitler was so determined that they should be a people's car. Iran on the new otr as a symbol of modern germany also as a vehicle for exports that he pushed pushed pushed design but he really gave porsche really hard time trying to screw him down to the lowest possible production price and push. It was really under pressure to try and get his comment a fighter of been lowest possible price but ended up benefiting the eventual design is the millions of miles were covered in development work by the time the call was presented in its final boom ready for production just before the outbreak of war. It was a very well tested. Litany possibly one of the biggest test programs that any car had a hard day so when it kinda alternate schools for the wall. It was already a very well developed contracts. The overall bill clinton was the actual first volkswagen beetle as we might know it today offered for sale. And where i it was only available to the occupying allied forces because depreciated transport very quickly so in order for i think two thousand beetles from the british started things. That's really interesting. Because digging back into my world war two history certainly was essentially divided among the three allied forces of the us and britain and the soviet union. In a lotta ways the w factory was kind of a hot potato and the british ended up getting didn't they could have possibly gone to ford of america but henry ford cabinet visited trod volkswagen from the years and it did think it could be a possible set in europe with a bit of refining but backed off because it was too near the russian border but the push was sent in to assess. The factory turned to escort. Contingent of the bones at the factory. Just abuses industrial unions about to communist archer but britain needed to the german economy. To get back into gear and one of the ways of doing this was to help them reset production of this car which was conradi role before the war and the factory was badly damaged so eventually it was put back in action but the british were certainly conflicted about what they were doing the race team if people realize that a potentially going to damage the british mytalk straight but that was their job to get this car running certainly the continent needed transportation as well down south of the alps and italy e so was the equivalent of the bmw. I said put those little cars were essential and providing some very inexpensive postwar transportation as well. Of course those were not as developed as votes because as you said that had millions of miles on it in terms of development volkswagen as well was an interesting prostate because he was actually quite big for small cow. You could fit four people inside. It was a decent size and it had engine of more than one league except the thirteen hundred sixty Which meant it could cover long distances quite easily because it was designed to run much less than its actual abilities it had been fulfilled. Data could just Note give any trouble whereas if you try to do that with european would ranji article it would have just. That's a very delicate way of putting it. I love them so there are some names in your book that got me interested in the. Who's who of early volkswagen. I guess the british broadening nord office at right high snowed off was head of the truck. Lungs full the world on the interestingly famously met hitler motorshow before the when opel has showed its vision of. They thought they could make a call on hidden or just rubbished it completely because it was too expensive but not of had a good reputation. I was brought in by the british to manage the new plums. He was an extremely figure because he became this rates would have benevolent patriarch setting up the factory again and putting the Back into production and refunding over the years. Understand that originally. He didn't write to the tool but he realized rather than trying to start getting. The best thing to do was tight. Signed his on a niche refund. Refunding will replacements. And he was very london employees. He made sure that the workers had access to good health care. The facts even had a crash or early going into the nineteen fifties. He was a very cultured man. He brought in the fella monica to play constants in the worst team once a year under his leadership. Post bug the factory and the town that grew around. It became this model full. The new jimmy the reconstructed germany. It was seen as a model town with good facilities happy. Focus and brood accommodation for everybody so it became a beacon for visiting press go to and see the reconstruction of the nineteen fifties. Although wolfsburg is still the nucleus of volkswagen manufacturer. I guess there are plants. All over the world and even back. Then there were plants elsewhere. Exports moore is in the plan to the votes on beach and then the transporter. I think the first overseas assembly was actually in ireland. Because when they couldn't set up new plans they would equip local manufacturers with enough production tools to assemble kiss. So that started very early on then body fifty In brazil was set pretty early Then mexico other plants in germany. Certainly the assembly operations.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on KOMO

"Volkswagen our friend is on the phone mom did you celebrate a birthday to I didn't exactly the same basically subway sandwich quite nicely between the queen and William Shakespeare which works out nicely once the once the twenty first of the others the twenty third how how more English could the the tourists of the beginning of tourist B. I say well Happy Birthday mark I didn't know him but Seles celebrations you're also celebrating another milestone at Volkswagen because you have made quite a few V. take one vehicles obviously turning out to be quite a success indeed we just announced that we broke six million sales and last year we sold another nine hundred ten thousand under canopy thousand vehicles so it's now the single most successful Volkswagen group model among all of our vehicles worldwide sorry yeah it's pretty good because of the cold and go on sale until two thousand seven so it's not like the name plate spin around like say a Mustang or even explore a United States forever it's it's done done really well I mean we we sold in the states lawsuit resulted Robert nine thousand making it you know one of all that other good causes well it and and now with a lot of the latest refresh is becoming a vehicle has become a vehicle which is easily adaptable depending on your lifestyle you can still buy the the name plate but you can get it in different configurations and it has quite a bit of space and usable space as well which is something that may be as competitions and fail to do it's it has the option of of of sort of getting more passengers in it yeah I mean I think it's the only one left in the compact SUV market with that with a third grade C. and you know there's been criticism of the rug but I did check your expected to get Greg adults and marriage that's the kind of I would say the merchants greatest kind of adaptability that's great you know it's been compared to four kids grew up and went to college and it's you know it it's really useful if somebody says Hey you know I'm I'm pretty basic I hopped on to take my kids died and suddenly you know the full C. to call you have to become the seventy to culture I think it's I think it's actually quite handy unless you sell a vehicle that she's so good to thanks wheelbase lengths CERN in Europe it's a short wheelbase and I'm here it's sold in a longer wheelbase which is expected charters well if you look at China and the states that more divergent markets and then you might think but no more it's more like friends say Europeans to Chinaglia repairs to the US I'm sure channel of the Passat too because it will be a second row legroom as well a lot of the things a little longer to and some Americans it was like that because two I like to call that third row by the way I try to coin this phrase but nobody ever seems to be too willing maybe is to English of a fried so it'll cool at the pub row which means that you'll be somebody's happy to ride back to the house in it from the pub but they're not really happy to take a road trip in it which is the perfect sort of adult version of the of the sort of seven seven kids in the back or whatever six kids in the back plus the driver what what do you think the secret to the to Guam success is because it is one of those vehicles it is in such a competitive streak I mean there is so much out there the competition to this vehicle and it's it's usually the bill is still the biggest growth area one of the biggest growth areas in in S. U. V.'s and.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"The company in Nineteen seventy-two the beadle overtook the venerable model. T. Ford to become the best selling car of all time It no longer holds that title as I understand it but it did at one point. The Volkswagen Beetle remained and in production until nineteen seventy-nine in Germany which is pretty darn phenomenal. It would be continued to be produced in Mexico. Part of the reason why the beetle was discontinued was that over time. emissions standards were getting more restrictive in various parts of the world and the beetle. We'll performance just didn't meet up to those standards but in Mexico those restrictions did not Evolve quite as quickly and so for a much longer time. It was being produced out of Mexico so for a while. If you were determined to get a Volkswagen beetle you could still get one even after after nineteen seventy-nine you could get a new one even after nineteen seventy-nine. Oh just be one that was produced in Mexico as opposed to in Germany. Anyway there were changes over the course of the entire run of the Volkswagen beetle from nineteen forty six to nineteen seventy-nine but overall it stayed pretty consistent now in the next episode. We're going to talk about some of the other vehicles that Volkswagen produced throughout its history and also look at the new beetle which is no longer new but It was so called the new beetle and when debuted as well as the VW beetle. Final edition so that's a bit of foreshadowing and and also the controversy surrounding that emissions scandal. That I mentioned at the top of this episode Not to mention other elements that play into Volkswagen's history history. Not all of it is happy and now all of it is positive. But it's all fascinating stuff so that wraps up this I episode about Volkswagen. Hope you guys enjoyed it. If you have any suggestions or requests or comments or anything you can reach out to me on social media the be handle for our podcast on both twitter and facebook is tech.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"The company in Nineteen seventy-two the beadle overtook the venerable model. T. Ford to become the best selling car of all time It no longer holds that title as I understand it but it did at one point. The Volkswagen Beetle remained and in production until nineteen seventy-nine in Germany which is pretty darn phenomenal. It would be continued to be produced in Mexico. Part of the reason why the beetle was discontinued was that over time. emissions standards were getting more restrictive in various parts of the world and the beetle. We'll performance just didn't meet up to those standards but in Mexico those restrictions did not Evolve quite as quickly and so for a much longer time. It was being produced out of Mexico so for a while. If you were determined to get a Volkswagen beetle you could still get one even after after nineteen seventy-nine you could get a new one even after nineteen seventy-nine. Oh just be one that was produced in Mexico as opposed to in Germany. Anyway there were changes over the course of the entire run of the Volkswagen beetle from nineteen forty six to nineteen seventy-nine but overall it stayed pretty consistent now in the next episode. We're going to talk about some of the other vehicles that Volkswagen produced throughout its history and also look at the new beetle which is no longer new but It was so called the new beetle and when debuted as well as the VW beetle. Final edition so that's a bit of foreshadowing and and also the controversy surrounding that emissions scandal. That I mentioned at the top of this episode Not to mention other elements that play into Volkswagen's history history. Not all of it is happy and now all of it is positive. But it's all fascinating stuff so that wraps up this I episode about Volkswagen. Hope you guys enjoyed it. If you have any suggestions or requests or comments or anything you can reach out to me on social media the be handle for our podcast on both twitter and facebook is tech.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

10:53 min | 2 years ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"The engine in a Volkswagen Beetle. The the Volkswagen type one is type called a flat. Four air cooled engine. So what the heck does that mean. Well let's start with the flat for for now. That essentially refers to the arrangement of the cylinders for the internal combustion engine. The cylinders are where a mixture of fuel an air get compressed before a spark plug ignites that mixture net creates the explosion. That forces the Piston That's that's compressing passing this gas back out to the far end of it stroke. This motion in turn provides the force that turns a crankshaft nine covered the basics of car engines. Before so I'm not GONNA go into much further detail here. The cylinders are where explosive force gets harnessed into doing useful work of making a vehicle. Go in typical engine like an inline engine. The cylinders are arranged. If you're looking at the engine as it was mounted in the car everything is vertical. The cylinders are up and down the Pistons move up and down. According to your frame of reference so again that's called an inline or straight internal combustion engine region with the four or however many cylinders in line with one another but the Volkswagen beetles engine is a flat four now that means the cylinders cylinders are in a horizontal position. You have to on either side of the center of the engine so you have two cylinders that are essentially pointing to the left left and two that are pointing to the right and the Pistons in the cylinders opposite each other move in sync at least with the volkswagens in June so the Piston in the cylinders closest to the front of the engine. Like if you were looking at the engine from the front the two cylinders on the cylinder on the left and right that are closest to you those Pistons would be moving in an out in sync with one another so not alternating. We'd be doing it together. They'd both be coming in and both be moving out at the same. Mm Time through each cycle the two cylinders behind that the ones that are toward the back of the engine from your frame of reference would also also be moving in sync with each other Now the front cylinders in the back cylinders would alternate so the left and right would be going in and while the left and right in the back would be going out That's the way they would alternate from your perspective but otherwise you you. I hope you can kind of visualize what I'm saying. And the whole point of this. Is that the motion of the cylinders or the motion of the Pistons really are what transfer energy to the crankshaft shaft and power the drive train now as for the air cooled part of this air cooled four flat engine well cooling and engine is really important because because as you might imagine if you have a machine that relies upon harnessing explosions. That machine can get pretty hot and as things heat up they can expand or even fail outright so stuff gets hot beyond whatever the operational tolerances. And then you've got a mechanical failure. We're just waiting to happen. So you have to have some way to pull that heat away from the engine and to keep the engine at operational levels there couple of different ways to do this. An air-cooled is probably the most basic method of doing it. Typically the engine casing has some fins that emerge from it these fins. Vince create a lot of surface area. So he moves from the engine out toward the fins and then air passes over those fins as the air passes over for it starts to take away some of that. Heat along the heat to dissipate most of your heat is actually lost through exhaust not through the fence but the Finns do provide died Additional means to dissipate heat from the engine. Now this works pretty well for smaller engines And it can even work in larger engines. If those use our vehicles that are being upgraded in cold climates. So let's say that you had a really big snowplow. Well you might have an engine. That's air cooled because presumably. You're you're only operating the snowplow when it's cold when it snowed. Lots of motorcycles used this type of engine cooling method though more and more are moving more tord liquid cooling mechanisms as opposed to air cooling any way the engine for the type one Volkswagen's the original version was is an eleven hundred. CC engine now see stands for cubic centimeter and it describes the volume or capacity of an engine. It's also sometimes called engine displacement because it's specifically referring to the volume of space that the Pistons within the cylinders are displacing and you measure it by going from the top Dead Center as the furthest out a piston gets from the interior of its cylinder to the bottom dead center. The full extent of the Piston extending down into the cylinder. And that tells you the volume volume of your engine and you also have to do that with All the cylinders like you have to you have to add up all the cylinders together to get the full volume so that would mean that. The Volkswagen type one that with the original engine would have cylinders that each had a displacement of two hundred seventy five cubic centimeters because at four cylinders and four times to seventy five is eleven hundred now we in the United States often referred to engine displacement in leaders. There's as opposed to cubic centimeters. So how does that translate. Well roughly you can say that a one thousand. CC engine is one leader so in this case you could say an eleven eleven hundred CC. Engine would be equivalent to a one point. One liter engine engine capacity plays a role in an engines outputs such as torque power and mileage generally speaking the power output an engine is directly proportional to its engine capacity or volume but the bigger the volume. The more fuel the engine will burn through in a given amount of time so mileage tends to suffer as engine volume increases. It's a bit of a balance balance and there are different. Technologies that help mitigate that in different ways but again that's another episode so the Volkswagen beetles engine. The original version wasn't much of a powerhouse. But the card self was small and Didn't need a whole lot of power to to have putt around the original version. was they twenty five horsepower. Engine and horsepower is a measurement of the rate at which work is done It compares the amount of work and engine is capable of doing going against the amount of work atypical draft horse could do of to do a full episode to explain stuff like horsepower at some point too. I suppose but the engine's output could push the original channel beetle up to a top speed of around one hundred kilometers per hour which was one of Hitler's goals and that's about sixty two miles per hour. It'd take about half a minute to accelerate from a full stop to top speed so it wasn't exactly a speed demon now as I've mentioned earlier. The Beatles engine mounting was in the rear of the vehicle. Not The front where you would find it. In most cars. The beetle was a rear wheel wheel drive vehicles wells. That means the the back. Two wheels were the ones getting power. They're actually gang rotational force. The engine provided the force needed to turn those back wheels of the car and the the front car where the engine would be in. Most vehicles was used to store luggage. That was what would normally be the trunk or boot of a standard car There was also a small area for luggage and other stuff behind the back seat in the in the car. Not a whole lot space but a little bit. The original Beato was also so called these split screen beetle because the rear windshield of these original Beatles that rolled off the assembly line Beckon Nineteen forty-six. Were actually two panels that were split by the windshield frame itself. So you had a little strip of metal right down the middle of the windshield holding these two frames in place after Nineteen fifty-three the company ditched the split back windshield design And the cars from nineteen fifty three to nineteen fifty-six had an oval L. shopped windshield and then the ones after nineteen fifty-six went to a larger rectangular windshield for the back that became the standard from that point moving forward. There were several variations of the Volkswagen. Type one one of them didn't see much widespread use but it was a necessity during during wartime and that was a wood burning Volkswagen. It's a type of producer gas car. This type of car would use would and would would heat the would up to very high temperatures like around fourteen hundred degrees Celsius or two thousand five hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit and at that temperature the would a decomposes into a combustible gas that combustible gas would be fed into the cars cylinders much like a conventional petrol type type of of fuel would be and it would then ignite and create the explosions. And so you would still have an internal combustion engine but instead of running on gasoline or petrol you're using gasify would ours with these. Engines had large gasification units attached them typically to the back of the vehicle Michael sometimes even trailing behind in its own little trailer and there's usually a pipe that was running from the gasification unit over the length of the vehicle feeding into the car's engine They look a little odd to say the least After the war when gasoline became available salable these things pretty much vanished in the case of the Volkswagen Beetle. They didn't have to have a pipe. Run the entire length of the car because again the engine and was in the back so mounting a gasification chamber on the back of the vehicle just meant that you could supply the gas directly to the engine without having to run a pipe through the length of the vehicle more conventional variations on the beetle included the beetle cabriolet which was a convertible vertebral beetle had a soft top And numerous other tweaks to the design. It wasn't just that it had a soft top. As opposed to the HARDTOP Beatles. There were other differences as well but before introducing the beetle to the American market. Volkswagen began to install heftier engines that provided a bit more oath so Beatles would come an engine sizes.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

10:53 min | 2 years ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"The engine in a Volkswagen Beetle. The the Volkswagen type one is type called a flat. Four air cooled engine. So what the heck does that mean. Well let's start with the flat for for now. That essentially refers to the arrangement of the cylinders for the internal combustion engine. The cylinders are where a mixture of fuel an air get compressed before a spark plug ignites that mixture net creates the explosion. That forces the Piston That's that's compressing passing this gas back out to the far end of it stroke. This motion in turn provides the force that turns a crankshaft nine covered the basics of car engines. Before so I'm not GONNA go into much further detail here. The cylinders are where explosive force gets harnessed into doing useful work of making a vehicle. Go in typical engine like an inline engine. The cylinders are arranged. If you're looking at the engine as it was mounted in the car everything is vertical. The cylinders are up and down the Pistons move up and down. According to your frame of reference so again that's called an inline or straight internal combustion engine region with the four or however many cylinders in line with one another but the Volkswagen beetles engine is a flat four now that means the cylinders cylinders are in a horizontal position. You have to on either side of the center of the engine so you have two cylinders that are essentially pointing to the left left and two that are pointing to the right and the Pistons in the cylinders opposite each other move in sync at least with the volkswagens in June so the Piston in the cylinders closest to the front of the engine. Like if you were looking at the engine from the front the two cylinders on the cylinder on the left and right that are closest to you those Pistons would be moving in an out in sync with one another so not alternating. We'd be doing it together. They'd both be coming in and both be moving out at the same. Mm Time through each cycle the two cylinders behind that the ones that are toward the back of the engine from your frame of reference would also also be moving in sync with each other Now the front cylinders in the back cylinders would alternate so the left and right would be going in and while the left and right in the back would be going out That's the way they would alternate from your perspective but otherwise you you. I hope you can kind of visualize what I'm saying. And the whole point of this. Is that the motion of the cylinders or the motion of the Pistons really are what transfer energy to the crankshaft shaft and power the drive train now as for the air cooled part of this air cooled four flat engine well cooling and engine is really important because because as you might imagine if you have a machine that relies upon harnessing explosions. That machine can get pretty hot and as things heat up they can expand or even fail outright so stuff gets hot beyond whatever the operational tolerances. And then you've got a mechanical failure. We're just waiting to happen. So you have to have some way to pull that heat away from the engine and to keep the engine at operational levels there couple of different ways to do this. An air-cooled is probably the most basic method of doing it. Typically the engine casing has some fins that emerge from it these fins. Vince create a lot of surface area. So he moves from the engine out toward the fins and then air passes over those fins as the air passes over for it starts to take away some of that. Heat along the heat to dissipate most of your heat is actually lost through exhaust not through the fence but the Finns do provide died Additional means to dissipate heat from the engine. Now this works pretty well for smaller engines And it can even work in larger engines. If those use our vehicles that are being upgraded in cold climates. So let's say that you had a really big snowplow. Well you might have an engine. That's air cooled because presumably. You're you're only operating the snowplow when it's cold when it snowed. Lots of motorcycles used this type of engine cooling method though more and more are moving more tord liquid cooling mechanisms as opposed to air cooling any way the engine for the type one Volkswagen's the original version was is an eleven hundred. CC engine now see stands for cubic centimeter and it describes the volume or capacity of an engine. It's also sometimes called engine displacement because it's specifically referring to the volume of space that the Pistons within the cylinders are displacing and you measure it by going from the top Dead Center as the furthest out a piston gets from the interior of its cylinder to the bottom dead center. The full extent of the Piston extending down into the cylinder. And that tells you the volume volume of your engine and you also have to do that with All the cylinders like you have to you have to add up all the cylinders together to get the full volume so that would mean that. The Volkswagen type one that with the original engine would have cylinders that each had a displacement of two hundred seventy five cubic centimeters because at four cylinders and four times to seventy five is eleven hundred now we in the United States often referred to engine displacement in leaders. There's as opposed to cubic centimeters. So how does that translate. Well roughly you can say that a one thousand. CC engine is one leader so in this case you could say an eleven eleven hundred CC. Engine would be equivalent to a one point. One liter engine engine capacity plays a role in an engines outputs such as torque power and mileage generally speaking the power output an engine is directly proportional to its engine capacity or volume but the bigger the volume. The more fuel the engine will burn through in a given amount of time so mileage tends to suffer as engine volume increases. It's a bit of a balance balance and there are different. Technologies that help mitigate that in different ways but again that's another episode so the Volkswagen beetles engine. The original version wasn't much of a powerhouse. But the card self was small and Didn't need a whole lot of power to to have putt around the original version. was they twenty five horsepower. Engine and horsepower is a measurement of the rate at which work is done It compares the amount of work and engine is capable of doing going against the amount of work atypical draft horse could do of to do a full episode to explain stuff like horsepower at some point too. I suppose but the engine's output could push the original channel beetle up to a top speed of around one hundred kilometers per hour which was one of Hitler's goals and that's about sixty two miles per hour. It'd take about half a minute to accelerate from a full stop to top speed so it wasn't exactly a speed demon now as I've mentioned earlier. The Beatles engine mounting was in the rear of the vehicle. Not The front where you would find it. In most cars. The beetle was a rear wheel wheel drive vehicles wells. That means the the back. Two wheels were the ones getting power. They're actually gang rotational force. The engine provided the force needed to turn those back wheels of the car and the the front car where the engine would be in. Most vehicles was used to store luggage. That was what would normally be the trunk or boot of a standard car There was also a small area for luggage and other stuff behind the back seat in the in the car. Not a whole lot space but a little bit. The original Beato was also so called these split screen beetle because the rear windshield of these original Beatles that rolled off the assembly line Beckon Nineteen forty-six. Were actually two panels that were split by the windshield frame itself. So you had a little strip of metal right down the middle of the windshield holding these two frames in place after Nineteen fifty-three the company ditched the split back windshield design And the cars from nineteen fifty three to nineteen fifty-six had an oval L. shopped windshield and then the ones after nineteen fifty-six went to a larger rectangular windshield for the back that became the standard from that point moving forward. There were several variations of the Volkswagen. Type one one of them didn't see much widespread use but it was a necessity during during wartime and that was a wood burning Volkswagen. It's a type of producer gas car. This type of car would use would and would would heat the would up to very high temperatures like around fourteen hundred degrees Celsius or two thousand five hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit and at that temperature the would a decomposes into a combustible gas that combustible gas would be fed into the cars cylinders much like a conventional petrol type type of of fuel would be and it would then ignite and create the explosions. And so you would still have an internal combustion engine but instead of running on gasoline or petrol you're using gasify would ours with these. Engines had large gasification units attached them typically to the back of the vehicle Michael sometimes even trailing behind in its own little trailer and there's usually a pipe that was running from the gasification unit over the length of the vehicle feeding into the car's engine They look a little odd to say the least After the war when gasoline became available salable these things pretty much vanished in the case of the Volkswagen Beetle. They didn't have to have a pipe. Run the entire length of the car because again the engine and was in the back so mounting a gasification chamber on the back of the vehicle just meant that you could supply the gas directly to the engine without having to run a pipe through the length of the vehicle more conventional variations on the beetle included the beetle cabriolet which was a convertible vertebral beetle had a soft top And numerous other tweaks to the design. It wasn't just that it had a soft top. As opposed to the HARDTOP Beatles. There were other differences as well but before introducing the beetle to the American market. Volkswagen began to install heftier engines that provided a bit more oath so Beatles would come an engine sizes.

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"The Volkswagen Company would design and produce another military vehicle during World War Two called the Shwim Bogan which as the name probably hints to you was an amphibious piteous vehicle. Meaning it could go from land to water and water to land at first. The company tried to rely upon the Kubo Vaughn's body as the basis for this vehicle cul but designer urban kamenda found that the chassis was hindering. The vehicles movement through water. It just wasn't working. The shwim Vargen would get a different kind of vehicle body that actually look more like a boat or honestly I think if you were to pull the top off a shwim bugging. Logging would look like you were left with the bath. Tub on wheels. The SCHWINN Logan had a propeller that was on the back of the vehicle as well It was actually on the hinge. So you can have. It flipped up when it was just in regular land use mode. And then when you into the water you could flip down the propeller and it would engage in an extension attention to the vehicles drivetrain and the drive train would provide the rotational power to the propeller It can only go forward. You could not move the propeller in reverse and that is why Germany issued orders to Shwim blog and drivers or pilots are captains or whatever they were recalled anyway they got oars as well in case they ever had to go backwards in nineteen forty. One Ferdinand Porsche's son-in-law Antawn Ph became the manager of the Volkswagen factory and he had been a member of the Nazi party since nineteen thirty three. He would actually end up being inducted into the SS before the end of World War Two. He was in charge of the Volkswagen Facility And and most of the operations that saw the company make use of forced labor in the construction of concentration camps. He was also the head of a group of reserve soldiers who worked for Volkswagen and when allied forces made their your way into Germany toward the end of World War Two he would command the soldiers and he also ultimately fled to his father in law's Estate Ferdinand in an porsches estate in Austria in the process. He also made sure to transfer about one point. Four million dollars worth of Reich Mike Mark from the company coffers to his own personal accounts at the end of World War Two both Fernande Porsche and his son ferry Porsche that's You know the other Ferdinand Porsche as well as Anton Ph were arrested and held by French. Authorities fairy very was released after six months so porsche. The younger was led out after half year but Porsche. The elder and Anton were a different story. They were in prison for about two years. But were ultimately set free as well as for the manufacturing facility much of it was destroyed during during World War Two the fact that it was a manufacturing center that played an important role in producing material for German forces meant it was also a prime bombing target for the allies. After the war the British took control the facility and they had the opportunity to essentially liquidate everything. Sell off everything but instead they decided to reconstruct the facility. They decided that the vehicles themselves had value a a British army officer named Major Ivan. Hirst was in charge of this operation. He was the one who was convinced that the Volkswagen type type one or beetle had real value. I however he had a small matter of disarming and unexploded bomb uh that had broken through the roof of the manufacturing plant and was stuck between production equipment so that was scary the facility would get a new you name and by that I mean it was actually an old name. It became known as Volts Berg or Wolfsburg after the nearby Medieval Castle. Hearst hearst lobbied for the British government to order twenty thousand of the Volkswagen type one to end up using them in various official capacities and the government ultimately agreed by the end of nineteen forty-five the factory had made around seventeen hundred of the cars and it was starting to ramp ramp up production slowly by nineteen forty six. The plant was finally mass producing the vehicle for which it had been intended the Volkswagen beetle or type one. The British would hand over control of the company to the government of West Germany in nineteen forty nine for the younger folks out there. In the audience Germany Germany at one point was split into two countries for many decades. You had east Germany which was a communist country and West Germany which wasn't and the company would pay a licensing fee to the Porsche Company for the rights to produce the type one or beetle the two companies Volkswagen and Porsche Show would be linked together through a relationship. That's frankly so legally complicated. I really can't get a grip on it. But they would remain linked for up to today. So let's talk about the Volkswagen Beetle. A little bit. So the car would become a true staple in Germany in fact by nineteen forty-nine more than half of all the passenger cars produced in Germany were Volkswagen beetles. The cars were truly iconic there was. There's even a series of Disney films in which Volkswagen Beetle was the title character though be Herbie the love bug and the word bug was often used as a nickname for the VW beetle. As well now the beetle has a pretty distinctive curvy almost bulbous shape but not that distinctive one. What I mean by that is that before the VW beetle there was actually a car? Called the TATRO. V Five seventy it was produced by a check automaker named Hans Lead Vinca and the VW beetle. Didn't just look a little like the older tatro. V Five seventy. It looked a lot like it and it also the featured some of the same engineering innovations like the Torah the beetle had a rear mounted an air cooled engine and Porsche himself. Essentially admitted headed to lifting some design ideas from the TATRO vehicle before world. War Two broke out TATRO was bringing a lawsuit against Porsche because of this but then Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. What was then Czechoslovakia? And that brought all the lawsuits to an end. Once World War Two was over over the matter was revisited and ultimately Volkswagen would pay a few million deutschmarks to Tatra income compensation for the use of intellectual property. Pretty let's say. The financial setback is part of the reason that Volkswagen kept producing the beetle. For as long as it did it remained on the market and in the production in line for so long. Because they're coming literally couldn't afford to design a lot of new vehicles and so the Beatles would remain in production longer than you typically would see a car be in production and when we come back. I'll talk more about the beadle and it's designed features but first. Let's.

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"In other words the the payout was less than the investment. You're putting in so very few. Were actually made that were four wheel drive vehicles. The Volkswagen Company would design and produce another military vehicle during World War Two called the Shwim Bogan which as the name probably hints to you was an amphibious piteous vehicle. Meaning it could go from land to water and water to land at first. The company tried to rely upon the Kubo Vaughn's body as the basis for this vehicle cul but designer urban kamenda found that the chassis was hindering. The vehicles movement through water. It just wasn't working. The shwim Vargen would get a different kind of vehicle body that actually look more like a boat or honestly I think if you were to pull the top off a shwim bugging. Logging would look like you were left with the bath. Tub on wheels. The SCHWINN Logan had a propeller that was on the back of the vehicle as well It was actually on the hinge. So you can have. It flipped up when it was just in regular land use mode. And then when you into the water you could flip down the propeller and it would engage in an extension attention to the vehicles drivetrain and the drive train would provide the rotational power to the propeller It can only go forward. You could not move the propeller in reverse and that is why Germany issued orders to Shwim blog and drivers or pilots are captains or whatever they were recalled anyway they got oars as well in case they ever had to go backwards in nineteen forty. One Ferdinand Porsche's son-in-law Antawn Ph became the manager of the Volkswagen factory and he had been a member of the Nazi party since nineteen thirty three. He would actually end up being inducted into the SS before the end of World War Two. He was in charge of the Volkswagen Facility And and most of the operations that saw the company make use of forced labor in the construction of concentration camps. He was also the head of a group of reserve soldiers who worked for Volkswagen and when allied forces made their your way into Germany toward the end of World War Two he would command the soldiers and he also ultimately fled to his father in law's Estate Ferdinand in an porsches estate in Austria in the process. He also made sure to transfer about one point. Four million dollars worth of Reich Mike Mark from the company coffers to his own personal accounts at the end of World War Two both Fernande Porsche and his son ferry Porsche that's You know the other Ferdinand Porsche as well as Anton Ph were arrested and held by French. Authorities fairy very was released after six months so porsche. The younger was led out after half year but Porsche. The elder and Anton were a different story. They were in prison for about two years. But were ultimately set free as well as for the manufacturing facility much of it was destroyed during during World War Two the fact that it was a manufacturing center that played an important role in producing material for German forces meant it was also a prime bombing target for the allies. After the war the British took control the facility and they had the opportunity to essentially liquidate everything. Sell off everything but instead they decided to reconstruct the facility. They decided that the vehicles themselves had value a a British army officer named Major Ivan. Hirst was in charge of this operation. He was the one who was convinced that the Volkswagen type type one or beetle had real value. I however he had a small matter of disarming and unexploded bomb uh that had broken through the roof of the manufacturing plant and was stuck between production equipment so that was scary the facility would get a new you name and by that I mean it was actually an old name. It became known as Volts Berg or Wolfsburg after the nearby Medieval Castle. Hearst hearst lobbied for the British government to order twenty thousand of the Volkswagen type one to end up using them in various official capacities and the government ultimately agreed by the end of nineteen forty-five the factory had made around seventeen hundred of the cars and it was starting to ramp ramp up production slowly by nineteen forty six. The plant was finally mass producing the vehicle for which it had been intended the Volkswagen beetle or type one. The British would hand over control of the company to the government of West Germany in nineteen forty nine for the younger folks out there. In the audience Germany Germany at one point was split into two countries for many decades. You had east Germany which was a communist country and West Germany which wasn't and the company would pay a licensing fee to the Porsche Company for the rights to produce the type one or beetle the two companies Volkswagen and Porsche Show would be linked together through a relationship. That's frankly so legally complicated. I really can't get a grip on it. But they would remain linked for up to today. So let's talk about the Volkswagen Beetle. A little bit. So the car would become a true staple in Germany in fact by nineteen forty-nine more than half of all the passenger cars produced in Germany were Volkswagen beetles. The cars were truly iconic there was. There's even a series of Disney films in which Volkswagen Beetle was the title character though be Herbie the love bug and the word bug was often used as a nickname for the VW beetle. As well now the beetle has a pretty distinctive curvy almost bulbous shape but not that distinctive one. What I mean by that is that before the VW beetle there was actually a car? Called the TATRO. V Five seventy it was produced by a check automaker named Hans Lead Vinca and the VW beetle. Didn't just look a little like the older tatro. V Five seventy. It looked a lot like it and it also the featured some of the same engineering innovations like the Torah the beetle had a rear mounted an air cooled engine and Porsche himself. Essentially admitted headed to lifting some design ideas from the TATRO vehicle before world. War Two broke out TATRO was bringing a lawsuit against Porsche because of this but then Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. What was then Czechoslovakia? And that brought all the lawsuits to an end. Once World War Two was over over the matter was revisited and ultimately Volkswagen would pay a few million deutschmarks to Tatra income compensation for the use of intellectual property. Pretty let's say. The financial setback is part of the reason that Volkswagen kept producing the beetle. For as long as it did it remained on the market and in the production in line for so long. Because they're coming literally couldn't afford to design a lot of new vehicles and so the Beatles would remain in production longer than you typically would see a car be in production and when we come back. I'll talk more about the beadle and it's designed features but first. Let's.

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"Money to you build out. This manufacturing facility came largely from trade unions in Germany. The unions actually provided so much of the cash that was needed to get get the factory up and running that to this day they still hold some sway in the company. Union representatives still sit on the supervisory board for Volkswagen today and and the company is not allowed to just move production from one plant to another without their expressed approval. I the manufacturing facility itself gut the name. Volkswagen Agan Plant. Probably because Porsche didn't want to call it the Porsche plant now. As the facility was being built things were changing rapidly in Germany. The the Nazi party took over the unions and made them part of the German Labour Front. The Party's own union organization and it was under this version of Germany's unions that Volkswagen the company would come into being Germany would also start to invade other countries in Europe in world. War Two happened as a result of that. Now do to all these changes the facility would actually produce relatively few cars rather than the mass produced vehicles that have been envisioned for every German family molly throughout the country It would actually end up building fewer than seven hundred. Volkswagen beetles before World War Two really started to ramp up. Most of those would end. End Up going to influential. German families particularly members of the Nazi party Not The common german-resident. Hitler notably received the first convertible off the manufacturing floor. The savings plan that had been proposed. The one that promised to give the average German chance at owning a vehicle of his or her own was pretty much out the window as the company. Shut down all of civilian production. During the war most Volkswagen's plants Assets were actually directed toward producing equipment and munitions for the German Armed Forces in support of the Axis powers during the war and that includes stuff. Like landmines landmines and tank parts. Also something that absolutely should not be forgotten that we have to address. Is that much of the Labor at at this facility was forced labor. In fact a lot of the early workforce came from Soviet prisoners of war. who were forced to to work at Volkswagen's manufacturing facility over time? The company would put other prisoners of war also displaced people Essentially kidnapped people from eastern Europe A- and concentration camp inmates all to work at the facility. The site became home to a concentration camp called our bites dorf. In nineteen forty two ultimately admittedly three more concentration camps would be added to the campus and eight forced labor camps as well as the war progressed. I one point forced forced labour made up sixty percent of the total workforce for the company. So it's impossible to describe the labor practices of Volkswagen as anything other than deplorable employable. During this time it would also be a part of Volkswagen's history that the company avoided acknowledging officially for many decades. It would eventually make reparations for for this but it would be many decades before that would actually happen. The plant did manufacturer a couple of different cars. Specifically for military use during this time the first became known as the cool wagner which means bucket seat car it was essentially the German counterpart to the US General Purpose Military Military Vehicle Aka the jeep. Now that's not to say that the Kuban Vegan and the jeep were similar. They were actually very different in lots of different ways is but they were intended to serve a similar purpose namely moving people to difficult to reach destinations over rough terrain often and in battle situations initially officers in the armed forces in Germany were at odds of whether or not they should even implement the Coogan but that prompted Hitler himself to step in and demand porsches vehicle be put into use also is in many ways of variation on the Volkswagen beetle although Porsche Shaw with work with other designers to solve problems like reducing the weight of the vehicle while still achieving the performance that the military was demanding the coup blogging was was a really lightweight vehicle and that was mandated by the German government was one of the requirements. The most common version of this vehicle did not not have four wheel drive but it did have a limited slip differential. So what what. The heck is that all right so a differential bill is a gear assembly and its purpose is to allow one wheel on an axle to turn at a different speed than the other wheel on the axle Axel. So you've got these two wheels. They're on the same axle. But you want them to be able to rotate a different speeds. Now if you're someone like me who doesn't know a ton about cars you might ask. Why the heck would you want to wheels on the same axle to turn different speeds and the answer is physics? You silly person okay. So if you're traveling in a straight line you know you're on level ground you're just going down a straight road you wouldn't want your wheels turning at different speeds that would be disastrous. You'd want them all rotating it essentially the same speed as you go down the road but of course roads are not perfectly straight. They have curves that you have to navigate and this is where a differential for intial is important. See a four wheeled vehicle If you've got one of those if you've got driving a standard car that means two wheels are going to be on. The inside of any given curve in two wheels are going to be on the outside of any given curve and the wheels on the inside have to travel a shorter distance than the wheels on the outside outside right the further out from the The middle of the curve you get the greater the distance you're going to cover in the same amount of time which means the wheels on the outside curve would need to rotate rotate faster than those on the insight. In order to make a smooth turn otherwise you would have an enormous amount of tension build up on that outside wheel and you would either get at some skipping with the wheel or the axle itself would break apart from the pressure. The incredible tension that was being built tough so differentials allow wheels to spin at different rotational speeds. And they do this. With a series of interlocking gears an open differential differential is the simplest form of this and it supplies an equal amount of torque rotational force to each of the wheels on an axle. But that can some. I'm not a problem. Particularly if you're working with an offroad vehicle like the Kubo Wagner those vehicles can sometimes end up in places where one of the wheels on an axle has has little to no contact with the ground and if that happens to be one of the wheels that's actually you know connected to that drive train because remember it's a two wheel drive vehicle only the front or back. Wheels are connected to one another the other. Two wheels are independent of each other. In the case of the COOGAN. It's the rear wheels. That was another real rear wheel wheel drive vehicle but if you have one of those two rear wheels up in the air it's just gonNA spend right if it's just an open. Differential the Torque is still being applied to dude. It's spinning in that energy is going to waste limited slip. Differentials allow a car to apply more torque.

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"Money to you build out. This manufacturing facility came largely from trade unions in Germany. The unions actually provided so much of the cash that was needed to get get the factory up and running that to this day they still hold some sway in the company. Union representatives still sit on the supervisory board for Volkswagen today and and the company is not allowed to just move production from one plant to another without their expressed approval. I the manufacturing facility itself gut the name. Volkswagen Agan Plant. Probably because Porsche didn't want to call it the Porsche plant now. As the facility was being built things were changing rapidly in Germany. The the Nazi party took over the unions and made them part of the German Labour Front. The Party's own union organization and it was under this version of Germany's unions that Volkswagen the company would come into being Germany would also start to invade other countries in Europe in world. War Two happened as a result of that. Now do to all these changes the facility would actually produce relatively few cars rather than the mass produced vehicles that have been envisioned for every German family molly throughout the country It would actually end up building fewer than seven hundred. Volkswagen beetles before World War Two really started to ramp up. Most of those would end. End Up going to influential. German families particularly members of the Nazi party Not The common german-resident. Hitler notably received the first convertible off the manufacturing floor. The savings plan that had been proposed. The one that promised to give the average German chance at owning a vehicle of his or her own was pretty much out the window as the company. Shut down all of civilian production. During the war most Volkswagen's plants Assets were actually directed toward producing equipment and munitions for the German Armed Forces in support of the Axis powers during the war and that includes stuff. Like landmines landmines and tank parts. Also something that absolutely should not be forgotten that we have to address. Is that much of the Labor at at this facility was forced labor. In fact a lot of the early workforce came from Soviet prisoners of war. who were forced to to work at Volkswagen's manufacturing facility over time? The company would put other prisoners of war also displaced people Essentially kidnapped people from eastern Europe A- and concentration camp inmates all to work at the facility. The site became home to a concentration camp called our bites dorf. In nineteen forty two ultimately admittedly three more concentration camps would be added to the campus and eight forced labor camps as well as the war progressed. I one point forced forced labour made up sixty percent of the total workforce for the company. So it's impossible to describe the labor practices of Volkswagen as anything other than deplorable employable. During this time it would also be a part of Volkswagen's history that the company avoided acknowledging officially for many decades. It would eventually make reparations for for this but it would be many decades before that would actually happen. The plant did manufacturer a couple of different cars. Specifically for military use during this time the first became known as the cool wagner which means bucket seat car it was essentially the German counterpart to the US General Purpose Military Military Vehicle Aka the jeep. Now that's not to say that the Kuban Vegan and the jeep were similar. They were actually very different in lots of different ways is but they were intended to serve a similar purpose namely moving people to difficult to reach destinations over rough terrain often and in battle situations initially officers in the armed forces in Germany were at odds of whether or not they should even implement the Coogan but that prompted Hitler himself to step in and demand porsches vehicle be put into use also is in many ways of variation on the Volkswagen beetle although Porsche Shaw with work with other designers to solve problems like reducing the weight of the vehicle while still achieving the performance that the military was demanding the coup blogging was was a really lightweight vehicle and that was mandated by the German government was one of the requirements. The most common version of this vehicle did not not have four wheel drive but it did have a limited slip differential. So what what. The heck is that all right so a differential bill is a gear assembly and its purpose is to allow one wheel on an axle to turn at a different speed than the other wheel on the axle Axel. So you've got these two wheels. They're on the same axle. But you want them to be able to rotate a different speeds. Now if you're someone like me who doesn't know a ton about cars you might ask. Why the heck would you want to wheels on the same axle to turn different speeds and the answer is physics? You silly person okay. So if you're traveling in a straight line you know you're on level ground you're just going down a straight road you wouldn't want your wheels turning at different speeds that would be disastrous. You'd want them all rotating it essentially the same speed as you go down the road but of course roads are not perfectly straight. They have curves that you have to navigate and this is where a differential for intial is important. See a four wheeled vehicle If you've got one of those if you've got driving a standard car that means two wheels are going to be on. The inside of any given curve in two wheels are going to be on the outside of any given curve and the wheels on the inside have to travel a shorter distance than the wheels on the outside outside right the further out from the The middle of the curve you get the greater the distance you're going to cover in the same amount of time which means the wheels on the outside curve would need to rotate rotate faster than those on the insight. In order to make a smooth turn otherwise you would have an enormous amount of tension build up on that outside wheel and you would either get at some skipping with the wheel or the axle itself would break apart from the pressure. The incredible tension that was being built tough so differentials allow wheels to spin at different rotational speeds. And they do this. With a series of interlocking gears an open differential differential is the simplest form of this and it supplies an equal amount of torque rotational force to each of the wheels on an axle. But that can some. I'm not a problem. Particularly if you're working with an offroad vehicle like the Kubo Wagner those vehicles can sometimes end up in places where one of the wheels on an axle has has little to no contact with the ground and if that happens to be one of the wheels that's actually you know connected to that drive train because remember it's a two wheel drive vehicle only the front or back. Wheels are connected to one another the other. Two wheels are independent of each other. In the case of the COOGAN. It's the rear wheels. That was another real rear wheel wheel drive vehicle but if you have one of those two rear wheels up in the air it's just gonNA spend right if it's just an open. Differential the Torque is still being applied to dude. It's spinning in that energy is going to waste limited slip. Differentials allow a car to apply more torque.

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