Elon Musk interview: 1-on-1 with Sandy Munro

Elon Musk interview: 1-on-1 with Sandy Munro

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rodericb

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2,990 posts

90 months

Thursday 4th February
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A strange interview. It'll strengthen your opinions on Elon Musk and Tesla whatever side of the fence you sit on. The comments on the video itself will illustrate that further....




I haven't ever looked at the work of the interviewer - from the media mileage derived from his results from pulling down some Tesla ages ago I thought he was quite forthright and had a conservative approach. Not to say that the problem with the Tesla autopilot is the roads themselves...

The part about the seats was illuminating - I do remember the debacle about them taking the manufacture of seats in-house. I believe most car manufacturers outsource those components so they don't have to build a whole heap of knowledge on it. But could Tesla themselves leverage the IP themselves and get into the OE seat game, or allow people to use their patents? Similarly, they've produced a whole heap of IP about other things, they purchase a toolmaker when said toolmaker had other contracts to fulfil before Teslas so they could jump the queue....

Edited by rodericb on Thursday 4th February 08:35

Heres Johnny

6,163 posts

88 months

Friday 5th February
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Ive not watched that video but I’ve watched his reviews. I think what people forget about his takedowns is they’re largely about construction techniques and the design aspects aiding that construction . He doesn’t review from an ownership perspective directly. The two aren’t entirely separate as controlling the supply chain, enabling reduced labour, cheaper materials doesn’t mean the car is a better car to own, but equally reducing production cost and tighter tolerances should make them cheaper and more reliable.

If you wanted the EV Munro went most overboard on with plaudits, you’d buy a BMW i3 which he described as the most significant car since the Model T.

ZesPak

22,063 posts

160 months

Monday 8th February
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Heres Johnny said:
Ive not watched that video but I’ve watched his reviews. I think what people forget about his takedowns is they’re largely about construction techniques and the design aspects aiding that construction . He doesn’t review from an ownership perspective directly. The two aren’t entirely separate as controlling the supply chain, enabling reduced labour, cheaper materials doesn’t mean the car is a better car to own, but equally reducing production cost and tighter tolerances should make them cheaper and more reliable.
yes
I've noticed that too.
BTW the interview is well worth watching, two clever people talking about production more than anything else.
Heres Johnny said:
If you wanted the EV Munro went most overboard on with plaudits, you’d buy a BMW i3 which he described as the most significant car since the Model T.
Aside from the fact that he stated on multiple occasions that if you have to buy an EV now, the Model Y is the one he'd recommend without hesitation.

sisu

850 posts

137 months

Saturday 20th February
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Munro has some good principles.
-Teamwork
-Reducing the number of parts
-Layered assembly from above, using gravity
-Easy alignment and insertion
-Avoid expensive fastening
-Bulk storage to reduce handling problems
-Poka-yoke – making operations foolproof to avoid errors
-Self assembly so that parts naturally engage
-Simplify packaging and servicing
-Avoid adjustment and repositioning of the assembly

I enjoy his teardown videos and you can apply the way he looks at manufacturing a car.
The lego example is a good example of engineering to explain to a engineer and designer. A bit like Clarkson asking why in 30 years of smoking every cigarette he has smoked has never had an imperfection and yet costs 50p.




Lim

2,274 posts

6 months

Sunday 21st February
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Bit of a follow up with Sandy discussing the interview. Musk invited him to stick around to eve drop on meetings biggrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1nc_chrNQk


David87

5,832 posts

176 months

Sunday 21st February
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Elon was on Joe Rogan again the other day. Fantastic stuff with some good Tesla conversation. Shame you now have to get it from crappy Spotify, but whatever.