Asymcar

Asymcar

Horace Dediu and Jim Zellmer discuss the politics, processes and possibilities of cars in light of: 1. Young people deferring drivers licenses. 2. The growth of car sharing. 3. Practical alternative power trains. 4. Urbanization. 5. Increased Congestion. 6. Driverless cars. 7. Rise of the "App Economy".

Hosted by Horace Dediu and Jim Zellmer.



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29: Asymcar 29: Atmospherics

March 18, 2016 at 4:00PM • 58 minutes • Wiki Entry

Horace and Jim begin with the industry's rhetorical bubble. We consider the auto eco-system's atmospherics on auto companions and quickly revert back to the reality of today's manufacturing practices and industry lead times.

Horace notes the early development of steam, electric and internal combustion engine cars. We discuss the external assets that sustained the engines we use today and what might change in the near term to support significant electric vehicle (EV) growth.

We close in contemplation of Uber's purported 100,000 unit S-Class purchase.




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Uber seeking to buy self-driving cars.

Toyota's Motomachi factory.

Building Cars Live: Episode one two

The Machine that Changed the World.

GM Buys Self Driving Tech Startup.

Cars will become personal companions.