Category Archives: Regulation

Everybody Hates Tesla, Part 2

Electric vehicle adoption will threaten automotive profit distribution sooner than expected and much sooner than unit volumes would imply.  Tesla has brought about this and many other large but less-noticed changes & threats.  The Company has been afforded unprecedented (and sometimes counterproductive) latitude by customers, investors & the media.

This 2-part episode is a companion to our publication, Everybody Hates Tesla .

More about GTK, your host Ali Tabibian, our conferencespublications and subscriptions thereto. If links aren’t active in your app, please go to www.gtkpartners.com.

A raw transcript is here.

Everybody Hates Tesla, Part 1

Electric vehicle adoption will threaten automotive profit distribution sooner than expected and much sooner than unit volumes would imply.  Tesla has brought about this and many other large but less-noticed changes & threats.  The Company has been afforded unprecedented (and sometimes counterproductive) latitude by customers, investors & the media.

This 2-part segment is a companion to our publication, Everybody Hates Tesla .

More about GTK, your host Ali Tabibian, our conferencespublications and subscriptions thereto. If links aren’t active in your app, please go to www.gtkpartners.com.

A raw transcript is here.

Mark Farrell, the 44th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

Listen to Mark Farrell, the Mayor of San Francisco, explain why he wrote an open letter to Autonomous Vehicle companies requesting enhanced cooperation with municipal authorities.   Hear the Mayor describe the outcomes from the resulting Safety Briefing, with presentations from Zoox and GM Cruise.   Whay sensitized the Mayor to autonomous vehicles, well before the recently publicized and highly unfortunate fatal accidents.

See the Mayor’s official release on the subject and learn more about Mark Farrell’s background.  More about GTK, your host Ali Tabibian, our conferences, publications and subscriptions thereto. If links aren’t active in your app, please go to www.techcarsmachines.com.

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Josh Switkes, CEO & Founder, Peloton Technologies

Listen to Josh Switkes, CEO and co-founder of Peloton Technology, describe how his company enables safe tailgating between trucks, helping the industry save fuel and improve safety.   Understand why the company has raised $80MM from the likes of Intel, UPS and Volvo.

What’s unique about trucking? Why is Peloton’s implementation of limited autonomy, a proprietary truck communication technology, and a network operating center proving to be the right approach?  How does regulation influence Peloton?

Visit Josh at www.peloton-tech.com.  More about GTK, your host, our conferences, publications and subscriptions thereto.

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Introduction.

Ali Tabibian of GTK Partners will roadmap this series, describing how we’ll help Dear Listeners understand the world of artificial intelligence, data science, connectivity and sensors through their applications in cars and machines.  He’ll answer your burning questions:

  • What is this series about anyway?
  • Why is tech in cars and machines so closely related?
  • Who are these GTK guys anyway, and why should I listen to them?

We’ll make it fun to digest our nutrient-packed, thoughtful content for those of you who like to learn.

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