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Elon Musk has a Sleeping Bag at end of Model X production line

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Colin Campbell, May 7, 2016.

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  1. Colin Campbell

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    Just saw a story about Elon sleeping at the end of Model X production line. We are on the edge of a revolution in SUV's with the X and the leader of the revolution knows how important it is to make it successful. Its one complicated vehicle because it is the most advanced vehicle ever manufactured. Greatness comes in different flavors. More often than not we don't recognize it until after the fact. The X/S is by far the a greatest achievement in human transportation since the combustion engine. Discontinuous innovations (tech revolutions) are all in the details. I applaud Elon for doing whatever it takes to make it perfect:

    "I have a sleeping bag and desk at the end of the production line which which I use quite frequently”, says Musk. “The whole team is focused on achieving a high [production] rate and quality.”

    Elon Musk Sleeps in a Sleeping Bag at the End of the Model X Production Line

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    Actually it's a desk. The cot and sleeping bag are in a conference room.

    Good point though. Although some may think this level of micromanagement shouldn't be necessary if they had proper QA processes. ;)
     
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    In manufacturing world, there's always a tussle between manufacturing and quality control. And sometimes you just need the head honcho to tighten the bolts. ;)
     
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    I don't think that area of Fremont is zoned for residential and Tesla Motors probably doesn't have a permit to offer lodging. Look out, the hydrogen lobby might get the government to shut the factory down for violations.
     
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    I heard Tesla is coming out with a new car too. I read it would be called Model 3 other some such thing. IIRC it's coming out in 2018 or 2019 (can't remember which but it was in Road & Track which is a respectable magazine who's integrity I wouldn't question, so it's likely correct). Did anyone else hear these news yet?

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  9. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    This post is in the wrong thread. Most definitely.
     
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    No.
     
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    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    No really it was a fun post, I just didn't think about this thread as being about Elon sleeping at the factory but about how slow the media are to report important Tesla news, how wrong the reported facts are and how poorly the meaning is interpreted.
     
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    Not really, the VP of Manufacturing is an US Army veteran.

    They were replaced and a announcement will be forthcoming ...
     

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