If anything the overwhelmingly majority of communities have had 3 months to understand the implications of an underwhelmed health care system. It is just painful to see these analogies. There's a manic depressive group over in the corona thread. They are in the depressive state right now. Misery loves company.
Turns out TSLA investors aren't as brave or optimistic as you think. It is rather ironic.
My uninformed opinion - no one is going to submit to another shutdown, and no politician is going to further decimate the economy. This is in the medical community’s court now, vaccine or no vaccine. They will have had 6+ months to prepare.
Austin has no earthquakes, nothing pre-existing underground except solid rock, and plenty of "gentrification" going on that would allow for subway stations to be constructed. Also has pre-existing traffic problems - there is not much in the way of East-to-West road travel. 11th biggest city in the USA and (I think) the largest American city that has no subway.
Tunneling in bedrock is preferable. The tunnel is self-supporting, less ground water issues, less need for lining with concrete, etc.Austin has massive bedrock. It makes building above ground easy and below ground difficult. This is why there are so few buried power lines. I am not saying The Boring Company couldn't tunnel. It would just be more challenging and undoubtedly slower.
FWIW, it looks like they fully admit they’re one in the same. (Might’ve been their marketing plan all along?) They directly link from one to the other now.
Why? The USA and Brazil share many common characteristics, many of the bad:Brazil is a completely bogus comparison, for many reasons.
Most of the "bedrock" around austin is part of the Edwards Aquifer which is basically swiss cheese limestone/water... Introduction to the Edwards AquiferTunneling in bedrock is preferable. The tunnel is self-supporting, less ground water issues, less need for lining with concrete, etc.
Do you have a link to the comments?From a recent talk, Elon said the 3 line is more complex, but it works now so there is no motivation to change it.
My take is that Fremont will stay as is, but future plants/ body lines will be set up with Y style castings.
It was the recent Third Row podcast with Elon and Sandy.Do you have a link to the comments?
I remember he said the new paint shop in GF4 won’t be retrofitted to Fremont, but don’t remember he mentioned body shop.
But I kind of agree since they could build new Model Y line in under a year, and probably cheaper, it would make sense to just keep existing Model 3 capacity and shift more to performance model.
Musk said that it was likely the tech would make its way into the Model 3 as well. “It’s probably something we would do, but maybe in like 2 years.” He commented that the design of the Model 3 body was a pain in the ass, but it worked. “We have to deal with the pain in the asses that don’t work. Those are the higher priorities,” he said.
A lot of self-selection going on in the choice of which thread to spend time on. Perhaps the worried mostly flock to the corona thread, and the optimists/deluded/uncertain are here because they can only take so much of the political suppression of medical best practices. I find myself slightly more optimistic recently (partly shutdown fatigue and partly data driven), but definitely in the camp of people who have long-term concerns and doubtful of a Y-shaped recovery.
That was referring to redesigning Model 3 to have Model Y techs, casting, heat pump etc.It was the recent Third Row podcast with Elon and Sandy.
The Redesign Of The Tesla Model Y Body Was Inspired By A Toy Car | CleanTechnica
Ha ha! NBC screw-up. The video is marked "private" now. But I watched it before it was marked as such. I already knew this from a podcast where Jay Leno was interviewed, but they drive the Cybertruck through one of the Boring Company's tunnels, with only 1/4" space on either side. (not sure if I believe that part)CNBC - today:
Isn't the wiring harness one of the things Tesla really tried to simplify when producing the 3 and Y? I wonder what the significance of this may be for Tesla's production.GM is having some difficulties with parts suppliers Thousands of GM UAW members told to stay home, pickup production stalled