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Who Knows About You and Your Car
Techfluencer Dean Bubley shared an item with me by email that is all about your car’s data in THE MARKUP. It’s a very fascinating and eye opening read about the many companies in the sector.
MY TAKE-This is an evolving sector that needs lots of understanding and patience as it is not something that is so black and white. The number of layers which are involved in who has access, can see and can manage the data your car generates is mind-boggling.
TESLA Held Owner for Ransome
Electrek has the details on how TESLA relented to social media pressure after locking a used car buying owner out of his P60/P90 that had been modified post the original sale.
MY TAKE-Manufacturers are acting more and more like licensors than just retail brands, trying to keep the product they sold, what was sold. Unfortunately we live in a society where owners feel they have the right to change what they purchased. This confusion will only get worse as cars become more like the computers we own and which operate software that we licence, but don’t own.
Are TESLA’s Days Numbered?
Techspert, Phil Baker, a long time former neighbor from my days in California, who is also the inventor of the foldable keyboard, has a detailed analysis about TESLA’s past and future.
MY TAKE-I’ve known Phil for many years, and one thing I know is his insight should never be questioned. A product manager’s product manager, his logic should never be faulted. In his analysis he shows that TESLA’s days are numbered largely due to the behavior of Elon Musk coming at a time when competition is heating up.
The Atlantic City Press thinks the Senate bill will make buying an EV’s easier…..Forbes has details on a wireless EV charging company securing big funding….CNN thinks we need better charging networks…AUTONOMY the car subscription service founded by digital car veteran Scott Painter, wants to be the biggest leasing firm of EVs and is acquiring 200 or more EVs per week, reports Electrek.