Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne nimetas Apple võimalikku plaani ise autot ehitada haigusnähuks.
quote:“Marchionne said there was sufficient capacity available among car makers to deal with Apple’s requirements and it would make more sense for them to partner with a car manufacturer rather than become an actor itself in such a ‘complex busines,'” Agnieszka Flak reports for Reuters. “‘If they have any urges to make a car, I’d advise them to lie down and wait until the feeling passes,’ Marchionne told journalists. ‘Illnesses like this come and go, you will recover from them, they’re not lethal.'”
“Imagine a company that specializes in selling high-end technology products, that is supported by a cultish group of devoted fans, and that’s run by a notoriously demanding CEO who’s hellbent on changing the world,” Brad Reed writes for BGR. “That sounds a lot like Apple under Steve Jobs, doesn’t it? It sure does, but it could also be used to describe Tesla under CEO Elon Musk right now.”
“And those aren’t the only similarities, as Stratechery’s Ben Thompson makes clear in a fascinating new essay comparing the two companies,” Reed writes. “Thompson makes a compelling argument that Tesla has forced the rest of the automobile industry to completely rethink the concept of the car just as Apple forced the mobile phone industry to completely rethink its own products after the launch of the iPhone.”
“Can we marvel at what Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk has accomplished? Nearly 300,000 people have willingly parted with $1,000 despite the fact they will not have a chance to purchase a car for years; an astounding 115,000 of them sent in their deposit before they even knew what the car looked like,” Ben Thompson writes for Stratechery. “A friend got in line to make his reservation at 6:45am and there were 123 people in front of him. This is, no matter how you measure it, a phenomenon that is nearly unprecedented; the only possible comparison is Apple and its iPhone.”
Thompson writes, “Long lines and fans committed to ordering new products sight-unseen are not the only things Tesla and Apple have in common: both companies have been doubted for allegedly not understanding Disruption Theory; both, though, are proving that Disruption Theory does not have all the answers, particularly when it comes to consumer markets.”
Project TitanSee oli huvitav kirjutis, tõsi riik Apple arvutite ostusid ei subsideeri. USA-s maksab riik $7500 elektriauto ostjale maksusoodustustega tagasi. See kehtib kõikidele tootajatele seni kuni nad 200 000 autot on ära müünud. See number täitub peagi. Ka konkurendid ei maga. Näeb mis peale seda saama hakkab.
Project TitanKurb on ka, et Henry Ford on lahkunud. Ja Walt Disney...
Ja Steve Ballmer
Ülikõval brändinimel oli muide "vilets" kvartal. Kaotas turuväärtuses sama palju kui on Tesla või Netflixi koguväärtus. Samas ületab selle "brändinime" sita kvartali kasum kolme firma - Alphabet inc (Google), Facebooki ja Amazoni sama kvartali kasumi kokku. Logo tuleb ikka läbimõeldult valida
quote:Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is in the late stage of talks with Google parent company Alphabet Inc. about an industry partnership involving self-driving car technology, according to automotive blog Autoextremist and The Wall Street Journal.
Moreover, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has reportedly indicated that he is open to working with a tech giant, including Alphabet or Apple, in order to build more scale and help offset automotive-related production and development costs.
On the contrary, Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said that its ongoing discussions with potential partners to start new digital mobility businesses do not involve Apple or Alphabet, as reported by Reuters.
quote:Apple has likely spent upwards of a few billion dollars on Project Titan so far when including real estate and stock-based compensation. When considering that Apple will likely be spending upwards of $14 billion per year on R&D by 2017 or 2018, Project Titan could easily end up being a $10-$15 billion project before Apple even ships a product. This is uncharted territory not just for Apple, but for the entire auto industry.
Ilmus välja patent, mis annab aimu, et Applel on plaanis midagi, mis tundub olevat konkureeriv Uberiga.
Automaatselt tekkivad grupid, mis baseeruvad sellel kus/kuhu inimesed liiguvad. Sõidujagamine. Lisame siis juurde isesõitvad autod. Põnev.