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Old 03-24-2015, 04:24 PM   #201 (permalink)
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...and it's all over by 31:00.

Thanks. It's book-ended by mentions of the Edison2. Mostly it's about the social implications of autonomous cars. It's interesting and thought-provoking.

At one point he mentions that 'surge pricing' will affect your commute to work which will lead to move flexible working hours, which will mean fewer new lanes on the freeway needed and&.

Personally, I think he should sell the in-hub suspension fitted to the 1937 Ford front axle (one-year only tube axle) through Summit Racing. Or Local Motors.

Also: he points to three inflection points in the evolution of the automobile; the Model T Ford, the 1939 VW Beetle and the 1959 Morris Mini.

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Old 06-08-2015, 04:46 PM   #202 (permalink)
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another link provided by Oliver Kuttner with a small segment about the VLC 4.

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Old 07-16-2016, 02:02 PM   #203 (permalink)
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By the way, just noticed that the Edison2 twitter account was tweeting again... and found this:

https://www.facebook.com/oliver.kutt...3660503333792/

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This fall we will move toward production.
Wait, what?
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:39 PM   #204 (permalink)
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By the way, just noticed that the Edison2 twitter account was tweeting again... and found this:

https://www.facebook.com/oliver.kutt...3660503333792/



Wait, what?

This is awesome news. I may have to pull my Model3 reservation but I'd much rather have the VLC.

Thanks for making my day. I was not having a good day until I read this thread.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:48 PM   #205 (permalink)
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I guess I will believe it when I can walk down the street cash in hand, by a 2 wheel steer version at a reasonable price.

Hope it's true but not holding my breath
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I'd settle for just the front axle. To put in my 1958 VW Beetle.
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I personally suspect, based on comments made a few years ago by Oliver Kuttner about regulatory hurdles, as well as the comments about the ability to set up a local Edison2 factory easily, that it's not gonna show up in the US.

My predictions are India or China first.
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Oh man, back out of left field, Edison2 is going to make something?

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Looked for an Edison2 YouTube channel to embed the video... did not find.

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The car in this video is not the best looking version of the car since it was just hacked up to convert to electric for the test that day, from one of the Xprize cars.

I got to spend a few hours with Oliver and chat about the VLC production car and got to take a drive in the car around Emeryville, CA. What a great car!

Pretty funny comment about his interactions with VW.
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.....Worth noting is that nearly a year later two teasers emerged from VW - The NILS and the Audi Urban Concept. - Now I am not saying copies - I am saying a smart man sees the limitations of the laws of Physics... and tests the water. Oliver met him several more times and in the end the message was: We (VW) have it covered with our Diesel technology"... The rest is history.
When I met Oliver he was carrying a case about the size of a bowling ball bag, and inside was a front suspension (the whole thing) for a car about the size and weight of a VW Jetta. He said he had been in talks with VW. I think if VW had moved forward with some of the suspension and aero modifications with Edison2, the company would not have "suspended operations". For that matter, if any of the many companies he contacted had decided to move forward in the direction of efficiency it would have kept E2 alive.

I really hope they do move ahead. I'm a fan!

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